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On the occasion of Mirae kate-hers RHEE‘s “Sammel-Sucht/ Collecting Crave” AR game exhibition at the Museum für Asiatische Kunst/Ethnologisches Museum in the Humboldt Forum, the artist invites Berlin based Asian thinkers, makers, and doers to join the Späti stage to talk about community, care, collecting, cooking, and curation from diverse positions. In the light of anti-Asian racism and violence around the world that the Asian Diaspora has been experiencing since the pandemic began, the artist initiates a conversation amongst members of the diverse Berlin community who have been contributing to building solidarity for a larger creative movement.

With contributions from: Ranjamrittika Bhowmik, Kakao Katzê, Hany Tea, Fräulein Kimchi

*The Korean word Madang means a flexible open space for special events, family gatherings, traditional performances and is a collective environment that is a shared space, encouraging interactivity for the audience.

The talk will be held partly in German and partly in English.

5 pm DJ

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Talk

6:15 pm – 8:00pm DJ


Mirae kate-hers RHEE

South Korean born social practice artist (이미래/李未來) Mirae kate-hers RHEE’s transracial life experiences led her to work between the United States, South Korea and Germany, where learning foreign languages, code-switching, and cultural traditions and customs continuously inform her artwork. Through the lens of transnational feminism, she creates complex research based Gesamtkunstwerk(s) that tell autoethnographical narratives. RHEE received her MFA in Studio Art at the University of California-Irvine, where she was a Graduate Studies Diversity and Jacob K. Javits fellow. She established her studio in Berlin in 2009 and is the current Artist-in-Residence at the Museum für Asiatische Kunst and Ethnologisches Museum, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin where she is preparing for a solo project for 2024.


Kakao Katzê

Kakao Katzê is a DJ, community organizer and host from Berlin. She is all about the finer things in life.

When not performing, the half-cat, half-chocolate femme can be found indulging in various culinary delights.

She is also co-founder and organizer of the all-Asian event series “VOICEMAIL”.


Hany Tea is a political scientist by education and a performance artist by passion, and has hosted artist and community talks on environmental justice, the politics of care, and the sense of solidarity in communities of colour. Hany Tea is also a part of the Mutating Kinship Lab, a lab for Asian diaspora artist-led initiatives, and DAMN* (Deutsche Asiat*innen Make Noise), a political platform and open activist collective that connects, amplifies and mobilises members and voices of the Asian diaspora in Germany through empowered togetherness.


Fräulein Kimchi

Born in Seoul, Korea, Lauren Lee, aka Fräulein Kimchi grew up in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. Learning traditional Korean cuisine by the side of one of her beloved aunts, this is where her food journey first began. She moved to Berlin to pursue a career as an opera singer but missing kimchi and Korean food inspired her to begin cooking for herself and friends. What started off as a hobby quickly snowballed into a full fledged business as the demand for her cuisine became greater. Traveling with the Fräulein Kimchi food stall throughout Germany, she won many street food awards and her food was featured on several television shows such Der Vorkoster, Restaurant Startup, a South African food series “Girl Eat World”, RBB “Frauen an den Herd!” and most recently the ARD Fine Food Stories. She now runs a successful catering and food truck business in Berlin with plans to open a restaurant soon.


Ranjamrittika Bhowmik is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University of Berlin and a researcher in the project Museums and Society funded by the Berlin University Alliance. Bhowmik completed her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford. Her post-doctoral research is based at the Museum of Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum, and explores the field of History of Emotions and ideas of individual value production through a museum audience, tools of emotional engagement, ideas of memory, biography of objects and decolonization, and intersectionality.


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