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28th of September – 15th of December 2019, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

LANA ČMAJČANIN
JILL GIBBON
VANESSA GRAVENOR
JOHN HEARTFIELD
SONIA HEDSTRAND
ANA HOFFNER EX-PRVULOVIC
REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO
HIWA K
PETER KENNARD
DANI PLOEGER
WALID RAAD
JULIAN RÖDER
LORENZO SANDOVAL
BEATRICE SCHUETT MOUMDJIAN
HITO STEYERL
ALMA SULJEVIĆ
HADAS TAPOUCHI
CENGIZ TEKIN
CONSTANTINE ZLATEV

»Up in Arms« is an exhibition and research project focusing on the structures of the local and international arms industry. Whereas the exhibition showcases critical artistic responses to the industry, the map on the project’s website will together with the art works in public space cast a light on the players involved in the arms industry in Berlin. Guided city tours with a focus on lobbyism will serve to bring the different aspects together. In collaboration with activists and NGO’s the project seeks to create a platform for a critical and much needed discussion about the arms industry’s political and societal position.
 

Cengiz Tekin »Silence«, Exhibition View »Up in Arms«, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 2019, Photo: Julian van Dieken
Cengiz Tekin »Silence«, Exhibition View »Up in Arms«, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 2019, Photo: Julian van Dieken
 

 
 
Friday, 27th of September 2019, 14:00
»The Fourth Entity« Performance by Alma Suljević
 
Friday, 27th of September 2019, 19:00
Opening of the exhibition
 
Thursday, 17th of October 2019, 19:00 (DE/EN)
»Strategies of Protest«, Panel discussion with cooperation partners and artists of »Up in Arms«
 
Thursday, 24th of October 2019, 18:00 (EN)
Guided tour with the curators
 
Thursday, 7th of November 2019, 19:00 (EN)
Lecture Performance »The Learning and Unlearning of Violence« by Vanessa Gravenor
 
Thursday, 21st of November 2019, 19:00 (DE/EN)
Film screening Forensic Architecture »Triple-Chaser« followed by a talk with Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic, Linde Bryck (ECCHR), Prof. Dr. Wendy Meryem Shaw (FU Berlin)
 
Sunday, 24th of November 2019, 15:00 (DE)
Guided tour with the curators
 
Thursday, 12th of December 2019, 19:00 (EN)
Film screening »Shooting Ourselves« followed by a talk with Christine Cynn (Director) and Christian Schliemann (ECCHR)
 
Sunday, 15th of December 2019, 17:00 (EN)
Guided tour with the curators
 
Sunday, 15th of December 2019, 19:00 (DE/EN)
Participatory Performance
»Politaoke« Nonpartisan Political Karaoke by Diana Arce and DJ Anisha Müller
 
21st of September – 25th of November 2019
TOURS with LobbyControl
Each Saturday and Sunday, 14:00
DE: 21st, 22nd, 28th of September | 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 27th of October | 2nd, 3rd, 25th of November
EN: 29th of September | 5th, 20th, 26th of October
 
 
 

Hito Steyerl »Is the Museum a Battlefield?«, Exhibition View Opening »Up in Arms«, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 2019, Photo: Julian van Dieken
Hito Steyerl »Is the Museum a Battlefield?«, Exhibition View Opening »Up in Arms«, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 2019, Photo: Julian van Dieken
 

 
 
 
nGbK Project Group:
Ayşe Güngör, Cassandra Mehlhorn, Gabriela Seith, Amalie Sølling-Jørgensen, Johanna Werner
 
The exhibition »Up in Arms« is a project by nGbK in cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien:

 
 
Cooperation Partners:

 
 
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin: