Is art political? Should politics get involved in art? Can art be part of politics? Students at the Kopernikus Oberschule Berlin-Steglitz developed a talk show about the interrelations of art and politics with five fictional characters: a curator, an artists’ collective, a philosopher, a CIA agent and a host. During a two-day workshop in the exhibition Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, they researched and discussed the extent to which art and politics can be dependent on one another and what stakeholders play roles in the field of art. They interviewed the exhibition makers, examined the artworks in the exhibition and studied current debates about the freedom of art.
With students taking a fundamental course in History and an advanced course in Political Science at the Kopernikus Oberschule Berlin-Steglitz
Christian Bastert, Max Behrwind, Sandro Böhm, Amer Civic, Mert Degidiben, Valentina Dumler, David Fröhlich, Mert Gençmehmetoğlu, Anna Grese, Gideon Harzer, Simon Hesse, Viktor Hussels, Hamze Ibrahim, Piet de Jung, Stefanie Kunze, Kilian Lienert, Timo Lindenborn, Danielle Maerz, Amon Marcus, Lars Meinzer, Josefine Müller, Konstantin von Muschwitz, Christian Pabelick Philipp Pause, Ali Radi, Pelin Ünal, Yoldas Yilmaz
Concept and workshop supervision: Cana Bilir-Meier & Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
Project coordinator at HKW: Christina Harles
Thanks to: Christina Weinandt (supervisor of the Philosophy Group), Paz Guevara