In the Stomach of the Predators, a two-part exhibition by Berlin-based artists, curators, and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, explores the predatory logic of advanced capitalism. Stemming from their joint research in the last several years concerning the privatization of the commons through the cases of seeds, land rights, and intellectual property, these two distinct bodies of work employ the methods and languages of theatrical and filmic stagings (Creischer) and pictorial tableaux (Siekmann).
New World Academy #5: Stateless Democracy unfolds as a nomadic learning platform over an extended period of time. Its inaugural session takes place on Tuesday, 21 October 2014, at 19.30 hrs in the form of a conference titled Stateless Democracy: The Revolution in Rojava Kurdistan at De Balie, Amsterdam.
New World Academy (NWA) is an
educational platform that invites stateless political organizations to exchange
with artists and students on the role of art and culture in political
struggle. It is established by artist Jonas Staal in collaboration with BAK, basis
voor actuele kunst, and functions as a department of the New World Summit, an
artistic and political organization dedicated to developing parliaments for
organizations banned from democracy. This fifth session of NWA,
Democracy, is brought to life with the Kurdish Women’s Movement. Unlike the
previous four sessions, NWA #5 is
envisioned as a nomadic platform that unfolds over an extended period of time
and is realized in collaboration with various individual and institutional
partners in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and internationally.