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AGOSTO shows at Kurt-Kurt: Can You See Me More Clearly Now? Remembering Women in Science | 25.11.-19.12.2021

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The project space Kurt-Kurt Galerie presents from November 25, 2021 the exhibition Can You See Me More Clearly Now? – Remembering Women in Science, a video installation by AGOSTO / artist collective. Kurt-Kurt – Kunst und Kontext im Stadtlabor Berlin-Moabit is a project by Simone Zaugg and Pfelder in the birthplace of Kurt Tucholsky.

Image above: via Kurt-Kurt Galerie & AGOSTO

In the exhibition Can you see more clearly now? you will get to know five women scientists from different parts of the world. Each was a pioneering woman. Each of them approached her role as a woman in a scientific discipline in a different way. Most of them have been ignored by historiography, which often omits women’s successes.

The crisis of women’s participation in science continues. According to the United Nations, less than 30% of scientists are women. And yet, we are inspired to shape the future by the exemplary achievements of the past.

This video installation is a poetic intervention in the history of memory. It turns to the little-noticed and highlights the contributions of women. On both a content and technical level, it aspires to be multi-perspective. In each video, a forgotten female scientist is “brought back to life” through live painting, a literary text written about her, the human voice, and music. Together, these four art forms conjure up the image of a pioneering woman.

The female scientists

SONJA ASHAUER (1923-1948): the first woman in Brazil to earn a doctorate in physics.

LYNN CONWAY (1938-): an American transgender computer engineer.

KATALIN LŐRINCZ (1923-): Hungarian-Canadian engineer and Holocaust survivor.

ANNA MANI (1918-2001): an Indian meteorologist.

KATSUKO SARUHASHI (1920-2007): Japanese geochemist whose work on radiation in water changed the history of the Cold War.

AGOSTO is a Berlin-based multimedia collective founded in August 2020 in the environment of the Schaubühne. Members are: Katharina Ziemke (painting and video), Ruth Rosenfeld (acting and singing), Joseph Pearson (historiography and texts), and James Helgeson (music and composition).

This is their first group exhibition, made possible by a generous grant from the Gwaertler Foundation, Basel.


Kurt-Kurt Galerie, Lübecker Straße 13 (birthplace of Kurt Tucholsky), 10559 Berlin-Moabit


Soft Opening

Thursday, 25. November 2021 from 6:00 pm


Thursday, 25. November to Sunday, 19. December 2021

Opening hours

Sat + Sun 4:00 – 7:00 pm and by arrangement

Finissage + Artist Talk

Sunday, 19. December 2021, 4:00 to 7:00 pm


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