What is happening around the exhibitions at the f² Fotofestival 2023? Overview of all events of the supporting programme
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 13:00
Venue: FH Dortmund, Max-Ophüls-Platz 2, 44137 Dortmund, Dortmund
Anna Ehrenstein lives between Berlin, Tirana and the Cloud and works in various media of artistic or curatorial production. She investigates how technology and digital-material culture change or maintain power relations, as well as different forms of knowledge and their constructions through South-South cooperation and redistribution of resources of the Global North. Photography, text, video, installation, performance and sculpture emerge through collaborative and holistic work in process-based artistic and curatorial research and mediation. How are we as a society produced by media and through lens-based realities? Networked processes are key to unravelling capitalist structures of greed in a world of ongoing crises.
In her lecture, Anna Ehrenstein will talk about decolonial approaches to communal networking and collective "unlearning" using case studies from her own practice and texts by different media and critical race theorists. She will explain why a multi-polar world does not need "white saviours" and give conceptual approaches to how social media misunderstands cultural appropriation and how we can move from unproductive dualisms of good and evil into nuanced conversations and dialogues.
Anna Ehrenstein studied photography and media arts in Dortmund and Cologne and attended curatorial courses in Valletta, ML and Lagos, NG. In 2023 she received the Kunze Foundation Scholarship, in 2022 the Neustartkultur Scholarship for Artistic Mediation, in 2021 the Research Scholarship of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin and in 2020 the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020 for "New Documentary Strategies" with her collaboration "Tools For Conviviality". She worked for the educational programme of BB10 curated by Gabi Ngcobo and curated exhibitions for the Triennale of Photography in Hamburg, among others. In 2019, she received a DAAD scholarship for a research semester in Bogota, Colombia. In the past year, she has exhibited at the Ural Biennale in Yekaterinburg, the Lagos Biennale in Lagos, at KOW Berlin, the C/O Berlin Foundation and Kunstraum Kreuzberg, among others.
Event: SAT 03.06.2023 at 13:00
Location: Fachhochschule Dortmund, Aula des Fachbereichs Design, Max-Ophüls-Platz 2, 44137 Dortmund