Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7 pm
Measuring the World

Artist talk with Awst & Walther (artists, Berlin), Cyrill Lachauer (artist, Berlin) and Jeremy Shaw (artist, Berlin), moderated by Dorothea von Hantelmann (art historian, curator, Berlin)

In English language
Admission free

Manon Awst
(b. 1983 in Bangor / Wales, living in Berlin and Caernarfon / Wales) studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and is doing her doctorate at the Royal College of Art in London in the field of artistic research. Benjamin Walther (b. 1978 in Dresden, living in Berlin and Caernarfon / Wales) studied fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig as well as art history and philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After his studies he worked as director, a. o., at Schauspielhaus Bochum, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Bayerisches Staatstheater Munich and at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Since 2008, Manon Awst and Benjamin Walther work together under the artist’s name Awst & Walther. Most recently their works were shown at, a.o., Betty Nansen Teatret, Copenhagen (2015); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015); Georg Kolbe Museum (2015); Barclodiad y Gawres, Anglesey (2014); Kunstverein Nürnberg (2014); Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (2014); Bielefelder Kunstverein (2014); Kunstmuseum Bochum (2014); Salts, Basel (2013); Narracje – Interventions and Installations in Public Space Festival, Gdansk (2013); 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013); Bunker Berlin – Boros Collection (2012); Cass Sculpture Foundation (2011); Junge Kunst, Wolfsburg (2011); National Museum of Art, Cardiff (2011); Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2011); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2010).

Cyrill Lachauer (b. 1979 in Rosenheim, living in Berlin) studied anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (2001–2006) and fine art at Academy of Fine Arts Munich (2005–2007) and at the Berlin University of the Arts (2007–2010). He has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the IBB award for photography (2010) and the 3sat advancement award of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2008). Most recently his works were shown at, a.o., Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2015); Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin (2014); SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2014); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (2013); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2013); Berlinische Galerie (2012); Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (2011); Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2010); Artgentik, Luxembourg (2010).

Jeremy Shaw (b. 1976 in North Vancouver, living in Berlin) studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Most recently his works were shown at, a.o., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2015); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2015); Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (2015); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (2014); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2013); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2013); 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013; 2012); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2013); Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2013); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2012; 2011); Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2012); Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2012); Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York (2011); Fondation Gutzwiller, Zurich (2011); Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (2011).

Dorothea von Hantelmann is an art historian and curator living in Berlin. She was a documenta Guest Professor at the Kunsthochschule / University of Kassel, is currently curating an exhibition project on the decorative element in art and working on a book about art exhibitions as ritual spaces, in which fundamental values and categories of modern, liberal and market-based societies have been practiced and are still practiced. She is the author of How to Do Things with Art (Le presse du réel, 2010), a book about performativity in contemporary art.