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Please join us for the vernissage of

Connected مترابط

on 3 November 2018
beginning at 19:00

Benhadj & Djilali Galerie
Torstrasse 170
10115 Berlin
T. +49 (0)30 54 49 15 09
www.benhadjdjilali.de
galerie@benhadjdjilali.de

The exhibition will run from 4 – 10 November 2018
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 – 18:00
and by appointment

Public Roundtable Discussion
Berlin Glas – Multaka Workshops: How Art Can Foster a Culture of Peace
on 7 November 2018, 6pm – 9pm

The exhibition "Connected مترابط" celebrates the collaboration between ملتقى Multaka: Treffpunkt Museum and Berlin Glas, e.V., Since 2016, we have teamed up with them to offer 6 hands-on workshops throughout the year, and all our workshops in 2018 have been generously supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

The workshops have a maximum of 12 participants (6 “locals” and 6 “New Berliners”) and begin in the Museum of Islamic Art, where they are given a tour of the galleries. There is a particular emphasis on the glasswares and glass artefacts in the Museum’s collection. The next day, the participants come to the Berlin Glas studio for a hands-on class taught by a renown artist working in a particular method (glassblowing, fusing, painting).

While in the Museum, the objects identified by the Multaka guide serve as a meeting point for creating dialogue between the participants and the guide, the workshops use the material and process of making art with glass as the meeting point. This is especially powerful, since making art with glass takes a team. Both days present the opportunity to create reciprocated cultural awarenesses and sensitivity by helping refugees and locals to learn about each other’s culture and history.

The exhibition "Connected مترابط" presents the fragile results of the workshops as well as the voices of those who created them, and thus, symbolize the examination of a new technology, as well as a new cultural awareness.