NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst


07 Jul - 02 Sep 2018

Participants: Travis Alabanza, Nicola Awang, Zinzi Buchanan & Trev Flash, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Natalie Igor Dobkin, Ok-Hee Jeong, Laura G. Jones, Angela Kaisers, Roni Katz, Alexander Linton, Anarel·la Martínez-Madrid, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Ileana Pascalau, Plural Authorship Collective, Tabita Rezaire, Anaïs Senli, Coral Short, Eve Tagny, Xenia Taniko, Anna Uddenberg, Vagittarius Rising, Cathy Walsh, Giegold & Weiß, Kandis Williams, Melanie Jame Wolf, Ming Wong, Miriam Yammad, Inga Zimprich (Feministische Gesundheitsrecherchegruppe)

Everything in life is luck, or so we’ve heard. If you work hard, you will succeed—you just need to wait for your big break and play your cards right. Success once realized is often passed off as lucky coincidence. But what if you can’t even get a seat at the casino table?

These narratives of fortune actively render historical and structural oppression invisible in physical, digital, and spiritual spaces. LUCKY questions the role of luck as a cultural myth that explains and normalizes privilege. We propose to examine the ways this dulls movements of resistance and maintains the status quo, while still honoring in luck the practices of self preservation and play.

With a focus on queer and feminist practices, the project is composed of an exhibition, performances, panels, and workshops playing with and challenging this lottery that permeates what is already inscribed onto our bodies, our neighborhoods, and our browser histories.

nGbK project group COVEN BERLIN: Frances Breden, Shelly Etkin, Lorena Juan, Judy Landkammer, Louise Trueheart, Kiona Hagen Niehaus, Esther Roman, Harley Aussoleil
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Tags: Tabita Rezaire, Ming Wong