10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 9.6.–9.9.2018

5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

When things cast no shadow

April 5 – June 15, 2008

curated by Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic

 

The exhibition When things cast no shadow consisted of two parts; one taking place by day, one by night. The daytime part of the 5th Berlin Biennale presented mainly new productions by 50 artists of four generations shown at four different venues—at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum and the Schinkel Pavilion. Many of the participating artists conceptualized and built their commissioned artworks explicitly in response to the specifically designated exhibition site. Already a few weeks prior to the official opening the first in a series of five solo exhibitions (curated by artists participating in the biennial) was launched at the Schinkel Pavilion as part of the 5th Berlin Biennale. Throughout the duration of the biennial these exhibitions gave insights into ways in which younger artists deal with topics such as the legacy of previous generations, modernity or various exhibition formats.

 

With the title Mes nuits sonts plus belles que vos jours (My nights are more beautiful than your days), the night program consisted of a total of 63 evening events. The biennial program was thus extended by 100 additional artists and cultural producers who were involved in the lectures, talks, performances, concerts, workshops, film and video screenings and other types of events at various locations throughout the whole city. Szymczyk and Filipovic envisioned the night program as an “exhibition which, for the duration of the biennale, would be in the process of becoming”. With a focus on revisioning already existing artworks or creating entirely new work, the team of curators thus offered participating artists and thinkers from a variety of fields a possibility to experiment and improvise beyond the spatial and temporal boundaries of the gallery.

The Curators of the 5th Berlin Biennale

Adam Szymczyk und Elena Filipovic

 

 

Schinkel Pavillon

Ettore Sottsass: In Ogni Stanza C’è Il Fantasma del Sesso / In Every Room There is the Ghost of Sex

curated by Lili Reynaud-Dewar (with support from Salvatore Lacagnina)

 

Janette Laverrière: La lampe dans l'horloge

Concept and cooperation: Nairy Baghramian / Janette Laverrière

 

Masist Gül

curated by Banu Cennetoğlu and Philippine Hoegen

 

Pushwagner

curated by Lars Laumann

 

Zofia Stryjeńska: Collaged Stryjeńska

curated by Paulina Olowska

 

 

Graphic design

Ludovic Balland

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Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic, curators of the 5th Berlin Biennale

Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic in the catalogue of the 5th Berlin Biennale

The main venues of the biennial, positioned on both sides of the historic divide of the city, represent typologically contrasting settings in which to show art. Their respective stories, intertwined with the recent history of Berlin, provide a layered ideological context for understanding [...]More >

Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours - The night part of the 5th Berlin Biennale

15.06.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


Collect to win

14.06.2008 | HAU 1, Stresemannstrasse 29, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

No Haus like Bau at HAU

13.06.2008 | Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Linienstrasse 227, 10178 Berlin-Mitte


JO by Cameron Jamie

12.06.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstraße 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schinkel Pavillon opening: Zofia Stryjeńska

11.06.2008 | Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Theater and sensitive thinking

10.06.2008

/LANDREFORM/

08.06.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Kommandantenstraße / Neue Grünstraße, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

noize machine tour truckers roadshow

07.06.2008 | Dock11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Gold

06.06.2008 | Babylon: Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Marguerite Duras and a Trilogy

04.06.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Kommandantenstrasse / Neue Grünstrasse, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Five staged readings

04.06.2008 | Dock11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Below the Surface

03.06.2008 | Schwerbelastungskörper, Dudenstraße, Ecke Löwenhardtdamm 10965 Berlin-Tempelhof

General-Pape-Strasse 100

01.06.2008 | Babylon: Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, U2 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

16.08.2011 | Sculpture Garden, Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Strasse 50, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

Jazz in the Garden

30.05.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Toward evening, Brecht found me in the garden reading “Capital”

29.05.2008 | Roter Salon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Music from the Ether

28.05.2008 | Babylon: Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Night Screening Event of »La Commune« by Peter Watkins

27.05.2008 | Terrace, Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Strasse 50, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

Counter-relief

25.05.2008 | Einsteinsaal, Archenhold-Sternwarte, Alt-Treptow 1, 12435 Berlin-Treptow

