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    "... these gestures of memory" by Gladys Kalichini and "Marble Dust" by Talya Lubinsky, 31.8.-26.9.2021 at Villa 102 in Frankfurt

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    Marble Dust by Talya Lubinsky

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    Marble Dust by Talya Lubinksy

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    ... these gestures of memory by Gladys Kalichini

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    ... these gestures of memory by Gladys Kalichini

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    ... these gestures of memory by Gladys Kalichini

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    Marble Dust by Talya Lubinksy

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    ... these gestures of memory by Gladys Kalichini


Exhibition "Gladys Kalichini & Talya Lubinsky


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Gladys Kalichini & Talya Lubinsky

Villa 102, Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, Frankfurt am Main
Opening hours: Tuesday 12-8pm, Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm, Mondays closed

Admission is free of charge. Registration to visit the exhibition is not necessary. Admission to the exhibition is only possible for vaccinated, recovered or tested persons. Please check our hygiene guidelines.

Guided Tours: You can find all dates of our guided tours in our calender.

The exhibition explores notions of collective memory in the context of southern Africa's colonial past. Both artists draw on investigative archival research of historical interconnections which they translate into expansive sculptural installations.

Starting point of the project ... these gestures of memory by Gladys Kalichini (*1989, Zambia) is the artist's critical examination of the erasure and invisibility of specific female freedom fighters in the narratives of colonial independence in Zambia and Zimbabwe in the 1960s-1980s. In this context, Kalichini addresses concepts of mourning, memory, and forgetting. Her multimedia installations foreground the complex processes of commemoration and remembrance. 

Marble Dust by Talya Lubinsky (*1988, South Africa) ties in with the artist's research on the restitution of human remains of political activists in apartheid South Africa in the 1960s. Through her work with the increasingly deteriorating archival documents, the inherent tension between this decay as well as the transience of human bodies on the one hand, and the permanence of cemeteries and memorial sites on the other, became the focus of her work.

The projects were developed as part of the KfW Stiftung's Artist-in-Residence programme in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin in 2019-20.


To visit the exhibition, please provide a negative test result no older than 24 hours (official rapid test) or a proof of vaccination or recovery (digital or original).

For your personal safety, the exhibition will take place under the distance and hygiene measures in force at that time. Please wear a mouth-nose protection when entering Villa 102.

For the traceability of possible infection chains we have to request your personal data, esp. private address data. This data will be deleted after 14 days.

Gladys Kalichini & Talya Lubinsky in conversation with Marie-Hélène Gutberlet

Monday, 20 September 2021, 5 pm (cet)
Via Zoom, please register à HERE

Moderated by Daniela Leykam. The conversation will talk place in English.

In a virtual artist talk Gladys Kalichini und Talya Lubinsky engage in a conversation with Marie-Hélène Gutberlet (curator and professor for film at the University of Art and Design Offenbach) about their concepts of memory culture.

Addressing various aspects of southern Africa’s colonial history, the two artists investigate pressing questions related to different forms of collective memory. How are historical narratives constructed, and by whom? How is historical knowledge passed on, and how can this lead us to find ways of rethinking the past?

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A – your input is most welcome!

Daniela Leykam
Programme Manager Arts & Culture

Daniela Leykam
Programmleiterin Kunst & Kultur