For the development of his architecture, Fernando Menis prefers to use three-dimensional materials such as clay in order to design shape and dimension of the buildings in an ongoing modelling process. During his 40 years of practice, a multitude of typologies has been created whose sculptural formal language possesses an outstanding expressiveness. In the exhibition, these models of planned and realised projects by the Canarian office are presented inside a walk-in cubic space, including the Concert and Congress Hall ‘CKK Jordanki’ in Toruń/Poland, the Hotel Complex ‘Bürchen Mystik’ in Switzerland or the Public Swimming Pool ‘Badeschiff’ in Berlin. Thus, the installation is dedicated to creative processes and innovative approaches that make the work of Menis Arquitectos so unique.
Barcelona’s Encants Market, dating back more than seven centuries, is one of Europe’s oldest. In 2013, it moved to its current site in a space designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The project strives to maintain the spirit of open-air markets with the design of a large public square covered by material that reflects its day-to-day activity. These design strategies have made it one of the world’s most famous markets and one of the b720 Fermín Vázquez studio’s signature works. This exhibition is a retrospective look at 20 years|20 projects, selected to explain the approach and the working methods of the b720 team. These projects cover multiple scales. The material remains of the studio’s output over the last 20 years are now assembled in the centre of this installation, an evocation of a stall in Barcelona’s Encants market, the centrepiece of the exhibition’s discourse.
CAREFUL UNREST takes this year’s anniversary of the November Revolution as an opportunity to ask about contemporary aesthetics of rebellion. How can struggles for social participation be represented today? Who or what are the revolutionary subjects and how can they be (re)activated? With works by David Amberg, Umut Azad Akkel, Pharaz Azimi, Charlotte Eitelbach & Lou Hampel, Cornelia Fachinger, Mania Godarzani-Bakhtiari, Georgina Hill, Fee Hollmig, Itsthevibe Annkathrin Kluss & Florian Mehmeti Löffler, Matthias Planitzer, Inia Steinbach und Lisa Thieler, kurated by Anna Voswinckel.
Music and youth culture, commemoration and traditions, languages and homeland – 22 impressions depict the everyday life of secular and religious, long-established and newly arrived Jews in Germany. Using the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the exhibition explores keywords, concepts, and what is “Jewish” in Germany today. In the process, light is shed on very different aspects of the German-Jewish present and perceptions of norms are critically examined.
The Berlinische Galerie is to show video sculptures by Raphaela Vogel (*1988) at the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Berlin. The spatial installation is part of a festival to mark the 10th anniversary of Videoart at Midnight.
An exhibition by Antje Majewski with Agnieszka Brzeżańska & Ewa Ciepielewska, Carolina Caycedo, Paweł Freisler, Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Tamás Kaszás, Paulo Nazareth, Guarani-Kaiowa & Luciana de Oliveira, Issa Samb, Xu Tan, Hervé Yamguen.
With 119 works by 69 artists, including 48 paintings, 14 sculptures and 12 models and drawings by architects, this first-ever all-round retrospective at the Berlinische Galerie marks the centenary of the best-known of all little-known creative communities and its dramatic origins.
For KW Institute for Contemporary Art, artist Sidsel Meineche Hansen presents the exhibition Real Doll Theatre that includes new video work, watercolors, and laser cut drawings and sculpture, installed together with a scenographic element related to the magical play of medieval theatre.
Tamara Henderson’s process of creation develops its own mythology out of an ongoing practice of writing, drawing, and making notations of everyday objects. She registers patterns in objects and atmospheric phenomena and protocols their appearance in dreams in order to expand conventional registers of consciousness.
The exhibition Deliquescing by Steve Bishop (born 1983 in Toronto, CA) builds upon a body of research that focuses specifically on the fragility of memory and the possibility of its preservation, defying the gradual breakdown of matter through the effects of time.