Is the private sphere always political? Feminist author Şeyda Kurt will explore this question through a reading from her book Radikale Zärtlichkeit – Warum Liebe politisch ist (HarperCollins, 2021). In it, the author questions traditional norms of love in light of capitalist and patriarchal structures. Like Mona Hatoum, whose works can be seen in the current exhibition at the Georg Kolbe Museum, Kurt questions gender roles, bodies and social forms of oppression. Based on her own biography, Şeyda Kurt speaks about different languages and images of love, and thus designs an alternative model of relationships away from traditional hierarchies.
The event will take place in the context of our current exhibition Mona Hatoum. Until 7pm on the day of the reading there will be the opportunity to visit the exhibition (the entrance fee is included in the event ticket). The evening will be moderated by Sonja Eismann, co-founder, co-publisher and editor of Missy Magazine. Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to talk with her and the author.
About the author:
Şeyda Kurt writes and speaks about culture, politics and left-wing feminism. As a freelance journalist, she works for various print and online media, as well as for different podcasts including as an editor for the award-winning Spotify Original Podcast 190220 – Ein Jahr nach Hanau and as a host for the Spotify Original Podcast Man lernt nie aus. She regularly appears as a moderator and has worked as a curator for the Goethe-Institut and various cultural events. Kurt regularly leads journalistic focused writing projects and workshops.