Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.


Panel Discussion            
A cooperation of the Internationalen Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) and Deutscher Künstlerbund

»visual artists - diverse conditions«
Diversity and the framework conditions of artistic work

The panel discussion takes place within the framework of the IGBK annual project »visual artists - diverse conditions«. With this event, the IGBK, against the background of its involvement in the IAA Europe, is examining the conditions of artistic work in Europe from the perspective of diversity.

What impact do characteristics such as age, gender origin/language and geographical location (or place of residence) have on the work of visual artists in addition to country-specific cultural policy, art policy and socio-political conditions? To what extent is the presence or absence of diversity structures noticeable in institutions, i.e. also in artists' associations? 

With this in mind, artistic positions are to be included in the panel discusssion.

Valentina Karga is currently working on questioning the concept of the »self« by proposing non-anthropocentric narratives of the future. She wants to expand the diverstiy discussion to include the perspective of neurodiversity.

In her artistic work, Anike Joyce Sadiq »consistently reconsiders the extent to which social dynamics, intersectionality, and perspectives of difference are negotiated within the institutional structures« (excerpt exhibition text »Mit Glück hat es nichts zu tun«, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart 2022).

The event is free of charge with the prior binding registration by 05 June 2023. Participation is limited due to space. Registrations will be considered in the order of receipt.

> You can register here (in German).


Thursday, 08 June 2023 | 7 pm

Welcome and introduction

María Linares | visual artist, Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste and speaker of the executive committee Deutscher Künstlerbund


Anike Joyce Sadiq | visual artist, Berlin
Valentina Karga | visual artist and professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg


Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz | research associate at Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte in Berlin and former diverstiy officer at Universität der Künste Berlin

The event will be held in German. Feedback and questions in English are welcome. 

At the same time the event is the prelude to the annual IGBK General Assembly on 09 June 2023.

At the time of the event, the exhibition »When The Light Goes Out« with works by Ute Bartel, Isabel Kerkermeier, Ulrike Kessl and Johannes Sandberger is on view at the Deutscher Künstlerbundbund. The exhibition can be visited before and after the talk.

Deutscher Künstlerbund
Markgrafenstraße 67
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
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