Charity Auction for Operndorf Afrika
On 22 September 2017, the Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH and KÖNIG GALERIE will host together a charity auction for the Operndorf Afrika at the gallery’s space in St. Agnes in Berlin. International young and established artists, who feel close to the Operndorf, have each contributed a T-shirt of their own design. The participating artists are Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Kathryn Andrews, Dirk Bell, Norbert Bisky, John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Mark Bradford, Paul McCarthy, Martin Creed, Claudia Comte, Thea Djordjadze, Martin Eder, Jeppe Hein, Andy Hope 1930, Christian Jankowski, Oda Jaune, Alicja Kwade, Friedrich Kunath, Jonathan Meese, Florian Meisenberg, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Christian Rosa, Michael Sailstorfer, Anri Sala, Karin Sander, Andreas Slominski, Katja Strunz, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Rosemarie Trockel, Raphaela Vogel, Jorinde Voigt, Julius von Bismarck and Andro Wekua. The blank T-shirts were kindly provided by Hess Natur.
The date of the auction – two days prior to the German federal election – was chosen purposely: Burkina Faso, where Aino Laberenz and her team have been partly working for eight years, is a country that hadn’t known democratic elections for decades until 2014 when citizens ousted their former president from power. A political movement emerged, initiated by the people, especially by the artists of the country. The following year, general elections were held for the first time after the declaration of independence from France. Today, Burkina Faso is a young democracy whose own voice can be used as political power for people around the world. Thus, Operndorf Afrika seeks to highlight the value of democracy briefly before the national elections in Germany.
From 8 September onwards, you can place a bid for one of the T-shirts on Artnet. The final auction will take place in KÖNIG GALERIE. All the T-shirts created by contributing artists will be shown on Operndorf’s Instagram account.
In addition to the auction, the magazine 032c is launching a t-shirt on the 21st of september on 032c.com. At the auction event this t-shirt will be presented as well. The proceeds will be given tot he Operndorf Afrika.
The auction will take place in St. Agnes. All the T-shirts created by contributing artists will be shown on Operndorf’s Instagram account.
Auction preview 22 September 2017 from 11am–8 pm
Register 7–8.00 pm
Auction 8 pm
Photo © Atlanta Rascher