What is Studio Bonn?

Studio Bonn is the public think tank of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany. Join artists, scientists, programmers and activists discussing models of care for global communal infrastructure – mental, physical and digital. The events will remain accessible online in the form of videos and podcasts in both German and English and invite further collective discussion.

A mentsh is a mentsh

A mentsh is a mentsh

Kunst & Kultur nach dem 7. Oktober (Teil 2)

Mit Omer Bartov, Carolin Emcke & Hito Steyerl

Note

Unfortunately, there was a technical error during the live broadcast of Studio Bonn on 12/03/2024 on YouTube: Due to a malfunction of the internet line, not enough data was sent in places to enable a stable and smooth video stream, so that there were occasional delays, dropouts and jumps in the transmission.⁣ We apologise for this technical glitch, which was already noticed by some viewers in the evening. We have replaced the faulty stream with the error-free studio recording.
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The public debate about the Middle East conflict has massively changed communicative behavior in many social milieus. In many places, polemical simplifications and personal hostilities have replaced analytical observations and differentiated descriptions. The specific dynamics of the conflict force the formation of camps that - even far removed from the war - appear to be irreconcilable. The attempt to position oneself with some degree of independence and integrity, apart from or even as a mediator between the parties to the conflict, is becoming increasingly difficult. How should these complex social and communicative processes be understood? Why do even those who otherwise claim critical thinking, artistic freedom and social commitment succumb to them?

In our second conversation about the effects of October 7th on art and culture, we will primarily deal with such dynamics of communicative action - and last but not least with the question of what paths could lead out of the blocking confrontations and escalating situations.

A mentsh is a mentsh

All videos in this series

A mentsh is a mentsh is the title of this series of conversations with Nicole Deitelhoff and Meron Mendel about dealing with anti-Semitism, racism and post-colonialism. Terror and war in the Middle East are putting a strain on the social climate – also in Germany and Europe. Anti-Semitic incidents are increasing – even in artistic and scientific contexts. How should you deal with it? How should one deal with conflicts and sensitivities, real and imagined injuries, vagueness and contradictions? How can we talk to one another and work together with any degree of integrity? From human to human?

Art & Culture after October 7th

Art & Culture after October 7th

A mentsh is a mentsh

With Meron Mendel, Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger and Johanna Adam

Where is everyone?

All videos in this series

Where is everyone? This Studio Bonn series asks about quiet quitting and empty theater. What remains of a society if nobody goes to work or into the museum anymore?

Quiet Quitting

Quiet Quitting

Where is everyone?

With Oliver Polak, Samira El Ouassil & Noel Fazi

Global Nerve Systems

All videos in this series

In Global Nerve Systems scientists, artists, and public officials discuss which senses we need to sharpen and which new narratives and world views are necessary in order to face coming disasters.

How world wide disasters are interconnected

How world wide disasters are interconnected

Global Nerve Systems

With Zita Sebesvari, Pali Palavathanan & Grace Ndiritu

The thematic cycle Exchange Values revolves around the question of what has what value in society and why, and how the dynamics of value formation have changed. In particular, it is about the opportunities of blockchain technology for new models of participation.

Who controls the Bundeskunsthalle?

Who controls the Bundeskunsthalle?

Exchange Values

With Hito Steyerl, Department of Decentralization, Other Internet & Oliver Hölken

The Common Ground

All videos in this series

The thematic cycle The Common Ground poses the question of the general: What holds societies together? Which technologies and institutions allow productive debates about the future? And what role do art and culture play in this?

How we relate to one another

How we relate to one another

The Common Ground

With Petra Gerster & Mohamed Amjahid

International artists, scientists, programmers and activists discuss questions that will determine the societies of tomorrow live in the Bundeskunsthalle, the Chancellor's Bungalow and other locations. The German and English-language videos are also available as podcasts and invite you to listen on all common platforms.

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Contact

Dr. Sven Sappelt
Curator for Discourse & Head of Studio Bonn 
sappelt (at) bundeskunsthalle.de