Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 pm
Give Us The Future – Artist Talk and performances

An Economy of Narcissistic Reward 
Performance by Sabina Maria van der Linden (artist, Berlin) with Gabriel Walsh (actor, Berlin)
Give Us The Future – Artist Talk
Frank Wagner (curator, Berlin) in conversation with Niklas Goldbach (artist, Berlin), Sara Lehn (artist, Berlin) and Ming Wong (artist, Berlin).
Émissions de l'Art Visionnaire. Eine Ansage an den Rundfunk.
Performance wit Sara Lehn (and, Berlin) and Remote Control (artist’s group, http://www.zahlungsstreik.net/ Berlin)

The exhibition Give Us The Future presents fifteen outstanding positions of the contemporary art scene in Berlin. The international artists, who received the Berlin Senate scholarship of Fine Arts in 2013 deal with ideas of the present and the future in various ways. In videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations, the artists take up social issues and reflect failed utopias as well as approaches of a critical understanding of current and past life plans. They shine a light on the recent developments of Berlin as a center and a trendsetter of the arts and a production site.

Sabina Maria van der Linden (b. 1952 Deventer) lives and works in Berlin. Selected exhibitions: Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen City (2012); Hebbel am Ufer HAU2, Berlin (2011); Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2010); International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2010).

Niklas Goldbach (b. 1973 in Witten) lives and works in Berlin. Selected exhibitions: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2011); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008).

Ming Wong (b. 1971 in Singapur) lives and works in Berlin. Selected exhibitions: Biennale de Lyon (2013); Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt/Main (2013); National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (2013); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2010); Singapur Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2009).

Sara Lehn (b. 1983 in Friedberg) lives and works in Berlin. Selected exhibitions: WestGermany, Berlin (2013); Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin (2012); Battersea Arts Centre, London (2012); Institute for Contemporary Art, London (2011).