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The performance 27.02. Marktplatz (Market Square 27th of February) forms part of the long-term project Tracking the Traffic by artist Elianna Renner. It is a co-operative art project that deals with the history of the trafficking of women as part of a larger narrative of migration in the 19th and 20th century. From the 1860s until the years of the Interwar Period, women from Eastern Europe – many of them from Jewish families – fell victim to international trafficking circles, that operated across several continents. Around the same time, the Jewish-European and non-Jewish-European women’s movement merged increasingly, joining forces to combat the international trafficking of women. The main focus of the art project Tracking the Traffic is to explore the histories of the migration of women, as well as the trafficking of women and its combatting by way of various artistic representations, and to recontruct the sites of these historic events, like the Bremen Market Square.

The performance 27.02. Marktplatz emerged from a workshop at the University of the Arts, Bremen (HfK) and was developed and realized in collaboration with Claudia Piepenbrock, Katharina Kreutzkamp and Lulu Mendelova, and HfK Bremen.

Location: February 27th, 2015 at 7:30 pm Marktplatz Bremen (Bremen Market Square)

As part of the Laboratory on Order//Structure (Lab Ordnung//Struktur)
Concept: Z. Schmidt and
 thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor, for further information please visit www.thealit.de

Supported by: Senator of Cultural Affairs, Bremen / Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bremen / HfK Bremen / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

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Bugs eat through the pages of old Yiddish newspapers. Grandma gets greetings from her “homeland” and consequently forgets the lyrics of her favourite song. A waiting room becomes the setting for a fictional yet realistic narration. Video snippets recount unexpected observations. A shredder devours (hi)stories. Grass grows over all of it. Commemorative perforations. Memory gaps. Vacancies.

The exhibition MIND THE GAP by multi-media artist Elianna Renner presents new works and a selection of recent years. Additionally, the artist will present her most recent, interdisciplinary project “Tracking the Traffic” in an interactive performance. The projects enquires the biographical traces of jewish women that were abducted and forced into prostitution at the end of the 19th century.

Private view: November 21st, 2014, 7:00 pm
Opening times: Nov 22nd – Jan 30th, 2015, Wed-Sat 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Closing event: “Tracking the Traffic“, January 30th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Presentation of an interdisciplinary project by the artist

Text excerpt from: Alpha Nova – Kulturwerkstatt & Galerie Futura, Berlin
Translation: D. Wüstenberg

Photo copyright slideshow: alpha nova+galerie futura, Berlin 2015

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Anja Fussbach: Serengeti darf nicht sterben (Serengeti mustn't die)

25. Mai bis 13. Juli 2014

Städtische Galerie im Buntentor
Buntentorsteinweg 112
28201 Bremen

Öffnungszeiten
Di- So 12 – 18 Uhr
Mo geschlossen

Elianna Renner was invited to participate in the bi-annual group exhibition “8th Bremen Kunstfrühling”. One of her most recent works, the audio-visual installation “Askhim” (2014), will be on display alongside a selection of emerging artists from the Northern region of Germany and a number of internationally reknown artists, such  as Zanele Muholi and John Bock.

Opening: Thursday, 15th of May, 7pm | 16th to 25th of May, 2014 | 11 am to 8pm daily | Admission: 12€ Students: 8€

The accompanying publication can be ordered at: office (at) bbk-bremen.de

Link to the event’s website

bildschirmfoto_2014-02-15_um_15.03Elianna Renner, “Askhim“, Audio-visual Installation, 2014