HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION
ARTIST TALK WITH KARA WALKER AND YASMIL RAYMOND
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7 P.M.
Experience the artist Kara Walker live talking to Yasmil Raymond, Rector of the Städelschule, Director of the Portikus and co-curator of the first retrospective on Kara Walker at the Walker Art Center (2007). Tickets now available in the online shop
FILM SERIES WITH OLIVER HARDT
THURSDAYS AT 7.30 P.M., OCT 21. 2021, OCT. 28 & NOV. 4
The film series “Schwarz ist keine Farbe” / Black is Not a Color, put together and presented by freelance director, author and filmmaker Oliver Hardt, addresses the many situations Black Germans experience in their lives from a variety of perspectives. Specific Afro-American views meet Afro-German debate. More infos
Prior to your visit immerse yourself in the world of Kara Walker: The free digitorial offers valuable background material, art-historical and cultural-historical contexts and explains the basic content of the exhibition. Now online!
PODCAST SERIES WITH JENA SAMURA
Taking Kara Walker’s art as a starting point Jena Samura talks to experts such as Edna Bonhomme, Josephine Apraku or Aïcha Diallo about European art history and Black art, colonial constructions of gender and how you can reflect critically on history. Shortly in the SCHIRN MAG!
EVERY 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AND ON NOVEMBER 30, 7 P.M.
The format offers a glimpse into the visual world of Kara Walker, intense discussions of her work, and a personal exchange of ideas with your guide. Bookable soon!
GUIDED TOUR WITH KATHARINA DOHM
Tuesday, 9 November, 7 PM
The SCHIRN curator reveals the concept and background of the exhibition. Book ticket now
GUIDED TOUR WITH FURAT ABDULLE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 7 P.M.
During the tour Furat Abdulle talks about the ambivalence of observation as a question of freedom. She is a spoken word artist and amongst other things initiated the Black History Month in Mainz. Tickets available shortly from the online shop.
INTERRACIAL LOVE AFFAIR
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 7 P.M.
As part of an entertaining and hot affair between Deutsches Museum für Schwarze Unterhaltung und Black Music (German Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music) and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt they slip between the sheets. "This is where the Magic happens". The fruit of the liaison is manifested in an exhibition object and an accompanying event: Experts of every ilk come together to discuss the various aspects of interracial love, to make music, fantasize, flirt, argue and make up again. Tickets available shortly from the online shop.
TALK BY NOURA JOHNSON
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 7 P.M.
Noura Johnson, art historian and assistant curator at Kunstmuseum Basel, speaks in her talk “Mining my Subconscious” about the work of Kara Walker. Tickets available shortly from the online shop.
THE NARRATOR KARA WALKER – GUIDED TOUR
TUESDAY DECEMBER 7, 7 P.M.
What role do writing and narration play in the work of Kara Walker? Literature specialist Ismahan Wayah and art historian Laura Heeg jointly explore this question. Tickets available shortly from the online shop.
PRÄSIDENTEN REPÄSENTIEREN - TALK BY ANTJE KRAUSE-WAHL
Thursday, 9 December, 7pm
Kara Walker's "Allegory of the Obama Years" (2019) is both a reaction to the political situation in the United States and an engagement with Barack Obama's official presidential portrait, made by Kehinde Wiley in 2018. Looking at the history of presidential portraits, the lecture will offer perspectives on Kara Walker's aesthetic strategies.
Antje Krause-Wahl, Heisenberg Professorship of Contemporary Art History, Subject Configurations, and Body Politics.
GUIDED TOUR WITH KURT WETTENGL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 P.M.
Any encounter with Walker’s drawings is a challenge to us and our European collective memory. Among other things, Kurt Wettengl curated “Das Gedächtnis der Kunst” /The Memory of Art (2000) show in the SCHIRN and was co-curator of the exhibition “Vergessen. Warum wir nicht alles Erinnern” / Forgetting. Why we don’t remember everything (2019) at Historisches Museum. Tickets available shortly from the online shop.