Featuring around 180 works from 1917 to 2000, this exhibition highlights the variety of photographic portraits of artists, while also giving an overview of the Who’s Who of art history in the last century. It features portraits of illustrious artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and Marina Abramović, produced by an equally broad range of photographers, both famous or lesser known, including Berenice Abbott, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helga Fietz and Jérôme Schlomoff. The works are from the Platen Collection.
The exhibition THE LONG NOW (8 July – 27 August 2018) assembles 20 contemporary, artistic positions in the lounge area of me Collectors Room Berlin, with which a variety of approaches towards time come into effect, either regarding our concept of time or the perception and visualisation of time. Time proves itself as a noticeably open and undefined variable, which for instance is perceived completely different when experienced subjectively or measured with a timepiece instead. Polarities such as steadiness and unsteadiness, acceleration and deceleration as well as immediacy, duration and transience are crucial categories. Time is a concept which concerns us in both a definite and elementary way. Without the concept of time our existence as well as the events occurring in the world around us wouldn´t be conceivable. Yet at the same time, time is perceived as an abstract and elusive phenomenon with which scientists, thinkers and artists have ever since occupied themselves. Against the backdrop of an accelerating modern age and a global simultaneity which is passed on by the media, questions regarding time seem ever more pressing. What signifies time to us? What does the present mean? How long lasts the now?
Titled We don’t need another hero, the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is a conversation with artists and contributors who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities. We don’t need another hero is curated by Gabi Ngcobo with a curatorial team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba. It takes place from June 9 to September 9, 2018 at four permanent exhibition venues: Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbühne Pavilion, and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. In co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, HAU2 serves as a site for two performances over the course of the 10th Berlin Biennale. More information: http://www.berlinbiennale.de/
From the age of the second temple to the Roman conquest, from Ottoman rule and the British mandate until the present day, the exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem investigates the history of a city where daily life, religion, and politics are inextricably interwoven. It includes precious objects and models that are on display for the first time in Berlin. They are complemented by media installations developed especially for the exhibition.
In a temporary structure in the museum garden, we are presenting the immersive installation Ganzfeld “Aural” by the artist James Turrell. “Aural” is the Berlin premiere of a Ganzfeld by the world’s foremost light sculptor. The installation is part of the Ganzfeld Pieces series, in which Turrell creates liminal zones of experience.
When we think of the wanderer as a painterly motif, the famous painting “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich comes to mind. This exceptional loan from the Hamburger Kunsthalle forms the starting point for a special exhibition held at the Alte Nationalgalerie, which follows this surprisingly central theme in art throughout the nineteenth century and all the way to famous works of modern art.
The exhibition ‘Woodland Sweden’ by the Swedish Institute and the Swedish architects association ‘Sveriges Arkitekter’, presents contemporary projects in timber architecture using different examples of building typologies, including schools, housing, and cultural institutions.
The futuristic “active energy building”, an apartment building in Vaduz, is the prototype of a new urban, decentralized power generation system that represents a trend-setting model for energy generation and distribution. It is the main focus of the exhibition, which details the extensive research work by the Austrian architects Anton Falkeis & Cornelia Falkeis-Senn with their results on numerous advances in terms of material, construction and network design for the development of active buildings. By means of further projects, the office presents its innovative strategies that help to tackle the major societal challenges, such as climate change, energy and resource scarcity. Photographs, texts, drawings and architectural models also give insight into other cultural buildings and infrastructure.
EVA & ADELE – L’AMOUR DU RISQUE presents the artist-couple’s work of the last 25 years in an installative retrospective. The exhibition explores the concepts underlying the pair’s art and their imagery.
In February 2018, for the residency format A Year with …, P. Krishnamurthy opened a space called K, (“K-Komma”). Located outside of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin-Schöneberg, this “workshop for exhibition-making” proposes a space between “studio and cube”.
„Hello World. Revising a Collection“ is a critical inquiry into the collection of the Nationalgalerie and its predominantly Western focus: What could the collection look like today, had an understanding characterised its concept of art, and consequently also its genesis, that was more open to the world?
Hello World. Revising a Collection is a critical inquiry into the collection of the Nationalgalerie and its predominantly Western focus: What could the collection look like today, had an understanding characterised its concept of art, and consequently also its genesis, that was more open to the world?