Dedicated to the Future of Nostalgia

curated by Çağla Ilk and Misal Adnan Yıldız

Event Details

Dedicated to the Future of Nostalgia
curated by Çağla Ilk and Misal Adnan Yıldız

May 18 - June 27, 2021

May 18, 2021 | 7:00 pm
Virtual Opening "...this is not an opening!"
Introduction: Dr. Martina Taubenberger and Çağla Ilk


May 28, 2021 | 6:00 pm
"Word of Mouth"
Stories and memories of the neighborhood Werksviertel-Mitte with Curators' Talk & Birthday Party: 5 years of whiteBOX.art 
Einführung: Dr. Martina Taubenberger
Container-Collective

We are collecting your stories and memories of the neighborhood
Pfannigelände@Kunstpark Ost@Kultufabrik@Werksviertel-Mitte!
You can record your personal stories after May 28th at the "Blue Box" (Container Collective) or send it via voice memo by email or WhatsApp (+49 151 55814313) 

 

Opening Hours exhibition:
Monday - Wednesday: 16:00-18:00 pm
Thursday 16:00-20:00 pm (After Work)
Friday 16:00-18:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday and holidays 14:00-18:00 pm

address:
whiteBOX
Atelierstraße 18, 2nd floor
D-81671 München


Choose your own entrance fee!

Visiting the exhibition is only possible with advance notice. Reserve your appointment at eventbrite.de.

FFP2 masks are required in the exhibition room. Carrying a negative Corona test result is NOT mandatory in order visit to the exhibition.

Modern nostalgia is a mourning for the impossibility of mythical return, for the loss of an enchanted world with clear borders and values; it could be a secular expression of a spiritual longing, a nostalgia for an absolute, a home that is both physical and spiritual, the edenic unity of time and space before entry into history.  
Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia


This exhibition is expressly born out of open conversations between Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız, the new directors of the Kunsthalle Baden Baden. Especially during their long train sessions between Berlin and South Germany, they discussed the current transitions in the public domain, living and working with abnormality, missing heimat, and the feeling of nostalgia during the Corona times. 

In this project, the curator duo departs from their pre-Internet memories, relating them to new urban investigations which link the visitors to nostalgia, collective memory, regenerated communities, and new publics. 

Upon the recent urban developments of the “Werksviertel Munich Ostbahnhof,” they take  advantage of the location of White Box, and the potential politics it brings through inviting specific works. The exhibition methodology borrows the title from an outstanding book by a leading academic voice: Svetlana Boym’s The Future of Nostalgia (2002). The curator duo quote her questions for their imaginative tour speculating on what Walter Benjamin calls “porosity” in creating, maintaining, and evaluating the vitality of the urban spaces: “Can one be nostalgic for the home one never had? Why is it that the age of globalization is accompanied by a no less global epidemic of nostalgia? Can we know what we are nostalgic for?”

The exhibition is also one of the first projects of which İlk and Yıldız share collective authorship, including critical questions on how to bring different disciplines, methods, and forms of artistic knowledge and experience together. 

As another layer for juxtaposing the works of Boym and Benjamin within this exhibition context, in a brief passage from Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino invokes the city as an archive: “The city does not tell its past,” he writes, “but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.”  
 

Curators
Çağla Ilk | Misal Adnan Yıldız

Artists
Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt | Eli Cortiñas | Göksu Baysal | Juliet Carpenter | Ayzit Bostan 

AKTUELLE PROJEKTE

ARD-Musikwettbewerb 2021

Sonderkonzert in der whiteBOX

 

d'mage Paper Residency

Franz Jyrch

THE URGE

Tanzperformance

homegrOWN #4

Ausstellung

5 Jahre whiteBOX. Ein Jubiläum. Und was jetzt?
Unfolding Eastern Munich

Panel discussion and book presentation

#systemrelevant

Exhibition in cooperation with Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

STARTPROJEKTE

ARCHIV

2020 (8)
Hands Off The Wall

Graffiti Festival for Women

Schamrock 2020

Poetry for Future

d'mage Paper Residency

In collaboration with d'mage Berlin

Jugend hackt!

