Tag Archives: Racism

Berlin Biennale 7 Team urges Public to reconsider the Racist Project

It’s time to react against the impulse to censor, self-censor and close off discussion

The Menace

We know that the Germans of today are different people. These people are free, and they know that the Holocaust is a horror of the past. Contemporary Germans should know this: they are not responsible for the persisting anti-semitism. Nor are they responsible for a leading role in the protection of Fortress Europe against illegal migration. And Poles, at the behest of the German occupiers played a limited role in the extermination of Jews. Today’s generations are not responsible for the deeds of their ancestors. They are not guilty of hatred towards Jews; they are not guilty of being sympathetic towards their extermination. They are free from guilt. Antifascist groups act like a sword of censorship: due to their destructive infantilism, no radical public debate can take place under the European sun anymore. (http://www.berlinbiennale.de/blog/en/comments/universalizing-the-exception-16719)

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POLARIS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED PROUDLY PRESENTS: A GENTRIFICATION POGROM BY INSTITUTE FOR RAPE ACTIVITIES GERMAN STYLE

POLARIS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED PROUDLY PRESENTS: A GENTRIFICATION POGROM

by Institute for Rape Activities German Style

If we feel art should fully embrace the radical roots of its own historical foundation, it is necessary to inquire where art has a biggest impact on social reality. Is it at the sites where colonial imperialism is practiced upon the non-European populations under the guise of “smart”, “critical” and “autonomous” artistic “interventions”, or at the sites of gentrification in the “first world” cities, in the strategic bodies which are to murder the revolutionary movement of the international proletariat (namely in the galleries, museums, biennials)?

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The Ultimate Art Terror Experience – POLARIS INTERNATIONAL Ltd promotional film

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‘The Ultimate Art Terror Experience’ (2012, 12min) is featured in the collective exhibition ‘2012 is the Season for Treason: Critical Reflections on Berlin Biennale 7’, open 27 April – 13 May in Organ Kritischer Kunst (OKK/Raum29). Find us in Prinzenallee 29, Berlin 13359, Germany. More info about the show available: http://www.kritische-kunst.org/

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Artur Żmijewski in conversation with POLARIS: the Berlin Biennale is a difficult exercise in acquiring power – it’s like cinema on the way to politics

Both the 7th Berlin Biennial and London Olympics 2012 start the very next year.  POLARIS, partner organization of both initiatives, attempts to peep into these two historically significant events and their implications through Cultural, Ideological and Real Estate perspectives. Foregoing is a conversation between POLARIS Ltd and curator of the Berlin Biennale 7 Artur Żmijewski. It touches expectations in the political career of a curator and his opinions on art, gaining power, German history etc.

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