Jean-Philippe Kindler - Class reunion
Saturday, 05/04/2025 / 08:00 PM / Vorderhaus - Kultur in der FABRIK
Klassentreffen" originates from the stage genre of unrestrained rabble-rousing: it gets loud, it gets coarse, it gets irreconcilable. In the history of German media, there has probably never before been a satirist who has been called a "rabble-rouser" by both the BILD newspaper and some left-wingers. Fortunately, both sides are right, because Jean-Philippe Kindler wants one thing above all: to divide. The satire by the German cabaret prizewinner not only aims to point out social rifts, but to widen them even further so that they can no longer be overlooked.
Klassentreffen" is a homage to irreconcilability: whether in the WDR broadcasting council or in the rocked-out student flat share - Kindler's content makes the shreds fly so that the Karl Marx face tattoo just slips off your temple. And Kindler only wants one thing: to find common ground in division. There is a rumor going around in capitalism that there is no longer such a thing as social classes: after all, if even large corporations advertise diversity, then everyone has the same chance - at least of being exploited.
And yet it still exists, the good old class. The champagne Marxists. The antifascists. The pensioners without a pension. The tender radicals, the trainees and the students. Come to the class reunion for a little detention against the status quo.
"Jean-Phillipe Kindler's art deals with poverty and precarity with a sensitive and uncynical wit that exposes social conditions rather than those affected, as is so often the case."
Katja Kipping, Die Linke "
More information: https://www.jeanphilippekindler.de/
Photo: Marvin Ruppert