Douglas Paulson & Valeria Mogilevich – Reading and book presentation at CAT Cologne

October 22, 2016, 5-9pm


Douglas Paulson & Valeria Mogilevich have been in residence at CAT from July – October. On October 22 (5-9pm) they will present and read from their new artist book “Wie man ein Gespräch mit einem Flüchtling beginnt”. The reading will be multilingual and definitely unusual.

The project builds upon a previous collaboration with Douglas Paulson (a project called “Help Fix History!”) who now devised a follow-up project for CAT Cologne. Together with Valeria Mogilevich he interviewed different generations of people with migration background to find out what we can learn from each other.

Douglas Paulson (born 1980 in Pennsylvania) graduated from the Tyler School of Art with a B.F.A. in 2003. His work is often collaborative and interactive, falling into the new Social Practice stream of contemporary art. He has had continued collaborative practices with Parfyme, Rancourt/Yatsuk, Christopher Robbins, Eva la Cour, Ward Shelley, and Flux Factory. Besides his artistic practice he also teaches at the New School and at the Queens Museum in New York.

Valeria Mogilevich (born 1982 in New York) holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media. She was formerly the Deputy Director of Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), where over the course of eight years she developed curricula for institutions and high schools. Valeria has developed solutions for collaboration and project-based learning for places like the New Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, Pratt Institute, and institutions from Indianapolis to Rotterdam.

Save the date: Saturday, October 22, 5-9pm
“Wie man ein Gespräch mit einem Flüchtling beginnt”
Reading with Douglas Paulson and Valeria Mogilevich
Location: CAT Cologne, Weißenburgstraße 35, 50670 Cologne
(Attention: New Location!)