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Ifa-Galerien Berlin + Stuttgart show Katia Kameli:The Canticle of the Birds and Camila Sposati: Breath Pieces | 13.05.-30.07.2023 + 13.05.-20.08.2023

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On 12 May 2023, two solo exhibitions will open in parallel at ifa-Galerie Berlin with Katia Kameli and at ifa-Galerie Stuttgart with Camila Sposati. Both exhibitions will be shown alternately this year in both Stuttgart and Berlin and will work on transcultural connections across geographical and temporal spaces with a special focus on sound and earth as media, material and actor.

Fig.above: Le Cantique des oiseaux, variation, Film UHD, 25 min, Filmstill Katia Kameli, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Katia Kameli: The Canticle of the Birds

Curated by Valérie Chartrain

The exhibition Das Hohelied der Vögel / The Canticle of the Birds by Katia Kameli combines ceramic figures, watercolours, sketches and a brand new cinematic production into a unified poetic whole. The work is inspired by the Conference of the Birds, an epic poem by the Sufi poet Farīd al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār, who lived in 12th century Persia. It follows the initial migratory voyage of thousands of birds in search of the mythical winged creature Simorgh. In reference to the title of a new French translation of the work, with Das Hohelied der Vögel / The Canticle of the Birds Katia Kameli presents her very own translation of the epic poem, appropriating various narrative elements in novel forms and combinations while simultaneously adding layers of music, dance and geography. 

DEEDS NEWS - Courtesy of ifa Galerien - Camila Sposati, Darvaza (2011) 6’30’’, Video, Filmstill, Camila Sposati
Camila Sposati, Darvaza (2011) 6’30’’, Video, Filmstill, Camila Sposati

Camila Sposati: Breath Pieces

In collaboration with Theater Rampe and Bureau Baubotanik. Curated by Bettina Korintenberg and Marcelo Rezende.

Camila Sposati, a Brazilian artist and researcher, approaches art with an experimental and interdisciplinary practice. She challenges various assumptions and categories that have shaped Western thought, including anthropocentrism, linear time, and the division between culture and nature. Breath Pieces, Sposatis´ first comprehensive solo exhibition in Germany, creates a unique experiential space that vibrates throughout the city of Stuttgart and builds on her artistic exploration over the past twenty years. The exhibition is a bodily experience of changing perspectives in three acts: at ifa Gallery Stuttgart, at Theatre of the Long Now at Wagenhallen, and at Theatre Rampe.

About the ifa Galleries

The ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Galleries in Stuttgart and Berlin present contemporary art in a global perspective, addressing post-colonial movements and artistic reflections on the themes of migration and cultural transfer. The work of the ifa Galleries is based on seeing the world from a diversity and plurality of perspectives, discovering new stories, and shaping emancipatory processes, interactions, and artistic spaces. Our focus is on long-term relationships with artists, partners, and visitors, and our exhibitions and education programmes are developed through practices of collaboration that trace global entanglements and piece them together in new forms of narrative.www.ifa.de


Ifa-Galerie Berlin
Linienstraße 139-140
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Ifa-Galerie Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart


Katia Kameli – Berlin

Opening: Friday, 12 May 2023, 7 pm.
Duration: Saturday, 13 May – Sunday, 30 July 2023

The exhibition will be shown at the ifa-Galerie Stuttgart from September (Friday, 1 September – Sunday, 29 October 2023).

Camila Sposati – Stuttgart

Opening: Friday, 12 May 2023, 7 pm.
Duration: Saturday, 13 May – Sunday, 20 August 2023

The exhibition will be shown at the ifa Gallery Berlin from November (Friday, 3 November 2023 – Monday, 15 January 2024).

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