Biennale

8th Berlin Biennale

KW Institute for Contemporary Art & other venues, Berlin, Germany
28 May 2014 - 03 Aug 2014

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The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art will bring together a range of local and 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. The exhibition is on view from May 29 until August 3.

Juan A. Gaitán, curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale, has invited Tarek Atoui, Natasha Ginwala, Catalina Lozano, Mariana Munguía, Olaf Nicolai, and Danh Vo to collaborate with him as core members and advisors in his artistic team.

‘The research for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is structured along three speculative approaches toward the city of Berlin: in narratives exposed through its built environment, in its relationship to the formation of citizenship and as figured against current forces of tourism, and finally in its relations between historical and contemporary configurations of labor. The upcoming edition will travel beyond Berlin-Mitte to areas that have become relatively “minor” within the divided as well as reunified realities of the city. Through this expanded cartography the Berlin Biennale will also engage with how the Berlin of the 18th and 19th centuries is contemplated within our current cultural landscape. The artistic team of the Berlin Biennale will be developing its research with a focus on historical forms of movement and fixity, as the two main categories of modern subjectivity. Over different exhibition venues, this Berlin Biennale will bring together a range of local and international artistic positions that explore the intersection between these larger historical narratives and individuals’ lives, counterpoising the empirical and the authoritative approaches to history and historical becoming.’

(Statement of Juan A. Gaitán Curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art )

 

PUBLIC EVENTS DURING THE OPENING WEEK OF THE 8TH BERLIN BIENNALE

Thursday, May 29

 11am

Carla Zaccagnini in collaboration with Theodor Köhler, Ayara Hernández Holz & Felix Marchand
Le Quintuor des Nègres, encore
Ballet and concert
Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin
Access with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket

1pm
Shahryar Nashat
Parade, 2014
Premiere screening
Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo, Kantstraße 12a, 10623 Berlin
Free entrance, limited capacity

3pm
Goshka Macuga in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete
Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy
Play
Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin, 1st floor
Access with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket


Friday, May 30

Noon
Goshka Macuga in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete
Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy
Play
Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin, 1st floor
Free entrance with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket

2–2:25pm, 2:30–2:55pm, 3–3:25pm, 3:30–3:55pm, 4–4:25pm, 4:30–4:55pm
Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Morten J. Olsen, Sharif Sehnaoui, André Vida, and others
Dahlem Sessions
Concerts with Burkhard Beins, Rudi Fischerlehner, Charbel Haber, Katt Hernandez, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neumann, Stéphane Rives, Sharif Sehnaoui, and Michael Vorfeld
Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin, Musikethnologie, 2nd floor
Access with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket; limited capacity, advance reservations recommended


Saturday, May 31

Noon
Carla Zaccagnini in collaboration with Theodor Köhler, Ayara Hernández Holz & Felix Marchand
Le Quintuor des Nègres, encore
Ballet and concert
Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin
Access with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket

2–2:25pm, 2:30–2:55pm, 3–3:25pm, 3:30–3:55pm, 4–4:25pm, 4:30–4:55pm 
Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Morten J. Olsen, Sharif Sehnaoui, André Vida, and others
Dahlem Sessions
Concerts with Burkhard Beins, Rudi Fischerlehner, Charbel Haber, Katt Hernandez, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neumann, Stéphane Rives, Sharif Sehnaoui, and Michael Vorfeld
Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin, Musikethnologie, 2nd floor
Access with 8th Berlin Biennale ticket; limited capacity, advance reservations recommended

 
Sunday, June 1

3pm
Julieta Aranda in collaboration with Tisha Mukarji
The perspective of perspective: A world mediated by a faulty image of the world
Composition for timpani, synthesized voices, string, and wind ensemble
Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin, Großer Vortragssaal
Free entrance, limited capacity

6pm
Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Morten J. Olsen, Sharif Sehnaoui, André Vida, and others
Dahlem Sessions
Discursive event
Crash Pad, c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin, front house 1st floor
Free entrance, limited capacity

 

All events and schedule subject to change. For updates and further events, check www.berlinbiennale.de. Tickets and reservation forms for the events are available online from mid-May.

 

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Haus am Waldsee
Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin
Opening hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm

Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin
Opening hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday noon–10pm

Crash Pad
c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin, front house, 1st floor
Opening hours:
January 26–May 26: Saturday–Sunday 2–6pm
May 29–August 8: Tuesday–Sunday noon–10pm

All venues are closed on Mondays.

 

 

ADMISSION
Tickets are avilable at all venues and online.They authorize for one single entry to each venue of the 8th Berlin Biennale and are valid troughout the whole duration of the exhibition.

16 €, reduced 10 €
Groups of 10 or more: 14 €, reduced 8 €

Special Offer Ticket + Guidebook: 25 €, reduced 20 €
Available at all venues.

 

GUIDEBOOK
The guidebook of the 8th Berlin Biennale with introductory texts and comments on the artistic works is available for 12 Euros at all venues and online.

 

GUIDED TOURS
Guided tours are organized by art:berlin. Public tours in German can be attended without advance reservation.
Guided tours for groups and school classes in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish are available upon request.
Information on guided tours can be found here.

 

ACCREDITATION
The accreditation process for press and professional visitors (requiring verification) is accessible on the Berlin Biennale website until May 1, 2014.

 

www.berlinbiennale.de

 

 

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