Watercolor rituals in the form of workshops will take place Fridays at 12:30pm, and at 2:30pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm and 2pm. Register to participate here. Please make sure to arrive up to 15 minutes prior. Attendance after the start of the workshop cannot be guaranteed.

Thursdays are reserved for schools and groups of children. If you would like to reserve a spot, please get in contact directly via info@kunsthalle-baden-baden.de

Sunday Tours are a series of guided conversations that share curatorial perspectives on the show. Every Sunday at 2 pm, no registration required.

Friday Lunches offer a small tour with a focus on one artwork of the show selected by a member of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, followed by a lunch menu at the Kunsthalle cafe. Every Friday at 1 pm, no accreditation required.


Friday, October 27, 7pm

Vernissage – Inaugural words by the artist, the directors, guest curator and honorary guests. Ceremony accompanied by a performative intervention of the Divanese Society (Ümit Hamlacıbaşı)

Saturday, October 28, 3pm

Artist talk – A conversation between Sarkis, Defne Ayas, Çağla Ilk and Misal Adnan Yıldız.


December 16

With Lara Fresko, David Kazanjian and Senthuran Varatharajah. 

For the duration of the exhibition, authors, artists and musicians are invited to contemplate, analyze, translate and dynamize the curatorial decisions. We refer to these reflections as a “Live-Reading”: a fluid, performative act or approximation that interrogates the curatorial framework through historical contextualization, memorable sounds and intimate gestures. Each invited “reader” responds to the exhibition based on their own background and interests, opening up the exhibited works to new interpretations and perspectives. These approaches, which take place in the rooms of the Kunsthalle, are conveyed from literary, musical and historical perspectives.

The Live-Readings will be introduced by guest curator Defne Ayas.

Registration is not required, the event is free of charge.

David Kazanjian is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas. His research is based on radical aesthetics in the contemporary Armenian diaspora against the diaspora’s melancholically nationalist understandings of genocide, as well as anti-foundationalist critiques of dispossession in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Afro-Indigenous Atlantic.

Lara Fresko Madra comes from an interdisciplinary background with an MA in Comparative Literature from Istanbul Bilgi University and a BA in Cultural Studies from Sabancı University. Her work considers contemporary art as a site of the sublime and spectral reverberations of national, ideological, violent, and traumatic histories. Particularly her work focuses on contemporary art from Turkey produced between 1990-2015 and its source materials in the long 20th century.

Senthuran Varatharajah is a writer of Tamil origin. When asked – Where are you from? – he responds: From voicelessness (Sprachlosigkeit). Born in Jaffna, he moved to Germany as a child. Varatharajah studied philosophy, Protestant theology, and religious and cultural studies at Philipps University in Marburg, Humboldt University in Berlin, and King’s College London.

January 19-20, 2024

With Silvina der Meguerditchian, Arsinée Khanjian, Katerina Poladjan and Marc Sinan.

February 2–4

Les Anonymes / The Anonymous / Die Anonymen
Symposium on anonymity and invisibility within the public realm. With Gabi Ngcobo, Hou Hanru, Ruth Noack, a.o.


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