MOSAIC: Illustrations and conversations about future, ritual and memory
aequa Community Centre
Exerzierstraße 14, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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MOSAIC is an exhibition exploring the meanings of — and relationships between — memory, ritual and future, featuring original works of illustration by 18 BIPOC, migrant and diasporic artists. The collection has been curated by OUSA Collective for permanent display at the aequa Community Centre in Wedding.
In Berlin, a city of transplants, it can be hard for those of us with roots sprouted elsewhere to feel belonging. Sometimes that feeling springs from shared memories, from our shared sensory connections to histories or cultures we have come from. Sometimes it appears in shared rituals of celebration, spirituality, healing and commemoration. Often, despite our differences of experience, it’s our dreams of a shared future that bind us.
Shared space can be critical to discovering these connections. Spaces in which we can be our most authentic selves offer us a sanctuary — places to recharge from a world that so often drains us. There, we can explore the relationship between ourselves as singular individuals and our roles as pieces of a complex, constantly-expanding composite — a mosaic of our experiences and perspectives.
Join us on Sunday, January 24th for MOSAIC's digital exhibition opening, including introductions of the works by the artists themselves, as well as community discussions, workshops and a musical performance around the themes that inspired these works. Like most aequa gatherings, this one will be grounded in conversation, so please join us to add pieces of your story to the picture, too.
Come for the sessions that you want to! We do ask for folks to try to come on time for the start of each section of the program. Times subject to change until the day of the event.
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14:00WELCOME, EXHIBITION CONCEPT & INTRODUCTIONS from the organisers, OUSA x aequa
14:30TOUR OF THE WORKS in the aequa Community Centre
14:50MEMORY — Artist Talks and Guided Group DiscussionSeveral of the illustrators who created works exploring the exhibition theme of "memory" will share and talk about their pieces. Afterwards, all participants are invited to join us for breakout conversations about the topic of memory. Discussion prompts will be provided — this is a great chance to connect to others across the lockdown in a 16:00 RITUAL — Artist Talks and Interactive Workshop, "Illustration as ritual" by Chiny UdeaniSeveral of the illustrators who created works exploring the exhibition theme of "ritual" will share and talk about their pieces. Afterwards, Chiny Udeani will lead a workshop on the theme of illustration as a ritual.
17:10FUTURE - Artist Talks, Musical Performance and Parallel Drawing SessionSeveral of the illustrators who created works exploring the exhibition theme of "future" will share and talk about their pieces. Afterwards, we'll listen to a musical performance from Adelle Nqeto while sharing in the practice of illustration in "parallel play" mode — together, alone, we'll see what drawing, doodling, illustrating together can feel like.18:10CLOSING REMARKS & GROUP PROCESSINGJoin us to learn more about how you can support these artists, and to connect to the group one last time before we depart for the evening.18:30 FINISH
FEATURING THESE ILLUSTRATORS:
Ana Filipa Maceira
Christina S. Zhu
Ellen Gabriel Ndure
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