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Life, Death, Love and Justice

conversations with artists

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 6pm

live stream via tranzit.sk Facebook page.

Event will be held in English.

Speakers: Amel Alzakout, Jasper Kettner, Denis Kozerawski, Hale Tenger

Moderators: Didem Yazıcı, Peter Sit

As a warm-up event for the exhibition Life, Death, Love and Justice on view at tranzit.sk in June - July 2021, four participating artists will be in conversation with the curators Didem Yazıcı and Peter Sit. Responding to the exhibition’s concept, each artist will speak about his/her work in the exhibition and artistic methodology.

Everywhere in the world, people who experience social, ecological, or political injustice contemplate life, death, love and justice as a vital part of their everyday life. Injustices occur in many different places such as a forest, a house, a workplace, a sea, a train station, a street, a camp for refugees, a war zone or in a prison; and they result in many forms including words, (moving) images and sound. Such testimonies have been creating a room for change and revolt for centuries. However, the recent years were not like the ones that we have known before. Contradictions and global inequalities became clearer as everyone in the world caught unprepared for a global pandemic. In an unforeseeable limbo situation like this, we, the humans, regardless of who we are and where we are, found ourselves thinking about Life, Death, Love and Justice more than ever. Revolving around the notions of human rights, colonial legacies, social, gender, ecological and political injustices, the exhibition Life, Death, Love and Justice is featuring works by Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed, Babi Badalow, Savaş Boyraz, Harun Farocki, Forensic Architecture, Ladislava Gažiová, Jasper Kettner & İbrahim Arslan, Denis Kozerawski, Anike Joyce Sadiq, Hale Tenger, Rojda Tuğrul and István Zsíros.

Amel Alzakout, born in 1988 in Syria, is an artist and filmmaker based in Leipzig. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied journalism at Cairo University, Egypt, and from 2017 to 2018 she studied art at the Weißensee Art Academy in Berlin. She is currently studying media art at the Academy of Visual Art (HGB) in Leipzig. Purple Sea is her debut film.

Jasper Kettner studied photography (Ostkreuzschule) as well as art history (Freie Universität) in Berlin. He now works there as a freelance photographer. In his own work he focuses on German society and its varying realities, often with portraiture work.

Denis Kozerawski studied photography and intermedia in Bratislava. Since 2012, he has been a member of the art collective, APART. As a proto-institutional actor they focus on curating, art making and publishing. He has been particularly interested in linking the local and international art scenes, which resulted in co-initiating A Promise of Kneropy, a new gallery in Bratislava.

Peter Sit is an artist, curator, organizer and publisher, based in Bratislava. In 2012 he co-founded the art collective APART.

Hale Tenger, born in 1960 in İzmir, is an artist based in Istanbul. Tenger is primarily known for her immersive and sensuous installations, based on the elaborate combination of unconventional use of diverse materials, audio, and video. Her work is characterized by its prompting of an intimate experience for individual viewers through connections of memory, space and time.

Didem Yazıcı is an independent curator and writer based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her curatorial work is inspired by thinking across disciplines in and outside of art, the potentiality of exhibitions as socio-poetic spaces, and the legacy of intersectional feminism and global exhibition histories.

Event is part of the exhibition Life, Death, Love and Justice curated by Didem Yazıcı and Peter Sit.

ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.
Exhibition and its events have been also supported by Goethe- Institut Slovakia and Amnesty International Slovakia.

Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed, Purple Sea, film, 67’, 2020 
© pong Film GmbH