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15.01.18

Boycott of the boycotters? - Discussion in the Roter Salon

The first instalment in the new series Popkultur und Identität (Pop-culture and Identity) from Christian Morin, Volksbühne music curator, deals with a current phenomenon in pop culture. Some artists are boycotting performances in Israel or events with Israeli involvement. Many voices are now demanding a boycott of these artists in return. What does this spiral mean for culture, for action in a cultural context? Are there creative ways out, or will pop become another battleground? What does this confrontation mean for the pop left’s identity, especially in the UK, where the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) is particularly prominent?

POP-CULTURE AND IDENTITY
Episode I: Boycott of the boycotters?
Thursday, 18 January 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 €

Discussion participants:
ANDRAS SIEBOLD - artistic director of International Summer Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg
ARAM LINTZEL - author for SPEX, Taz, NZZ and others, cultural policy speaker for the B90/Die Grünen parliamentary group
MARTIN GOLDSCHMIDT - owner of the London-based Cooking Vinyl label and initiator of the Palestine Music Expo, which took place in Ramallah for the first time in 2017.
CHRISTIAN MORIN - director of the Volksbühne’s music programme, Pop-Kultur Festival curator

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