CITIZEN NOIR - Veranstaltungsprogramm / Eventprogramm

A series of events exploring the intersection of race, politics and culture

As a series of events, Citizen Noir’s objectives are as equally concerned with the past as they are with the present, with a view to the not too distant future. Through workshops, discussions, and performances we will come together to discuss, to dissect, to question, and to consider the impact which race and racism have on various cultures around the world.

Veranstaltungsreihe zur globalen Gemengelage von Rasse, Politik und Kultur.

Weltweite Bekanntheit erlangte Isaiah Lopaz mit einer Kunstaktion, in der er darstellt, wie er in Berlin als schwuler, schwarzer Mann von allen Seiten zur Zielscheibe von Alltagsrassismus wird. Als Kurator der Veranstaltungsreihe CITIZEN NOIR lädt er uns ein, die komplexen Situationen zwischen persönlichen Herabsetzungen und Handlungsoptionen zu untersuchen. In Workshops, Diskussionen und Performances gilt es anhand eines Blickes in die Geschichte, die Gegenwart und die Zukunft eine Auswirkung von Rassismus in unterschiedlichen Weltregionen zu ergründen.

CITIZEN NOIR by Isaiah Lopaz



Five Black Female Artists

Portrait Noir: A Conversation Between Five Black Female Artists

Portrait Noir is a conversation between five Black, Female artists about their their lives, their interests, and the journeys that they take through their work.

Featuring

Margaux Coker
Donna Kukama
Sandara Mujinga
Mayowa Lynette Osinubi
Babiche Papaya

The conversation will take place in English. Join us on Friday, January 12th at 19:00 hr.

Freitag, 12. Januar 2018, 19:00 Uhr
A Conversation Between Five Black Female Artists
Portrait Noir


Things you can tell just by looking at us

Things You Can Tell About Us Just By Looking At Us

Workshop

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us* is a dialogue centred on race, politics, and culture, open to people who experience anti-Black racism. This forum welcomes and encourages an international, intersectional, and intergenerational analysis of the various ways that race and racism impact our lives.

Interaction, improvisation, and inclusion are essential elements of this conversation. This space has been created to have an unapologetic, multidimensional conversation about anti-Black racism in a supportive environment which relies on collaboration, storytelling, and the collective council of those in attendance.

This workshop is open to people from the continent and members of the diaspora who identify as Black or Black/African. Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us is committed to creating an inclusive environment and an open conversation where all spectrums of Blackness have space and time. This space is pro Women, Muslims and Jews, LGBTQI folk, Migrants, and those with various abilities.

Space is limited. To confirm your attendance, please send a short message with the subject "Written Across Our Bodies" to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de. Thank you and all the best, Isaiah Lopaz.

Please Note: Portions of this workshop will be photographed and recorded. In addition to this participants will also be asked to take part in Isaiah's latest photographic series. If you are at all uncomfrotable with being photographed your privacy will be respected.

Samstag, 4. November 2017, 12:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Workshop: Things You Can Tell About Us Just By Looking At Us
CITIZEN NOIR


Written Across Our Bodies

Written Across Our Bodies

Workshop

"Written Across Our Bodies" is a multi-cultural conversation revolving around the everyday and systemic forms of racism that people of color face. This is a space where people of color are encouraged to share their stories, their histories, and the issues that they face as “racial others”. Whenever and wherever possible we will try to find moments of recognition: moments where we understand the different ways that we are racialised.

This is a space where we will also look for solidarity and healing. Interaction, improvisation, and inclusion are essential elements of this conversation. This space has been created to have an unapologetic, multidimensional conversation about the various forms and manifestations of racism that people of color face. From the very beginning we will establish a supportive community environment that will encourage collaboration, storytelling, and will require the collective participation of those in attendance.

This workshop is open to people of color, including people who are mixed, or are of multicultural, multi-ethnic backgrounds. This workshop has been designed for people of color to discuss their experiences with race and racism not as an “outsider”, but as a group of individuals who know very well the parameters of race, people who have an “insider’s” perspective. This conversation is a multicultural, intersectional, intergenerational dialogue. This space is pro Women, Muslims and Jews, LGBTQI folk, Migrants, and those with various abilities.

Space is limited. To confirm your attendance, please send a short message with the subject "Written Across Our Bodies" to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de. Thank you and all the best, Isaiah Lopaz.

Please Note: Portions of this workshop will be photographed and recorded. In addition to this participants will also be asked to take part in Isaiah's latest photographic series. If you are at all uncomfrotable with being photographed your privacy will be respected.

