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Festivals of lights around the winter solstice on 21 December are known in many religions, traditions and customs. The BERLIN GLOBAL tandem tour on 26 December is dedicated to Hanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Together with the textile artist Adi Liraz, we will explore the themed rooms of the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum. What is the significance of the festival of lights in Judaism, what does this holiday tell us about society, and what role does memory play in this context?  As part of this conversation, we also talk about Adi Liraz’s artistic work with textiles and how she weaves together her family history, uniting new and old forms of remembrance.

About the person: Adi Liraz is an interdisciplinary and performance artist currently working between Berlin, Germany and Ioannina, Greece. In her work, she negotiates the presence and function of memory and proposes ways of decolonising marginalised voices. Adi aims to remanufacture the concepts of home & belonging beyond the national, the hegemonic, and the patriarchal. Her work is a quest towards new understandings of feminist emancipation; while moving beyond white feminism and its supremacy, she reclaims domestic labour as a feminist everyday and artistic practice, and tries to unroot it from patriarchal genealogies.

The tandem guided tour involves two people. An educator and a Berlin expert guide you through selected exhibition areas. The invited expert determines the subject matter. The experts will bring their own varied professional and personal backgrounds into the conversation and they may be a midwife, artist, small-scale female entrepreneur, biologist, historian, archaeologist, psychologist, female fire fighter or restorer. People who work as volunteers or who have provided curatorial support in the exhibition will also be invited. This makes every tandem guided tour individual and unique.

Organisatorische Hinweise

  • Still together against Corona

    As a precaution, we are continuing some efficient and proven measures at the Humboldt Forum in order to be able to guarantee basic protection for all visitors and staff. We regularly check the current infection situation and will adapt our in-house measures accordingly.

  • Contact tracing

    The Humboldt Forum uses the Corona Warn app to document attendance. We strongly recommend that all visitors use the opportunity to register via the QR code.

  • Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.