Offener Prozess („Reappraisal/Open trial“)

The exhibition “Offener Prozess” is dedicated to the NSU complex. In doing so, it takes the East German reality, especially in Saxony, as a starting point to tell a story of the NSU complex that starts from migration histories and the continuities of right-wing and racist violence and resistance against it. With the approach of a "living memory," the exhibition brings marginalized perspectives into focus. In addition, it takes aim at structural and institutional racism. Artistic contributions by Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl, belit sağ, Želimir Žilnik, Ulf Aminde and Forensic Architecture, among others, are dedicated to the realities of life of guest workers, migration stories, everyday life in Germany and right-wing terrorist violence as well as everyday racism. Activist initiatives remember those who became victims of this violence and are the loud voices of those who defend themselves against it. Listening is understood here as a political practice, remembering as a process. This exhibition calls for action.

The exhibition will travel to various cities throughout Germany and Europe and will be framed by an educational and accompanying program. Contemporary witnesses will speak, perspectives will be exchanged in discussion formats, impulses will be given through film screenings, people will be brought into conversation with each other in discussion rounds, music by former contract workers from GDR will be heard, and the exhibition will be a place of encounter and research. In 2021, the exhibition will be shown in Jena and Chemnitz, as well as in Brussels and at thirteen theater locations. From 2022, it will increasingly travel to schools but also to European cities such as Novi Sad. From 2025, it will be on display as a permanent exhibition in Chemnitz - as part of the Capital of Culture.

Offener Prozess („Reappraisal/Open trial“)
Curatorial concept
Ayşe Güleç and Fritz Laszlo Weber

Ayşe Güleç worked for the Department of the Artistic Director of documenta 14 from 2016 to 2017, from 2018 to 2019 she headed the art education department at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, and she is currently working again for documenta 15.

Fritz Laszlo Weber works as a freelance artist, he studied at the Kassel Art Academy and completed his master's degree at the Fine Arts Academy Bremen in 2018

Project management
Hannah Zimmermann and Jörg Buschmann
Exhibition production
Irène Mélix