press release

correct me if i'm critical is an exhibition program that aims to question how critical knowledge is approached, produced, and positioned by artistic practices today. Referring to the Scandinavian and German traditions of political correctness, correct me if i'm critical takes its institutional framework and support structures (Swedish Embassy, Berlin and other venues included into the program) as a contextual base, and investigates the possibilities of contemporarizing Hannah Arendth's terms "agent" and "action".

By distinguishing action (praxis) from fabrication (poiesis), linking it to freedom and plurality, and showing its connection to speech and remembrance, correct me if i'm critical takes a critical position, and proposes to experience being an agent of her/his/your existence, as one who simultaneously has the ability to make choices and impose those choices onto the world. It develops an eclectic approach by experimenting at the different levels of interaction between blogging and curating, media and content as well as personal and public. As an alternative form of exhibition, it is composed of an 'exhibition ground', solo presentations, event based discussions, performances, screenings, and Summer Studio / August 2010, a discussion and production unit.

EXHIBITION GROUND - FELLESHUSET + NEST (11 September-2 November) Olof Dreijer & Mt. Sims, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Annika Eriksson, Unni Gjertsén, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Goran Hassanpour, Guelsuen Karamustafa, Daniel Knorr, Diana Orwing, Marion von Osten, Jennie Sundén & Åsa Norberg, Slavs and Tatars , Viron Vert, Florian Zeyfang and Markus Degerman

SUMMER STUDIO / August 2010 @ Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum / KUNSTrePUBLIK with contributions from Judith Raum, Aykan Safoğlu, Markus Li Stensrud (Studio Resident –supported by OCA) , Egemen Demirci

ATTACHMENTS: Viron Vert (10 September-2 November 2010) / Galerie Opdahl Berlin, Nilbar Güreş & Nathalie Djurberg (11-18 September 2010) / Supportico Lopez, Jens Haaning's "Turkish Jokes" / Reichenbergerstr. 177 (Möbel Olfe) 16:00-20.00, Markus Degerman (28 October -13 November) / Program e.V. PLATFORMS: Basso, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Motto

Curated by Adnan Yıldız Organised by Swedish Embassy Berlin In colla. with Konstfästen, Västra Götalandsregionen Press Sponsors Swedish Art Council, Stiftelsen framtidens kultur Thanks to Apartman Projesi, OCA, and IASPIS

CRITICAL CALENDAR 10 September 2010 / Opening @ Galerie Opdahl Berlin 19.00 11 September 2010 Opening @ Supportico Lopez 17.00 & NEST 19.00 12 September 2010 / Opening @ Felleshuset 14.00 5 October 2010 / Discussion & Publication Launch @ Motto 17.00 28 October 2010 / Exhibition of the Exhibition Opening @ Program 30 October 2010 / Finissage @Ballhaus Naunynstrasse 18.00

VENUES Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin Rauchstr. 1 D-10787 Berlin Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm Weekend 11 am to 4 pm

Nest Speise- & Schankwirtschaft Görlitzer Str. 52 10997 Berlin Mo-So: ab 10:00 Uhr

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum / KUNSTrePUBLIK Summer Studio August 2010

Galerie Opdahl Berlin Lindenstrasse 35 / 10969 Berlin Tue-Sat 11:00AM-6:00PM

PROGRAM e.V. Invalidenstrasse 115 10115 Berlin Tuesday - Saturday 2-7pm

Supportico Lopez Graefestr. 9 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg Tuesday - Saturday, 2 - 7pm

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Naunynstr. 27, 10997 Berlin


Motto Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof 10997 Berlin Monday - Saturday: 12h-20h

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correct me if i´m critical
Kurator: Adnan Yildiz

Künstler: Egemen Demirci, Olof Dreijer & Mt. Sims , Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Annika Eriksson, Unni Gjertsen, Nilbar Güres & Nathalie Djurberg, Jens Haaning, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Goran Hassanpour, Gülsün Karamustafa, Daniel Knorr, Diana Orwing, Marion von Osten, Judith Raum, Aykan Safoglu, Markus Li Stensrud, Jennie Sunden & Asa Norberg, Slavs and Tatars , Viron Vert, Florian Zeyfang, Markus Degerman ...