Technoheritage and Restitution.
ifa Gallery | Berlin | 13.06.2019 | 19.00 – 21.00
Talk | In a conversation the artist Nora Al-Badri and anthropologist Jonas Tinius take the restitution debate into the realm of remix, virality, and machine learning. Drawing on the works and projects of Nora Al-Badri they ask, if these fields open up new ways of looking at restitution.
What perspectives on originality, authenticity, and materiality does an idea of ‘technoheritage’ offer. What could a digital museum of looted art or lost objects look like – and what would be the responsibility of artists and anthropologists in conceiving such a new kind of infrastructure? Are objects in a digital sphere becoming new objects: more accessible, more democratic? Does this challenge the monopoly of the museum as a gatekeeper of cultural heritage? This conversation probes a different way to understand the digital sphere as a new public space.
The interview will take place in English with the possibility of translating into German as needed. The following discussion takes place in German and English.
Nora Al-Badri is a multidisciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She lives and works in Berlin. She studied political science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2009, she has collaborated in several of her works with Jan Nikolai Nelles. She is represented by Nome Gallery.
Further information: www.nora-al-badri.de
Jonas Tinius is an art anthropologist and postdoctoral fellow in the Making Differences project of the Center for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In his research he examines how curators, contemporary artists and art institutions in Berlin come into contact with notions of alterity, otherness and diversity through their curatorial practices.
Further information: www.jonastinius.com
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