05. April 2018, 10 – 13 Uhr
Vielen Dank an den Künstler Khaled Barakeh für seinen Vortrag „FAMILIAR AND STRANGE PLACES – BETWEEN THE BORDERS” und die Arbeitsbesprechungen mit unseren TeilnehmerInnen.
“The geographical shift in Khaled Barakeh’s life – moving from Syria to Europe – resulted in major changes in his approach towards his work; originally trained as a painter, he then developed a stronger concentration on conceptual art practices. Today, Berlin-based artist works in a variety of media, deliberately chosen for each project, focusing on the current and pertinent issues and often revolving around power structures in context of identity, culture and history. Drawing from his personal experiences – observations of both familiar and strange places, witnessing the repetitive and constantly unsolved social injustice through different points of view – Barakeh approaches creative practices as a tool of social changes. Barakeh is considered to be a part of global artivism movement – often focusing on topics of cultural preservation, aiming to see between the cracks of social and political systems, addressing them in indirect ways.