Based on the way the Deutscher Künstlerbund understands its own role, »Inside/Outside DKB« will discuss the social relevance of artistic work, examining the organization's own position as a cultural institution and reflecting on the role of artists within society. This raises a number of questions: How do we currently stand in relation to society? What can art societies and associations, as well as individual artists, contribute to increasing diversity, fairness, sustainability and quality of life? Is increased artistic engagement needed in the face of the current crisis and wars? What role might be played here by institutions and exhibition venues? Does the struggle to maintain the freedom of art call for new formats? And what about the appreciation of artistic achievements by today's society?
One starting point for this discussion is Albert Weis's presentation of the »art and society« working group founded to prepare a symposium on this theme in 2024. Another is the exhibtion now on show at the Deutsche Künstlerbund »G is for German?«, that explores sociopolitical issues around origins and belonging. Philip Kojo Metz will give an introduction to the exhibition concept and Ann Schomburg will speak, on the basis of her own work as an artist, about the scope for action offered by contemporaneity.
Programme 5 pm
Words of welcome Nini Palavandishvili
Interim director, Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.
Discussion »Inside/Outside DKB«
with Ann Schomburg, artist, Philip Kojo Metz, curator of the exhibition and member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V. executive board and Albert Weis, also a Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V. executive board member
Audio performance »Random Access Memory«
by and with Armin Keplinger
The event will take place in the Deutschen Künstlerbund exhibition space. The exhibition can be visited before the discussion and the performance.
Entrance is free of charge. We recommend wearing a medical or FFP2 mask.
»G is for German?« is an exhibition initiated and curated by Philip Kojo Metz. Further information is available >here