Jugendhackathon

Endless Pleasures II: ORPHEUS & DIE PÄONIENFRAU

Transmediales Musiktheater 

This Might Be A Place For Humming Birds

Ausstellung

The Digital Storytelling Lab

2-day lab to craft your innovation story.

Out Of The Box 2020

Das außergewöhnlichste Musikfestival Münchens

2019 (15)
Hallway Party

Werden Sie Flurpate

Long Night of Museums

Ateliers und Ausstellung ECOPOLIS geöffnet

whiteBOX@ARTMUC

Excerpt of Pandora's Box Openend at ARTMUC

BOXenstopp #1

with Nadja Schöllhammer and Vivek Muthuramalingam

EASTERN MUNICH

whiteBOX-Residency Lia Sáile

bangaloREsidency-Expanded

In Cooperation with the Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore / India

Pandora's Box Opened

Digital art created by artificial intelligence
curated by Benjmain Jantzen

Frequencies by Tatjana Busch

Light installation

d'mage summer residency

in cooperation with d'mage Berlin

Endless Pleasures - GHOSTS

Zweiteiliges Musiktheater der Marc Sinan Company

Kunstpreis Rampe

Ausschreibung für Kunstwerk im öffentlichen Raum

Out Of The Box

The most extraordinary music festival in Munich

stadt.raum.kunst.

The projects of the first Munich crowdfunding competition

Hallway Party

Become a hallway sponsor

Klangfarben

Music and art education project

2018 (17)
Open Studios

Die whiteBOX-Künstler präsentierten ihre Arbeiten

homegrOWN #03

Cosmic Science & Art

SCHAMROCK

Europe Inside/Outside

Funk The System

Hip Hop Festival

ARD Music Competition

Special concert at the whiteBOX

homegrOWN #02

Exhibition at the Gastatelier

Münchener Biennale

Festival for new music theater

Long Night Of Music

at the Guest studio

Culture shock or congenial synthesis?

The New Concert Hall at the Werksviertel

In Transition

Positions on the transformation of the city

Das Leuchtturmprojekt

Concert and Performance at WERK3

Gretchen-Salon

Reading and performance

Champion The Best 2018

Urban Hip Hop Dance Battle

GRAFFITIMUSEUM – INVENTARIUM

Ausstellung mit Dauerperformance

Winterwonder

Kids concert

whiteBOX.open

The whiteBOX artists present their works

Winter Songs

Icemusic concert

2017 (18)
New Munich Concert Hall

1st Prize to Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects

The Long Night of Museums

with performance and concerts at the whiteBOX

Juki 2017

Participation day for the whole family at the Werksviertel Mitte

re:ciety@ARTMUC

ARTMUC featuring whiteBOX

Uncanny Conditions

A Virtual Reality-Exhibition

Fleisch und Stein

Positions on the transformation of the city and appropriation of urban spaces

homegrOWN #1

homegrOWN #1  „Passage:Werk - Silke Witzsch“

Double Road -Exhibition

Exhibition of the artists from Bangalore/India

Champion The Best

Urban Hip Hop Dance Battle

Double Road - Residency

Artists in Residence from Bangalore, India

CORPS IN SITU IN CITY

Artist in Residence: Aline Brugel

city.space.art

First Munich Crowdfunding Competition

Ursprung/Origins

Award winners Munich Art Award "zwei:eins"

I EXIST - to Rajasthan

Scenic concert

Living Colors

Sound and Color Perfomance

AUFTAKT! 2017

Youth Orchestra Festival

Double Road

Artists in Residence from Bangalore, India

selfciety

New media art exhibition

2016 (10)
Hallway Party

Become a hallway sponsor at whiteBOX

Open Studios

The whiteBOX-artists present themselves

Funk the System

HipHop-Festival with shows, battles and more

JuKi-Festival

Children's and youth festival at Werksviertel Mitte

Secret

Interactive exhibition of the Nemetschek-Stiftung

STRAIGHT OUTTA WHITEBOX

Street Culture Festival

Everything is a Remix

Exhibition, installations & events

Space Unfolding

Trondheim Voices & Asle Karstad with Kurt Laurenz Theinert

AUFTAKT! 2016

Youth Orchestra Festival

Püree-Linie

Theatre-Performance-Parcours with the production office MILK

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