The Unanswered Question. İskele 2

September 8 – November 3, 2013

Bjørn Nørgaard, Sener Özmen & Cengiz Tekin, Ahmet Ögüt,Exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, photo: Jens Ziehe, 2013Raša Todosijevic, Bloody Bath (2013), Exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, photo: Jens Ziehe, 2013
Exhibition and Performance program
Curated by René Block
In cooperation with TANAS Berlin
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5 pm TANAS / 7 pm Neuer Berliner Kunstverein with BBQ party

Artists: Adel Abidin, Johanna Adebäck & Merve Ertufan, Nevin Alada
ğ, Halil Altındere, Fikret Atay, Maja Bajević, Rosa Barba, Claus Böhmler, Candice Breitz, Jae Eun Choi, Sunah Choi, Braco Dimitrijević, Maria Eichhorn, Ayşe Erkmen, Andrea Faciu & Florin Bobu, Asta Gröting, Mona Hatoum, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Christian Jankowski, Annika Kahrs, Gülsün Karamustafa, Ali Kazma, Kimsooja, Jarosław Kozłowski, Alicja Kwade, Jonas Mekas, Olaf Metzel, Bjørn Nørgaard, Ahmet Öğüt, Şener Özmen, Dan Perjovschi, Sonja Rentsch, Mario Rizzi, Michael Sailstorfer, Anri Sala, Sarkis, Superflex, Cengiz Tekin, Hale Tenger, Raša Todosijević, Endre Tót, Thu Van Tran, Rosemarie Trockel, Nasan Tur, Lawrence Weiner, Maaria Wirkkala

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and the project space TANAS, founded in 2008, stand for a practice of transnational dialogue between the cultures. After the political and cultural rapprochement between Turkey with its neighboring regions and the European Union, the time is ripe for a survey exhibition, which is designed in a prospective way. Turkey is the starting point of the investigation, but the show is looking much further, to the regions formerly belonging to the periphery, which during the last 20 years have experienced a boost of modernization and internationalization. Invited to the exhibition
The Unanswered Question. İskele 2 are artists, performers and musicians from different generations and geopolitical spaces, who work on and with social intersections and create links and connections to the lived concepts of an exemplary global citizenship within the cultural field. The exhibition and performance program try to explore the materiality of the interstices, the transit, and to open a space, which brings about a new perspective of the relationship between audience – work – space. The project, together with the artists, aims at temporarily creating a space, in which cultural representation and attribution are not at the forefront.

Within the n.b.k. book series “Discourse” a publication in German and Turkish language will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, with an introduction by Marius Babias, René Block, and Sophie Goltz, an essay by Boris Buden and short texts about all participating artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet with artists’ materials.


Saturday, September 21 2013, 7—10 pm
Schwanengesang (swan song)
Performance program with: Johanna Adebäck & Merve Ertufan, Mehtap Baydu, Sunah Choi, A K Dolven, Ayşe Erkmen, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Annika Kahrs, Jarosław Kozłowski, Gordon Monahan, David Moss, Athanasios Pogkas & stefanpaul, Nasan Tur, Ute Wassermann
Venue: Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1), Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin
Admission: 11 Euro / 7 Euro (reduced)
Berlin Art Week ticket holders receive reduced admission.

A cooperation with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, TANAS and HAU in frame of Berlin Art Week (September 17–22, 2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013
Global Citizenship
6 pm: Keynote by Charles Esche (Director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), followed by Pecha Kucha Night with Gülsen Bal (curator, author, Vienna), Rosa Barba (artist, Berlin), Boris Buden (philosopher, author, Berlin), Dan Perjovschi (artist, Bucharest), Gülsün Karamustafa (artist, Istanbul)
9 pm: Performance and music by Capacete (artists, Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo)
Venue: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7 pm
Curator Talkwith René Block (Director TANAS) and Marius Babias (Director n.b.k.)
Venue: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

TANAS in Dialogue

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2 pm
Michael Glasmeier (Professor of Art Theory and Aesthetics, HfK Bremen)

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2 pm
Marta Smolińska (Assistant professor of Art History, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torún)

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2 pm
Saskia Bos (Curator, Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union, New York)

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 2 pm
Gabriele Knapstein (Curator Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin)

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2 pm
Angelika Nollert (Director Neues Museum, Nuremberg)

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 2 pm
Mario Rizzi (artist, Berlin)

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2 pm
Kasper König (Curator, Berlin)

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 2 pm
Barbara Heinrich

The series
TANAS in Dialogue takes place at the project space TANAS

Free admission to all events taking place at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and TANAS