TAKDIR. DIE ANERKENNUNG
Ülkü Süngün (Stuttgart)
Münchner Stadtmuseum | Galerie Einwand
04.11. 19:30 – 20:30
Bellevue di Monaco
06.11. 18:00 – 19:00
Public discussion with Ülkü Süngün after the performances on 4. and 6.11. | In addition to the performance, an empowerment workshop for residents of Bellevue di Monaco will take place on 06.11., focusing on their proper names
In the participatory performance TAKDIR. DIE ANERKENNUNG (Recognition), the artist Ülkü Süngün teaches interested participants the correct pronunciation of the names of the ten NSU murder victims in a one-on-one situation. Remembrance and recognition reverberate in the act of repetitively pronouncing the ten names. The choir of the speaking and remembering persons is getting continuously louder with more and more participants joining in and setting a temporary monument for Enver Şimşek, Abdurrahim Özüdoğru, Süleyman Taşköprü, Habil Kılıç, Mehmet Turgut, İsmail Yaşar, Theodoros Boulgarides, Mehmet Kubaşık, Halit Yozgat and Michèle Kiesewetter. TAKDIR. DIE ANERKENNUNG (Recognition) reflects practices of the culture of remembrance in the public space and asks for new forms of public remembrance which can be expressed through voice and language.
With Ülkü Süngün Props | Stage Design Implantieren Festival 2020
Ülkü Süngün is a visual artist, living and working in Stuttgart, where she studied sculpture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design). In her work, she uses media like photography, video, installations and sculpture, and she realised several performances in the last few years. Within the scope of her artistic research, she investigates migration and identity policies as well as remembrance in both process-oriented and collaborative approaches. With the Institut für Künstlerische Migrationsforschung (Institute for Artistic Migration Research), founded in 2017, she makes this artistic, socio-societally critical practice visible in a structural way and uses spaces in a nomadic fashion. As a lecturer at the Merz Akademie and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart she is also concerned with emancipatory issues in science and teaching. In 2013, the memorial site for deported Jews in Killesbergpark, Stuttgart, which she designed, was inaugurated.
Production and realization
In collaboration with Bellevue di Monaco | Münchner Stadtmuseum Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Guest performance support theater, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Federal States.