Field of Genius

24.05.2008 | Courtyard of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

One Night Stand

23.05.2008 | Babylon: Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Now we are persons! Cinenova, women’s film and video distribution

22.05.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstraße 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


Schinkel Pavillon opening: Masist Gül

21.05.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

IDEA arts + society

20.05.2008 | Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Sensburger Allee 25, 14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Object and Disintegration: A Performance in Trialogue Form, 2007–2008

18.05.2010 | Arsenal Cinema, Potsdamer Strasse 2, D-10785 Berlin

monologue

17.05.2008 | Le Corbusier Unité d’Habitation, Typ Berlin, Foyer, Flatowallee 16, 14055 Berlin-Charlottenburg

On the displays of light, inside and outside—there might be no victory over the sun. Unité d’Habitation (Type Berlin)

16.05.2008 | Babette Bar, Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin

Concert by Nikakoi

15.05.2008 | Spiegelsaal in Clärchens Ballhaus, Auguststrasse 24, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

A Night of Psicomagia

14.05.2008 | Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur, Friedrichstraße 176-179, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


Gesture in soviet films

13.05.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement

09.05.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Trembling Bodies

09.05.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Kommandantenstrasse / Neue Grünstrasse, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

WAR_SAW

09.05.2008 | Universität der Künste Berlin, Raum 110, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Cop Talk

08.05.2008 | Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten

loud and soft—Ursula Block opens the archive of gelbe MUSIK

07.05.2008 | Hotel Park Inn, 37th floor, Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

A long television evening

06.05.2008 | Werkbundarchiv — Museum der Dinge, Oranienstrasse 25, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

The Night of Things—theoretical and practical approaches

04.05.2008 | Zeiss-Grossplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

The Cosmonaut of the Erotic Future: A Brief History of Levitation from St. Joseph to Yuri Gagarin

02.05.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

X-Event 1

30.04.2008 | Babylon: Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

On the Silver Globe

30.04.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstraße 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schinkel Pavillon opening: Ettore Sottsass curated by Lili Reynaud-Dewar

29.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Hypnagogia

27.04.2008 | HAU 2, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Make Me Stop Smoking—a presentation of ideas under study

26.04.2008 | Mime Centrum Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 73, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg


Specimen 0843 (SportsTrax)

25.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Jacques Lacan: Télévision

24.04.2008 | Arsenal Cinema, Potsdamer Strasse 2, D-10785 Berlin

Before and After: Sergei Eisenstein and Kira Muratova

23.04.2008 | Kaiserin-Friedrich-Hörsaal, Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Robert-Koch-Platz 7, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

What robots can tell us about humans

22.04.2008 | Arsenal Cinema, Potsdamer Strasse 2, D-10785 Berlin

Films from the archive of the Balázs Béla Studio (BBS), Budapest

20.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Dreaming three times

19.04.2008 | Kaiserin-Friedrich-Hörsaal, Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Robert-Koch-Platz 7, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

Out-of-body, Out-of-time: Brain mechanisms of embodiment

18.04.2008 | Bektaş Car Repair Shop, Schleusenufer 4A, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

The Automobile

17.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte


Dustination

15.04.2008 | Meeting point: Badstrasse, Corner Hochstrasse, diagonally opposite to Gesundbrunnencenter, 13357 Berlin-Wedding

150 years of Berlin Underground

16.04.2008 | City-Primary School, Berlin Mitte, Sebastianstrasse 57, 10179 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra

13.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

B is a picture

12.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

9 Easy Steps to Organise a Complaints Choir

11.04.2008 | 7. Produzentengalerie, Schaperstrasse 19, 10719 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

The 7th Produzentengalerie lives: for one night only …

10.04.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schinkel Pavillon opening: Pushwagner

09.04.2008 | Alexa Shopping Center, Alexanderplatz, Grunerstrasse 20, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Bag Lady

08.04.2008 | Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Strasse 50, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

Modernism and its discontents: The Croatian avant-garde of the 1950s

06.04.2008 | KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Another Perfect Day

06.04.2008 | Arsenal Cinema, Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

The Feature

05.04.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Kommandantenstrasse / Neue Grünstrasse, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Crazy Horse

20.03.2008 | Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schinkel Pavillon opening: La Lampe dans l’Horloge — Janette Laverrière

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