»Literature as Political Practice«


We cordially invite you to a literary relay race! In a blend of live readings and a virtual literary festival, contemporary Jewish and non-Jewish authors present texts that they view as literature of resistance. One author passes the “baton” to the next; a diverse network reads and performs thereby creating an archive of literature of resistance. The writers complement one another’s ways of processing the world but they also contradict each other and call upon their readers and listeners to take a bold stand and/or to join them in conversation. The authors are united in their conviction that their art is an action to impact. Literature does not merely describe situations, it tells a new story of society and thus contributes to shaping its future.

Live readings and performances by: Enis Maci, Max Czollek, Swantje Lichtenstein, Hila Amit, Sivan Ben Yishai, Esther Dischereit and Ben Osborn (Music).

And digital readings by: Rebecca Ajnwojner, Tomer Gardi, Asaf Dvori, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Fatma Aydemir, Ivana Sajko, Enrico Ippolito, Cemile Sahin, Shida Bazyar, Cana + Zühal Bilir-Meier, Mazlum Nergiz, Olga Hohmann, Noam Brusilovsky, Anna Hetzer, Carolina Bianchi Ribeiro, Kinga Tóth, Marina Skalova, Nastasja Penzar, Sandra Gugić, Tomer Dreyfus, Sam Max, Keli Freitas, Agnes Borinsky, Mati Shemoelof, Julia Rose Gostynski, Antigone Akgün, Necati Öziri, Tanja Šljivar, Ricardo Domeneck and Deniz Utlu!

»Literature as Political Practice« is curated by Sasha M. Salzmann, Jo Frank and Tobias Herzberg – and by the authors themselves, as they pass the baton.

Künstler*innen // Artists

Sasha M. Salzmann (Curator)
Tobias Herzberg (Curator)
Jo Frank (Curator)