Berlin, Germany: 24 June – Born In The Purple

Born In The Purple: Lectures, Performances, Music

Saturday 24 June, 2017
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, 10997 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Born in The Purple is an interdisciplinary exhibition project by Berlin–Istanbul– based artist Viron Erol Vert that revolves around global urgencies including cul- tural supremacy, identitarian abuse and basic human rights. Held this Saturday at the Porphyra Club, the exhibition will also see BMR Berlin 2017 participant and Karachi-based musician Alien Panda Jury close the night.


14:00 Porphyra Warm Up
Tea, Coffee, Conversation | Tee, Kaffee, Unterhaltung
Lectures & Open Conversations | Vorträge & Gespräche

14:30 Born in The Purple – Who has the Right to Rule?
Byzantine Heritage & Its Influence in the Present Day (en)
Prof. Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis (Institute for Byzantine Studies, Free University Berlin)

15:30 Loose Ends in Turkey’s Gordian Knot” (en)
Prof. Dr. Wendy M. K. Shaw (Institute for Art History, Free University Berlin)

16:30 Break | Pause

17:00 Born in The Purple – Who has the Right to Stay? (en)
Alexander Sandy Kaltenborn (Kotti & Co, Berlin)

18:00 Conversations from the Neighborhood: Armenians in Istanbul (tr – de)
Hayko Bagdat (Author, Journalist), Shermin Langhoff (Artistic Director, Maxim Gorki Theatre) Tuncay Kulaoglu (Author, Dramaturg)

Purple Meyhane: Die Gegabelte Hand

21:00 Purple Sounds with Alien Panda Jury – Live (Karachi)