8th Berlin Biennale For Contemporary Art
29.5. – 3.8.2014
Curated by Juan A. Gaitán

 

 

The 8th Berlin Biennale 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. The exhibition is on view from May 29 until August 3, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Juan A. Gaitán, curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, and his Artistic Team

 

Juan A. Gaitán has invited the following persons to collaborate with him as core members and advisors in his Artistic Team:

 

Tarek Atoui

Natasha Ginwala

Catalina Lozano

Mariana Munguía

Olaf Nicolai

Danh Vo

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Zak Group

 

 

 

Juan A. Gaitán in the catalogue of the 8th Berlin Biennale

Throughout the process of constructing the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, I have wanted to keep the curatorial approach to Berlin on a tentative level, watching and listening to what goes on in the city before proceeding to confirm (or disconfirm) my suspicions. Over [...]More >

Events of the 8th Berlin Biennale

Machines for living. Flamenco and architecture in the occupation and clearance of space

Pedro G. Romero with María García Ruíz, Tomás de Perrate, and Amador Gabarri Lecture,... More >
Machines for living. Flamenco and architecture in the occupation and clearance of space

Wake: Berlin

Maria Thereza Alves Lecture, with an introduction by Catalina Lozano, in English More >
Wake: Berlin

Christian Palestinian Archive

Dor Guez Lecture, introduced by Juan A. Gaitán, in English More >
Christian Palestinian Archive

Dinner-Lecture Synesthetic Banquet: Vesuvian Horizon

For this installment of Beltrán’s series Synesthetic Banquet the artist will prepare a variety... More >
Dinner-Lecture Synesthetic Banquet: Vesuvian Horizon

Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Not Only Matter: Human Remains in Unrest

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc in collaboration with Lotte Arndt and Catalina Lozano Panel discussion in... More >
Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Not Only Matter: Human Remains in Unrest

Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen (Asta Upset)

, 2014 Screening and discussion with director Max Linz introduced by Juan A.... More >
Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen (Asta Upset)

The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Jörg Schmalfuß and Natasha Ginwala Guided tour in German (with English translation) More >
The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Dismember, disposses. Objects and objectification

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc in collaboration with Lotte Arndt and Catalina Lozano Panel discussion in... More >
Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Dismember, disposses. Objects and objectification

Excursus und Never Say in Private What You (Won’t) Say in Public

Books launch in English Juan Gaitán, Mariana Munguía and Carlos Amorales More >

The Absent Stone and Ixiptla

The Absent Stone, 2013 Documentary film by Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner. Mexico–USA. 80... More >
The Absent Stone and Ixiptla

The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Walter Lack and Natasha Ginwala Guided tour in English More >
The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Channels through the Institution – Undermining the colonial legacy of museums and expositions

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc in collaboration with Lotte Arndt and Catalina Lozano Panel discussion in... More >
Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): Channels through the Institution – Undermining the colonial legacy of museums and expositions

Look. Look away. Look back.

Judy Radul Talk with Juan A. Gaitán in English More >
Look. Look away. Look back.

Ina Puri, The Necessary May Speak: Exploring the Aesthetics of Ganesh Haloi

Ina Puri The Necessary May Speak: Exploring the Aesthetics of Ganesh Haloi Lecture, moderated... More >
Ina Puri, The Necessary May Speak: Exploring the Aesthetics of Ganesh Haloi

The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Jörg Schmalfuß and Natasha Ginwala Guided tour in German (with English translation) More >
The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): On Entomophilia: Bugs, bees, and registers

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc in collaboration with Lotte Arndt and Catalina Lozano Panel discussion in... More >
Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels): On Entomophilia: Bugs, bees, and registers

Robinson in Ruins

, 2010 Film screening introduced by Catalina Lozano, in English Directed by... More >
Robinson in Ruins

Forthcoming, Second edition

Jalal Toufic Book launch and lecture, in English More >
Forthcoming, Second edition

“Affiches” and “Fontaines”

Saâdane Afif and Olivier Vandervliet / Triangle Books Book launch in English More >
“Affiches” and “Fontaines”

Dahlem Sessions, Discursive event

Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen... More >
Dahlem Sessions, Discursive event

The perspective of perspective: A world mediated by a faulty image of the world

Julieta Aranda in collaboration with Tisha Mukarji Composition for timpani, synthesized voices, string, and... More >
The perspective of perspective: A world mediated by a faulty image of the world

Dahlem Sessions

Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen... More >
Dahlem Sessions

Le Quintuor des Nègres, encore

Carla Zaccagnini in collaboration with Theodor Köhler, Ayara Hernández Holz & Felix Marchand Ballet... More >
Le Quintuor des Nègres, encore

A Grave in the Wind – The Story of Farm No. 417 I.R.

Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) Michelle Monareng in conversation with Gabi Ngcobo, in English More >

Dahlem Sessions

Tarek Atoui in collaboration with Uriel Barthélémi, Jim Black, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen... More >
Dahlem Sessions

Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy

Goshka Macuga, script in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete Play in English More >
Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy

theTomorrow / Domino Conversation

theTomorrow (Lorenza Baroncelli, Stefano Boeri, Maddalena Bregani, Marco Ferrari, Tommaso Sacchi, Pier Paolo Tamburelli)... More >

Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy

Goshka Macuga, script in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete Play in English More >
Preparatory Notes for a Chicago Comedy

Parade

by visual artist Shahryar Nashat is a cinematic adaption from choreography by Adam... More >
Parade

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