7 pm: Livestream with Helmut Draxler (Faculty Director for Art Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna), Andrea Fraser (artist, New York / Los Angeles), moderated by Eric Golo Stone (Artistic Director Künstlerhaus Stuttgart)
The publication Services Working Group (Fillip, 2021) revisits the groundbreaking exhibition, Services: The Conditions and Relations of Service Provision in Contemporary Project Oriented Artistic Practice, which was organized by Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser at the Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg in 1994. Mobilizing a two-day working group as a central operative structure by which the exhibition itself was realized, Services embodied key debates concerning the socioeconomic conditions of the art field as well as critically reflexive discussions on labor relations, governance arrangements, and authority dynamics that constitute practical efforts to transform institutions.
Services Working Group presents newly-produced transcripts documenting the entirety of the debut Services working group discussions. These transcripts are supplemented by a newly-digitized photograph documentation […]
Three Berlin institutions present the multifaceted work of Mona Hatoum (b. 1952 in Beirut, lives in London) in the first large-scale survey of her work in Berlin. Mona Hatoum is considered one of the most important and influential artists of her generation. Her performances, videos, photographs, sculptures, installations and works on paper deal with issues of displacement, marginalisation, exclusion and state control – themes she examines against the backdrop of both her own biography and current societal developments. The exhibition project, including an accompanying programme and publication, brings together key works by Hatoum from the performance and video work of the 1980s to varied productions from the last two decades as well as new, site-specific sculptures and installations.
On the occasion of the cooperation project between Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, and Georg Kolbe Museum, we would like to give you the opportunity to visit all three exhibitions in one day and to gain a deeper […]
With Marius Babias (Director Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Sam Bardaouil (Director Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin), Kathrin Becker (Artistic Director KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art), Tamar Garb (Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, University College London), Natasha Ginwala (Associate Curator Gropius Bau, Berlin), Mona Hatoum (Artist, London), Polly Staple (Curator and Director of Collection, British Art, Tate, London)
Held in conjunction with the survey exhibition of the work of Mona Hatoum, this international symposium offers insight into the artist’s oeuvre. With her interest in articulating concerns through a reductive approach and abstract language, Hatoum is considered a prominent representative of Postminimalism, taking the visual code of Minimal Art and deconstructing or expanding it in a targeted manner.
By transforming everyday objects and materials in an unexpected way and linking her presentations to feminist discourses and body politics, Hatoum broadens the notion of sculpture from questions of materiality to critical thinking. Her long engagement with themes […]
With Aristide Antonas (architect, philosopher, writer, and visual artist, Athens and Berlin) and Adam Szymczyk (Artistic Director documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017; Verein by Association, Zurich)
In conjunction with the solo exhibition by Aristide Antonas, The Pulp of Things, the artist will devote a conversation with Adam Szymczyk (Artistic Director documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017; Verein by Association, Zurich) to the current transformation of urban infrastructures. Given the rapid gentrification of urban spaces and the increasingly dense network of online retailers, delivery services, and co-working facilities, Antonas and Szymczyk discuss the implications for urban planning, architecture, and social interaction. The concept of urban housing as an “autonomous cell” that Antonas articulates in his exhibition serves as the starting point for scrutinizing the current tension between isolation and connectivity and how an increasingly privatized infrastructure relates to Western narratives of voluntary withdrawal.