FANTASTIC WEDNESDAY – Dec 14th 2022 – 7pm: Unreasonable Collectivity with Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew

The PhD-in-Practice & Depot-Kunst und Diskussion are looking forward to welcoming you all at our upcoming Fantastic Wednesday with Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew.

Depot – Kunst und Diskussion
Breite G. 3, 1070 Wien

Unreasonable Collectivity // In English

Presentation / Conversation

Any form of coming together as professional and political beings is considered a threat to the system, which has weakened and dismantled collectivities. How do we then come together to work individually-collectively as a response and a form of refusal? Under such conditions, facilitating unreasonable ways of coming together is crucial to work individually-collectively. In this presentation, Berhanu Ashagrie & Robel Temesgen share thoughts, imaginations and entanglements of an informal collective from Ethiopia (that they are part of, together with Helen Zeru & Tesfaye Bekele). The collective is formed with an emphasis on informality and temporality, exploring other possibilities for coming together as professional and political beings.

Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew, PhD candidate, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Robel Temesgen Bizuayehu, PhD candidate, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


Dr. Elizabeth W. Giorgis, Associate Professor of Theory and Criticism at the Africa Institute Sharjah.

Image credit: Gize Collective, 2020

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