Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6 pm
Ich will hier nicht klären, warum

Panel discussion with Nevin Aladağ (artist, Berlin), Braco Dimitrijević (artist, Paris), Bjørn Nørgaard (artist, Bissinge/Denmark), moderated by Annelie Lütgens (head of Collection of Prints and Drawings, Berlinische Galerie)

5pm
Introduction to the exhibition by Eva Scharrer (art critic and curator, Berlin)

6pm
Ich will hier nicht klären, warum
Panel discussion with Nevin Aladağ (artist, Berlin), Braco Dimitrijević (artist, Belgrade), Bjørn Nørgaard (artist, Bissinge/Denmark), moderated by Annelie Lütgens (head of Collection Prints and Drawings, Berlinische Galerie)

In German language
Venue: Berlinische Galerie

Nevin Aladağ (b. 1972) lives and works in Berlin. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. In her installations, video works and performances Aladağ addresses ideological, political and cultural connotations of objects and actions. Here she places special emphasis on everyday objects and actions and explores existing boundaries and concepts of identity. Repeatedly, sound, music and dance become apparent as key elements of her work. Recently her works were shown at, inter alia, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2015, 2013); Berlinische Galerie (2015); Kunsthalle Basel (2014); Istanbul Modern (2014); Sharjah Biennial (2013); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2012); ARTER, Istanbul (2012); TANAS, Berlin (2011); Istanbul Biennial (2009).

Braco Dimitrijević (b. 1948) lives and works in Paris. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and St. Martins School of Art in London. Dimitrijević in his works questions authoritarian structures and symbols of power as well as the mechanisms of cultural and art history that constitute meaning. For example, he opposes the concept of postmodernism with his self-developed theory of PostHistory, which is meant to dissolve systems of categorization. Recently his works were shown at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2015, 2013); Berlinische Galerie (2015); National Museum of Riga (2012); Venice Biennale (2009, 1993, 1990, 1982, 1976); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2008); Musée d’Orsay, Paris (2005); Documenta 9, 6, 5, Kassel (1992, 1977, 1972).

Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947) lives and works in Bissinge, Denmark. Since the 1970s, he increasingly focuses on sculptural works. Nørgaard studied at the experimental art school EKS-skolen in Copenhagen and from 1958 to 1994 was a professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. His multi-media works refer to the current political events and stand in the tradition of the social sculpture by Joseph Beuys. Recently his works were shown at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2015, 2013); Berlinische Galerie (2015); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2010, 2005, 1986); The Danish Cultural Institute dARTex, Beijing (2007); Venice Biennale (2002, 1980); Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (1999), Istanbul Biennial (1995), Biennale of Sydney (1990).

Annelie Lütgens is Head of the graphic arts collection of Berlinische Galerie and co-curator of the exhibition Ich kenne kein Weekend. The Archive and Collection of René Block. From 1996 to 2011, Lütgens worked as a curator at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Since 2011, she directs the graphic collection of Berlinische Galerie. She has curated exhibitions about, among others, Dorothy Iannone, Franz Ackermann, Francis Alÿs and Eberhard Havekost.