Wake up! Wake up! Up you wake!
How does the world breathe now?
Session N°2 21.09.2016 20:00
With Candice Breitz
Those that'll tell don't know, and those that know won't tell.
The movie selection for Session N°2 of How does the world breathe now is so hot that we got the rights for screening but not for announcing the event. So you’ll have to trust us and Candice Breitz–our guest this week!
For the curious ones among you: we will be going back to the boiling heatwave that struck the summer of ’89, days before the fall of the Berlin Wall on its other far end–in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn where a bitter racial confrontation leaves one man dead and a neighbourhood destroyed. In his review upon the movie’s release, Roger Ebert stated that the film “comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.” 27 years later it remains as pertinent as ever, particularly in the light of recent racist killings and the revitalisation of social and political movements in Ferguson, New York, Berlin, Johannesburg and beyond: “My people, my people, what can I say; say what I can. I saw it but didn't believe it; I didn’t believe what I saw. Are we gonna live together? Together are we gonna live?”
Candice Breitz (Johannesburg, 1972) is a Berlin-based artist whose moving image installations have been shown internationally. She has been a professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig since 2007. Breitz has participated in numerous biennales, among others in Johannesburg (1997), São Paulo (1998), Venice (2005), New Orleans (2008), Singapore (2011) and Dakar (2014). Her work has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival (2009) and the Toronto International Film Festival (2013). Solo and group exhibitions have been hosted at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk), the South African National Gallery (Cape Town), Museum der Moderne Salzburg, National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), Tate Liverpool, Museum Fridericianum (Kassel) and many others.