ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 09|17|2011 – 02|05|2012

Opening Festival

Fri–Sun, September 16–18, 2011
The Global Contemporary – Opening Festival

Performances, workshops, concerts, artist talks, lectures, and panel discussions
Location: ZKM_Media Theater, Exhibition at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, City of Karlsruhe


7 p.m.
Opening of the exhibition in the ZKM_Foyer

Welcoming Speech
Heinz Fenrich, Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe
Hortensia Völckers, Artistic Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Peter Weibel, CEO of the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Hans Belting, Head of Research Department »Global Studies«
Andrea Buddensieg, Curator of »The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989«

8–10 p.m.
Nezaket Ekici: Work in Progress – Personal Map
Performance in the exhibition (1st floor)

8–10 p.m.
Surasi Kusolwong: 50% OFF BOOKS (Never Mind Kapital = Never Mind Kunst)
Performance in the exhibition (1st floor)

From 10 p.m.
LOCAL & TEMPORARY with P&P Pawelzyk & Pfeiffer (alias Jonathan Johnson)
Party at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG)

The exhibition will be open on Friday, September 16, 2011 until 10 p.m.


11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meschac Gaba: Musée de l’Art de la Vie Active
Performance in Karlsruhe city center. Meeting point at 11 a.m. in front of the main entrance of the ZKM

12 p.m.                        
Nezaket Ekici: Work in Progress – Personal Map
Performance in the exhibition (1st floor)

2–4.30 p.m.
Artist Talks with Josh Greene with Yangzi, Ala Ebtekar, Will Kwan and Eko Nugroho at the ZKM_Media Theater

4.45–5:30 p.m.
Artist Talks with Manthia Diawara and Lydie Diakhaté at the ZKM_Media Theater

5.30 p.m.                      
Terry Smith: The Contemporaneity of Difference: Contemporary Art of, from and for the World.
Lecture at the ZKM_Media Theater

6.30 p.m.
Panel discussion with N’Goné Fall, Carol Yinghua Lu, Patrick D. Flores, Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt at the ZKM_Media Theater

8 p.m.
Nástio Mosquito: African? I Guess
Performance at the ZKM_Media Theater


11. a.m.–1 p.m.   
Artist Talks with Stephanie Syjuco, Melanie Jackson and Antonia Hirsch
at ZKM_Media Theater

11.30 a.m.–1p.m. 
Theme-oriented Guided Tour
Indonesia, India, Italy – Art and its Sites of Presentation and Production
Meeting point at the ZKM_Info Point
12–4 p.m.           
Mansour Ciss Kanakassy & Baruch Gottlieb & Christian Hanussek: Le Laboratoire de Déberlinisation
Performance at the Karlsruhe Main Station

2–4 p.m.   
Artist Talks with Ghana ThinkTank, Chto Delat? and IRWIN and NSKSTATE.COM
at the ZKM_Media Theater

2.30–4 p.m.   
Guided Tour for Families (from 8 years)
Meeting point at the ZKM_Info Point

3–6 p.m.   
Stephanie Syjuco: The Counterfeit Crochet Project
Open workshop for youth and adults in the exhibition (1st floor)

4.30–6.30 p.m.
Artist Talks with Jompet, Kader Attia, and Hito Steyerl
at the ZKM_Media Theater

On Saturday and Sunday the ZKM Combination Ticket can be used to visit the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, the ZKM | Media Museum and all events of the festival.