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Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo

5 Jul–18 Aug 19

In GHOSTS, Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo investigates intimacies and the complexity of interpersonal relationships. Working with sculpture, installation and video, she addresses notions of femininity, female sexuality and misogyny. In doing so, she illuminates their entanglements with political and social power structures including racialisation and categories of identity such as age.

The focus of the exhibition lies on the video work Protest and Desire, which portrays Lillian, who was born in Uganda and lives in Germany. The work demonstrates the extent to which shame, stigma and isolation can be transformed into strength and self-empowerment, and expands the complex and diverse narratives relating to HIV and AIDS activism.

The exhibition is intended as a feminist contribution to discourses addressing toxic relationships and sexually transmitted diseases, through which women, in particular women of colour, have historically been silenced and – now as then – are rendered invisible. At the same time it underscores the fact that the social representation and individual disciplining of the body is always closely connected with social regulation.

Exhibition Text


Un-Ghosting Voices

Un-Ghosting Voices is an audio programme in urban space that broadcasts voices that use art to speak out against discriminatory structures and marginalisation, relating to the body, gender or sexuality. With contributions from BOIBAND, Giegold & Weiß, Stellan Veloce & Neo Hülcker, Irène Mélix.

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with Irène Mélix: lila lieder as a part of the audio programme Un-Ghosting Voices
July 25, 19, 7 pm

Artist Talk
with Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo and Alphonsine Bakambamba (Deutsche Aidshilfe)
July 30, 19, 7 pm

Photos: Eric Tschernow
Photos: Eric Tschernow
Photos: Eric Tschernow
Photos: Eric Tschernow
Photos: Eric Tschernow


CURATOR: Sylvia Sadzinski

The artist and curator would like to thank the whole team of Galerie im Turm and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: Stéphane Bauer, Nadia Pilchowski, Lena Johanna Reisner, Malena Vogt, Hannah Haraldsen, Johann Hackspiel, as well as Morgan Lacroix and Carolina Redondo for setting up the exhibition; Lillian Petry, Alphonsine Bakambamba, Christoph Westerbarkey, Ralph Gärner, Julia Geiss, Sum Sum Shen, Marc Kagermann, Martin Falck, Rise FX, Raketa Studios, Jonatan Winbo, Bastian Hopfgarten, Christina Gigliotti, Popo Fan, Erik Palm, Max Struemer, Heinrich Benjamin, Delight Rental Service and NeonBär. Additionally, Vincent Schier, BOIBAND, Giegold & Weiß, Stellan Veloce & Neo Hülcker and Irène Mélix.

Galerie im Turm is a facility of the district office Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries, Fund Exhibition fees for visual artists, Project Fund by the district office of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, DRS Delight Rental Services and NeonBär.