Samstag, 28. Oktober 2017, 12:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Workshop: Written Across Our Bodies
CITIZEN NOIR


White On The Outside Woke On The Inside

White On The Outside Woke On The Inside

Workshop

White On The Outside Woke On The Inside is a think tank on whiteness which brings white people together to discuss what it means to be white. This particular workshop will focus on a quote from Chancellor Merkel: "Multiculturalism has utterly failed us." Among other subjects particpants will be asked to define (and in some cases redefine) common words that are used when discussing race and racism. Attendees should be prepared to speak, to write, to take part in discussion, and to take a creative approach to anlaysing what it means to live in a racist/White supremacist society.

This workshop will be photographed and at times audio will be recorded. Participants can opt out of being recorded. Space is limited. To confirm your attendance for this event please send an email to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de with "White On The Outside Woke On The Inside" as the subject.

Samstag, 21. Oktober 2017, 11:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Workshop: White On The Outside Woke On The Inside
CITIZEN NOIR


Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us

Workshop

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us is a workshop focused on anti-Black racism that has been designed specifically for people of Black/African descent. On October 14th and October 15th we will be holding a special edition of this workshop where participants will not only speak about their experiences with anti-Black racism, but will also take part in an extension of Isaiah Lopaz's t-shirt series (orginally titled Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Him). During the workshop attendees will be photographed wearing t-shirts which bear racial slurs, microagressions, stereotypes, and other racially problematic comments which have been directed at them personally. We will then record short interviews, detailing each person's experience.

Important Information: This event is free and open to people of Black/African descent. Space is, however, limited. We have 15 spots available per day, which means that we can accpet 15 participants on October 14th and 15 participants on October 15th. The t-shirts for the workshop will be printed in advance, therefore we kindly ask that you only sign up if you are absolutely certain that you can attend on the day that you've signed up for.

The t-shirt that you will be photographed in should represent an experience that you have personally had with anti-Black racism. Along with your t-shirt size (size xs-xxl) pleasue include in your email confirmation up to 10 racially problematic expressions that have been directed at you personally and be prepared to speak about these experiences during the workshop. The experiences that you share could have taken place in Germany or in another part of the world. When submitting text please use the original language that was used during the racist scenario that you (unfortunately) found yourself in. You may sign up for the 14th or the 15th of October. To confirm your attendance please send an email to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de with "Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us" as the subject. Alternatively, if you have any questions about this workshop please feel free to contact us. You will receive confirmation of your reservation within two days time. We are looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it in attendance. All the best - Isaiah Lopaz

To be announced
 Workshop Isaiah Lopaz Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us


Portrait Noir Edition W - by Isaiah Lopaz

Portrait Noir Edition W

A conversation between four, Black, Queer women. Presented in a mock talk show format, this dialogue features an international, multicultural cast. Please join us.



In einer Talkshow-Performance diskutieren lesbische, schwarze Frauen über das Leben. Anschließend Diskussion.



Freitag, 23. Juni 2017
19:00 Uhr
Discussion / Performance CITIZEN NOIR Portrait Noir Edition W
A conversation between four, Black, Queer women. Presented in a mock talk show format, this dialogue features an international, multicultural cast. Please join us.


Decolonising Science - by Isaiah Lopaz

Decolonising Science

Discussion / Performance

Decolonising Science invites two Black Queer individuals working with different scientific disciplines to speak about the presence that race, racism, and colonialism have in the scientific fields that they specialise in. We have been taught that science is objective, yet many of us remember how science was used to dehumaise Black and other people of color. On the occasion of this evening we will have the benefit of being in the presence of two inquisitive minds who's work has lead them to question neturality in the methods used in their individual practises. We invite you to take this journey with us.

Wissenschaft Dekolonialisieren

Diskussion und Performance über Biologie, Psychologie und Forensik.

Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017
19:00 Uhr
Discussion / Performance CITIZEN NOIR Decolonising Science
Decolonising Science invites two Black Queer individuals working with different scientific disciplines to speak about the presence that race, racism, and colonialism have in the scientific fields that they specialise in. We have been taught that science is objective, yet many of us remember how science was used to dehumaise Black and other people of color. On the occasion of this evening we will have the benefit of being in the presence of two inquisitive minds who's work has lead them to question neturality in the methods used in their individual practises. We invite you to take this journey with us.


A History Of Remembering - by Isaiah Lopaz

A History of Remembering

An evening devoted to the various histories of people of Black African descent. This piece will explore how memory has shaped the current state of race, politics and culture. If we do not remember who will?

