Regionale 23 On the Brink of Remembering en

Regionale 23
On the Brink of Remembering
26 Nov 2022–8 Jan 2023

To what extent are processes of remembering and commemorating related to concepts and notions of authenticity, truth and power, to practices of inclusion and exclusion? What does remembrance culture have to do with perspectivity, reconstruction and responsibility? At Kunstverein Freiburg, the invited artists trace the relationship between memory, identity and narration in a mode somewhere between orbital association and concrete explanation, examining the interrelation of individual and collective memory and the circumstances that shape their formation.

In the context of hegemonic historical narratives, the artistic treatment of gaps, supposed contradictions and compromises follows the assumption that an (artistic) practice of remembering must be understood as a social one. It constitutes spaces of exchange, negotiation, critical questioning and correction, and may even allow for imagined futures characterised by solidarity, plurality and community building.

The Regionale is an annual group exhibition developed in the context of a cross-border cooperation of 18 institutions in Germany, France, and Switzerland with a focus on local contemporary art production in the three-country region around Basel.

Artists: Anna Maria Balint, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, Aida Kidane, David Moser, Anna Marcus & Alizé Rose-May Monod, Thibault Mechler & Juliana Zepka, Thy Truong, Miriam Wieser

Curator: Theresa Roessler

Fig.: Thibault Mechler & Juliana Zepka, The Overview Project, 2022, Video still, Courtesy the artists, Stock footage: NASA


Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 7:30 pm
Opening with Introduction by Theresa Roessler
Screening & Live Set The Overview Project (2022) by Thibault Mechler & Juliana Zepka

Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 2­­–6 pm
Curator’s Walk to the Regionale 23 Exhibitions in Freiburg
Meeting Point: T66 Kulturwerk, Talstraße 66

Sun, 4 Dec 2022, 12 am
Regionale 23 Bus Tour (from Basel to Freiburg)
Curator’s Tour with Theresa Roessler (German)

Thu, 8 Dec 2022, 7 pm
Gender/Memory/History: On the Conditions and Possibilities of Queer Memory Practices
Talk with mit Alizé Rose-May Monod, Hélène Iehl and Lio Okroi (German)

Sat, 10 Dec 2022, 7:30 pm
Screening Set Off (2019)

Followed by a Talk with Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun and Güneş Erzurumluoğlu
Location: Kommunales Kino Freiburg

Sun, 11 Dec 2022, 2–4 pm
Workshop for Children 6–12 years
Printing Workshop with Buchkinder Freiburg e.V.
(Registration required)

Thu, 15 Dec 2022, 7 pm
Guided Tour with Heinrich Dietz

Sun, 8 Jan 2023, 12 am
Regionale 23 Bus Tour (from Strasbourg to Freiburg to Basel)
Curator’s Tour with Theresa Roessler (English)

The Film Screening of Set Off (2019) takes place in cooperation mit Kommunales Kino im alten Wiehrebahnhof: