Artist in Residence Johannes Paul Raether
Johannes Paul Raether lives and works in Berlin. His works are constructed identities (Avataras, AlterIdentities or SelfSisters) emerging at various sites in public space where they research, teach and tell stories. As colourful beings, made up from everyday objects, they discuss complex topics such as bio and reproduction industries, globalized tourism or occult substances in contemporary technology. Raether’s works and performances have been shown at various eminent international galleries and public spaces . Raether publishes in Texte zur Kunst and is currently Professor at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Johannes's residency at Vasl is supported by Goethe-Institut and will take place in two parts from October 2018 to January 2019.
Vasl Artists' Association in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Pakistan hosted a performative lecture by our artist in residence Johannes Paul Raether on October 9, 2018 at the Vasl rooftop.
On this specific event, 'Protektorama' gave an introduction to her experimental framework, which she as us calls Identitecture. Appearances of other figures (SelfSisters) such as Transformella/or, ReproRevolutionaries of the Ovulo-factories, presented and reflected, while instances, sites and practices were discussed for their respective terms and methods.
Protektorama Narrates Identitecture [5.4.8]