Featuring Goitsy Freeverse Montsho, Lina John, and Candice Nembhard. On the occasion of this evening we will also speak about a history of Afro-Diasporic cuisine over an exhibition of Jamaican cuisine prepared by Troy Lopez.

Der Abend ist der Erinnerung und der Geschichte verschiedener Personen Schwarzer, afrikanischer Abstammung gewidmet. Wie hat die Erinnerung den gegenwärtigen Zustand von Rasse, Politik und Kultur geformt? Wenn wir uns nicht erinnern, wer wird es dann tun?

Nebst Beiträgen von Goitsy Freeverse Montsho, Lina John, and Candice Nembhard wird Troy Lopez an die Geschichte der Küche der Afrikanischen-Diaspora heranführen im Rahmen einer kulinarischen Präsentation der Jamaikanischen Küche.

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017
19:00 Uhr
CITIZEN NOIR A History of Remembering
An evening devoted to the various histories of people of Black African descent. This piece will explore how memory has shaped the current state of race, politics and culture. If we do not remember who will? Featuring Goitsy Freeverse Montsho, Lina John, and Candice Nembhard. On the occasion of this evening we will also speak about a history of Afro-Diasporic cuisine over an exhibition of Jamaican cuisine prepared by Troy Lopez.
This is a special event where we have just forty places available. If you would like to attend please reserve your space by sending a message with "A History of Remembering" as the subject of your email to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de.


Portrait Noir Edition M - by Isaiah Lopaz

Portrait Noir Edition M

Performance in mock talk show format feat. Gay Black Men discussing life, love, politics, hot topics, and identity. Discussion to follow.

A performance/discussion featuring an intergenerational, multicultural group of gay Black men discussing hot topics relevant to the lives that they lead. This performance will be formatted as a mock talk show in front of a live audience and will feature a panel of five "co-hosts". Portrait Noir aims to create a platform for a group of people who have been and continue to be consistently absent from news and entertainment media.

In einer Talkshow-Performance diskutieren schwule, schwarze Männer über das Leben, die Liebe, heisse Themen und Identität. Anschließend Diskussion.

Freitag, 5. Mai 2017
19:00 Uhr
Discussion / Performance Portrait Noir Edition M
In mock talk show format feat. Gay Black Men discussing life, love, politics, hot topics, and identity. Discussion to follow.
In einer Talkshow-Performance diskutieren schwule, schwarze Männer über das Leben, die Liebe, heisse Themen und Identität. Anschließend Diskussion.


Things you can tell just by looking at us - by Isaiah Lopaz

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us

Anti-Black Racism Workshop

This forum welcomes and encourages an international, intersectional, and intergenerational analysis of the various ways that race and racism impact our lives.

Interaction, Improvisation, and Inclusion are essential elements of this think tank. This space has been created to have an unapologetic, multidimensional conversation about anti-Black racism in a supportive environment which relies on collaboration, storytelling, and the collective council of those in attendance.

This workshop is open to people from the continent and members of the diaspora who identify as Black or Black/African. Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us is committed to creating an inclusive environment and an open conversation where all spectrums of Blackness have space and time. This space is pro Women, Muslims and Jews, LGBTQI folk, Migrants, and those with various abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited which necessitates preregistration. To confirm your attendance please send a short message to kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de with "Things You Can Tell" as the subject of your message.

Samstag, 6. Mai 2017
12-18 Uhr
Anti-Black Racism Workshop Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Us
Anti-Black Racism Workshop. This workshop is open to people who experience anti-Black racism.
Maximum of 16 participants. Registration required: kunsthalle[at]kh-berlin.de

Anti-Black Rassismus Workshop Max. Dieser Workshop ist offen für Personen die selbst anti-Black Rassismus erfahren.
16 Teilnehmer*innen. Anmeldung unter: kunsthalle(at)kh-berlin.de


Written Across Our Bodies - by Isaiah Lopaz

Written Across Our Bodies

Workshop open to Black people and People of Color.

registration is required. Please send an E-mail: kunsthalle@kh-berlin

New Date!
Saturday, 27. May 2017
12-18 Uhr
Workshop open to Black people and People of Color Written Across Our Bodies
Workshop open to Black people and People of Color. Maximum of 16 participants. registration required: kunsthalle@kh-berlin.de
Max. 16 Teilnehmer*innen. Anmeldung unter: kunsthalle(at)kh-berlin.de