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Chicks on Speed – Cultural Workship Now!. Exhibition – Concert – Workshops – Talks with Chicks on Speed and friends
A project by Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and Chicks on Speed, curated by Stéphane Bauer and funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Chicks on Speed are an artist collective that was initiated in 1997, and stem from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, founded by Melissa Logan, Alex Murray-Leslie and Kiki Moorse. Even though the group constantly resists genres and first and foremost produces shows, performances and multiples, there exists a diverse visual output that has never before been presented within a larger framework in Germany.
The exhibition project at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien has collected the differing artistic strategies of Chicks on Speed as part of a large show that combines art, fashion, music, technology and performances, accentuating the importance of this group's interdisciplinary, experimental and subversive approaches in art since the end of the 1990s up until now.
The aim is to present Chicks of Speed's lively and various production methods and also to reflect upon the importance of this post-feminist group concerning strategies, empowerment and self-assertion of female artists.
The project is made up of 2 main parts:
A central exhibition that presents artworks and videos highlighting Chicks on Speed's diverse approaches to art, fashion, music and performance.
An accompanying program with 20 artists in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien who have collaborated with Chicks on Speed and whose work incorporates categories central to Chicks on Speed's production methods, including D.I.Y., "bricollage" or feminist approaches.
An accompanying program featuring concerts and parties, workshops and discussions.