KW Exhibitions

Last week of the exhibitions

The following exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin are on view until Sunday, January 25, 2009:

Political / Minimal (Admission 6 Euro, 4 Euro concessions)
Adel Abdessemed, Francis Alÿs, Monica Bonvicini, Tom Burr, Annabel Daou, Edith Dekyndt, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Alfredo Jaar, Derek Jarman, Terence Koh, Kitty Kraus, Klara Liden, Teresa Margolles, Kris Martin, Corey McCorkle, Helen Mirra, Muchen & Shao Yinong, Sarah Ortmeyer, Seth Price, Gregor Schneider, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Taryn Simon, Rosemarie Trockel, xurban_collective, Aaron Young
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach

Highlights from the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin (Free admission)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 pm:
Talk with Jesper Just and Henriette Huldisch
With an introduction by Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Talk in English
Free admission

Jesper Just works primarily with video investigating textures and details to tell stories of specific situations, persons, and rooms and the relation between them. He centres his themes on representation of gender. Through his images and stories of men and women Just deconstructs stereotypical ideas of gender roles. His films reveal the complexity of the relation between the sexes, allowing for a more varied and sensitive self-understanding and understanding of human relationships in general.

Film screening
No Man Is An Island (2002, 4 min)
A Vicious Undertow (2007, 10 min)

Jesper Just studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and graduated in 2003. Recently he has exhibited extensively around the world, including the Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art Momentum in Norway; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent; Kunsthalle Vienna; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and the MAM - Miami Art Museum.
He lives and works in New York.

Henriette Huldisch is a curator and writer based in Berlin and New York.
From 2001 to 2008 she worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she co-curated the
2008 Whitney Biennial Exhibition and the exhibition Full House: Views of the Whitney's Collection at 75 (2006). Previously she curated shows such as a retrospective of films by Robert Beavers and the exhibition Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation (2004), including the work of Sol LeWitt, Jonathan Monk, and Michael Snow.
Among Huldisch's writings are essays and interviews in
Artforum, North Drive Press, and the anthology Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art, as well as numerous Whitney Museum publications.

Sunday, January 25, 2009, 7 pm
Wilhelm Hein
You Killed The Underground Film Or The Real Meaning Of Kunst Bleibt...Bleibt...
Expanded Cinema Version with guests
Free admission

With: Sissi Tax, Mad Angus, Annette Frick, Vaginal Davis, John and Tim Blue, Tima die Göttliche, Juwelia and Zsazsa Puppengesicht

"Assembled from over ten years of footage he shot and collected, Wilhelm Hein's new film is a fascinating and challenging example of what it means to make politically relevant underground film in an increasing rented world". (Marc Siegel)

"Wilhelm Hein has resisted becoming part of the establishment, he remains committed to the vitality of the underground and prefers punk clubs to professorship. A survivor with a restless energy, Hein is one of the last true radicals of his generation, continuing with a subversive practice dedicated to the freedom of expression". (Mark Webber)

"How do we as artists avoid the ritual of having to explain? It's easy: We do as Picasso who answered the question of 'What is art?' with 'If I knew I would keep it for myself.' So, ladies and gentlemen, we put ourselves completely on the line. Do the same and the evening will be awesome. Not boring at all, that's for sure!!!" (Wilhelm Hein)

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
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