Friday, 23 September 2011

Playing among the Ruins

"While the Wall stood, the people longed for liberation and Berlin came to symbolize their fight for freedom. This enthusiasm still remains and the free spaces dotted throughout the city are what make the present Berlin such a ‘special place’. The micro-utopias presented ‘here’, these special places that we are permitted today, are expressed through videos, paintings, performances, etc., by 18 artists and projects that have gathered together from around the world to base themselves in Berlin. The history of society that replaces ideology, the reconstruction of stories, the relationship between spaces and identity brought about by intervention with the city, are questioned through performances, art, information, bodies, and urban spaces, demonstrating a spectacular creativity with a new phase of sensibility." [MOT, 2011]

Nevin Aladağ
John Bock
Phil Collins
Omer Fast
Fuji Re-United (Simon Fujiwara & Kan Fujiwara)
Isa Genzken
Katharina Grosse
Alicja Kwade
Simon Dybbroe Møller
Kirstine Roepstorff
Anri Sala
Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf
Ming Wong
Haegue Yang

Saâdane Afif
Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda
Christian Jankowski
Institute for Spatial Experiments
 (founded by Olafur Eliasson)

MOT [2011] Berlin 2000-2011: Playing among the Ruins. [Online] [22/09/2011]