Lunchtime Talk at the ifa Galery

On Monday, 19 November 2018 WiB launched “Lunchtime Talks”, the new series of WIB event. With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, the midday event will feature organizations in the field of cultural cooperation that collaborate with partner organizations worldwide in order to carry out projects promoting culture and education. The initial event took place at ifa Galerie, one of the two galleries in Germany run by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa).

Founded in 1917 and headquartered in Stuttgart, ifa is thus Germany’s oldest intermediary organization for international cultural relations. The galleries are centers for the arts and culture, offering exhibition space for collaborative presentations by German and foreign artists.

Alya Sebti, the director of ifa Galerie and the curator of the current exhibition Invisible, guided the WiB members through the exhibition and introduced the various multimedia works. Invisible is the third of the work series Untie to Tie. The objects on display invite the visitors to exchange thoughts about migration, the movement of concepts and ideas, and the reflection on the colonial legacies. After the gallery tour, Communication Officer Guido Jansen-Recken explained the work of ifa and its mission to promote art and cultural exchange, foster the intercultural dialogue and encourage civil society engagements.