The 8th Berlin Biennale, on view from May 29 until August 3, brings together a range of international artistic positions that explore the intersection between larger historical narratives and individuals’ lives. The majority of the participating artists have produced new works for the exhibition, which proposes new perspectives on the facets of and relations in history. It spans four distinct venues in western Berlin and Berlin-Mitte—Haus am Waldsee, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Crash Pad c/o KW.
Juan A. Gaitán, Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale stated that “one of the most exciting challenges faced by the 8th Berlin Biennale and its team relates to the decision to invite such a broad and international group of artists to take part in the exhibition and to develop newly commissioned works. Several of the works, for instance, were conceived in direct connection to the museums in Dahlem and to the colonial and imperial logic that it embodies in the collecting and display of artifacts belonging to other cultures. Other works in the exhibition have to do with the contemplative regime that is established in the display of the contemporary museum, which emphasizes the semblance of things and privileges a Western form of aesthetic appreciation. Following this discourse, other works engage directly with the mechanisms of the image, its production, and myriad functions.”
Juan A. Gaitán worked with an artistic team formed by Tarek Atoui, Natasha Ginwala,Catalina Lozano, Mariana Munguía, Olaf Nicolai and Danh Vo.
Zarouhie AbdalianBani AbidiMathieu Kleyebe AbonnencSaâdane AfifDavid Chalmers AlesworthCarlos AmoralesAndreas AngelidakisLeonor AntunesJulieta ArandaTarek AtouiNairy BaghramianBianca BaldiPatrick Alan BanfieldAlberto BarayaRosa BarbaGordon BennettZachary CahillMariana Castillo DeballCarolina CaycedoCenter for Historical Reenactments (CHR)Tacita DeanMario García TorresBeatriz GonzálezAgatha Gothe SnapeShilpa GuptaCynthia GutiérrezGanesh HaloiCarsten HöllerIman IssaIrene KopelmanMatts LeiderstamLi XiaofeiGlenn LigonGoshka MacugaSantu MofokengShahryar NashatOlaf NicolaiOtobong NkangaChristodoulos PanayiotouJudy RadulJimmy RobertAnri SalaSlavs and TatarsMichael StevensonMariam SuhailVivan SundaramGaganendranath TagoreWolfgang TillmansTonelDanh VoKemang Wa LehulereCarla ZaccagniniDavid Zink Yi
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Sunday, 03 August 2014
Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin (Tue–Fri | 10 am – 6pm, Sat – Sun | 11am – 6 pm); Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin (Tue–Fri | 10am – 6pm, Sat–Sun | 11am – 6pm); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin (Tue–Sun | 12–10pm); Crash Pad c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin, front house 1st floor (Tue–Sun | 12–10pm)
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- Closing day:
All venues 16 €; Reduced 10 €; Groups of 10 or more each person 14 €; Reduced 8 €
- Photo credits:
1. Otobong Nkanga, In Pursuit of Bling, 2014,Installation view, Courtesy Otobong Nkanga, Photo by Anders Sune Berg; 2. Patrick Alan Banfield, vyLö:t, 2012, Installation view, Courtesy Patrick Alan Banfield, Photo by Anders Sune Berg; 3. Rosa Barba, Subconscious Society, 2014, Courtesy Rosa Barba, Gió Marconi Milan, Meyer Riegger Berlin, Photo by Anders Sune Berg © Rosa Barba/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014; 4. Shilpa Gupta, Untitled, 2013–14, Installation view, Courtesy Shilpa Gupta; Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, Photo by Anders Sune Berg; 5. Andreas Angelidakis, Crash Pad, Installation view, Courtesy Andreas Angelidakis and The Breeder, Athens/Monaco, Photo by Uwe Walter