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The Forgotten Pioneer Movement presents performances, screenings and discussions until 29.11.

After a lively opening weekend District invites to the exhibition, performances, film screening and discussion within the framework of The Forgotten Pioneer Movement about the experiences of the last transitional generation between socialism and post-socialism until November 29th.

Based on the figure of the (ex-)pioneer, The Forgotten Pioneer Movement investigates the societal perspectives of the last generation whose childhood and youth is linked to the time of the Perestroika and the "pOst-Western" Europe of the 1990s. As a fictional movement, TFPM explores how the (post-)socialist experience is reflected in contemporary art and culture.

Set # B Exhibition

Exhibition until 29.11.2014 Tuesday to Saturday 12-6 pm

Guided tours with the curators: Saturday, 25.10.2014, 2 pm Monday, 10.11.2014, 4 pm If you would like to participate in a guided tour with the curators Ulrike Gerhardt and Susanne Husse, please register at

Participants Set #B/ Ausstellung: Lina Albrikienė, Ēriks Apaļais, bankleer, Mitya Churikov, CORO Collective, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Wilhelm Klotzek & David Polzin, Marina Naprushkina, Claudia Rößger, ŽemAt

Participants Set #B/ Appendix Collection: Lina Albrikienė, bankleer, Vlad Basalici, Eglė Budvytytė & Bert Groenendaal, Irina Botea, Cooltūristės, eteam, Anna Jermolaewa, Szabolcs Kisspál, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Wilhelm Klotzek, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Anna Molska, VIP, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Katarina Zdjelar

Set # B is realized in collaboration with Balassi Institut – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB).

Set # A Performances & Workshops until 20.11.2014

Guided by the cultural technique of the 'psychodrama', SET #A reacts upon places in the former East and former West of Berlin to re-connect collective and individual trajectories of memory based on the figure of the ex-pioneer. The performances activate instants and gestures of historical and political discontinuity, emphasizing their transformative momentum. The participating persons, objects and architectures become representatives for not yet articulated, opaque experiences.

Participants: bankleer, Kasia Fudakowski, Snejana Krasteva & Peter Tzanev, Kate Krolle & Maya Mikelsone, Domaš Noreika / ŽemAt, Alexandra Pirici, Elske Rosenfeld, Juliane Schmidt & Anna Till, SKILLS, VIP

Please find the complete program online.

October 25th, 4 pm Kasia Fudakowski, Sticks and stones may break my bones but real estate always appreciates (2014) Meeting point: S-Bahnhof Südkreuz, Ausgang Schöneberg Hildegard-Knef-Platz 1, 10829 Berlin-Schöneberg

November 9th

4 pm Juliane Schmidt & Anna Till, Inscribed Rituals - Bodies in Politics. Pioneers of Marzahn (2014) Meeting point: Jugendfreizeiteinrichtung FAIR, Marzahner Promenade 51, 12679 Berlin-Marzahn A project in cooperation with Galerie M, FAIR and Peter-Pan-Schule, supported by the program Künste Öffnen Welten of the Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e. V. (BKJ).

6 pm Conversation between the artists and Karin Scheel (director of Galerie M) Location: Galerie M, Marzahner Promenade 46, 12679 Berlin-Marzahn

November 11th, 8pm Alexandra Pirici & Mădălina Dan, Farid Fairuz, Manuel Pelmuş, Delicate Instruments Handled with Care (2014) Location: Former Czechoslovakian Cultural Institute, Leipziger Str. 60, Eingang Jerusalemer Strasse, 10117 Berlin-Mitte Tickets: 5 EUR / 3 EUR A project in collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

November 20th

from 7 pm VIP, Genullt (2014) Location: District, Bessemerstraße 2-14, 12103 Berlin

8 pm Elske Rosenfeld, She turns her head, she lifts the pen (2014) Location: District, Bessemerstraße 2-14, 12103 Berlin

Guidebook Accompanying TFPM a guidebook was published with Textem. It is available for 8€ (incl. shipping) at District and at pro qm and do you read me?! for 10€. 1€ per guidebook will go to the independent initiative 'Neue Nachbarschaft' which supports asylum seeking people in Berlin-Moabit.

Set # A is realized in collaboration with Galerie M, the youth center FAIR and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The Forgotten Pioneer Movement is a project of District Kunst- und Kulturförderung Berlin, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and for the subproject Inscribed Rituals - Bodies in Politics. Pioneers of Marzahn by the BKJ funding programme Künste Öffnen Welten.

The Forgotten Pioneer Movement is realised in collaboration with [BLOK], Balassi Institut – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), Latvian Centre for Contemporay Art, Riga, Galerie M, FAIR und Galerie im Turm and with friendly support by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Maxim Gorki Theater, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Former Czechoslovakian Cultural Institute, Artseco, CinePlus, and Estrel Hotel.