Gentrification is not a law of nature, it is a war against the poor. It is a carefully planned development in cities, where it is welcomed and supported by political actors who prefer wealthy citizens. Berlin artist Ina Wudtke’s audio show describes the various ways artists position themselves since the 1970s until today in relation to gentrification.
Collective listening session:
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 at 17:00 Leipzig / 18:00 Athens, online
Discussion and Workshop
with Ina Wudtke:
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 at 18:00 Leipzig / 19:00 Athens, online
Ina Wudtke studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. From 1992 until 2004 she edited the queer-feminist artist magazine NEID. In this context she organized several music events, exhibitions and debates. Her research-based work questions hegemonic political discourses and strenghtens counter-discourses on themes such as gender, work and housing. With the Belgian philosopher Dieter Lesage, she wrote the book Black Sound White Cube (Vienna, Loecker, 2010). In 2011, she released a conceptual album on gentrification entitled ‘The Fine Art of Living’ under her pseudonym T-INA Darling. The book The Fine Art of Living (Berlin, Archive Books, 2018) presents a decade of her artistic work on the housing question. Since 2015 she is running the project space after the butcher. exhibition space for contemporary art and social questions, together with it’s founders Thomas Kilpper and Franziska Böhmer. From 2018 to 2020, she was artistic researcher for documenta professor Dr. Nora Sternfeld at the Art Academy in Kassel. Ina Wudtke lives since 1998 in Berlin.