Long Night of Ideas: come up to the roof!

27.04.2017 - Article

Come up to the roof of the Federal Foreign Office! Take a look at theOpenAArtistStudio, where you can meet the artist Said Baalbaki for a chat and sample a spot of experimental music.

View of Berlin from the terrace of the Federal Foreign Office with “Windfigur”/artwork in the foreground
View of Berlin from the terrace of the Federal Foreign Office with “Windfigur”/artwork in the foreground© Andreas Lang

On the evening of 12 May 2017, we will show you the full spectrum of cultural relations and education policy at 17 prominent locations of Berlin’s cultural scene – from the Humboldt-Forum to the Maxim Gorki Theater to the Wissenschaftsforum on the Gendarmenmarkt. At the Federal Foreign Office, you can meet the current FFO Artist in Residence and see his work for yourself.

The Open AArtist Studio featuring the German-Lebanese artist Said Baalbaki is open to the public during the Long Night of Ideas. Baalbaki witnessed the Lebanese civil war as a child and examines issues of identity and memory in the age of global conflicts in his works.

After a discussion with the artist, duo AX APE will treat visitors to a performance of experimental music.

Artists connecting Berlin with the world: the FFO Artist in Residence Programme

The Federal Foreign Office is seeking to connect cultures through cross-border projects and approaches, thereby promoting dialogue and understanding. It was with this in mind that the Federal Foreign Office was the first federal ministry to set up an international in-house artist-in-residence programme in cooperation with the Galleries Association of Berlin (lvbg) in 2016. The artists can use the rooftop studio at the Federal Foreign Office for their work for a three-month period and receive a grant to this end.

Information about the artist Said Baalbaki

Announcement of the event on www.menschenbewegen.jetzt

Flyer: Here You can find an overview of all events during the Long Night of Ideas (in German). PDF / 1 MB

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