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Exhibition Detail
On Rage: Exhibition
Curated by: Valerie Smith
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin
Germany


March 13th, 2010 - May 9th, 2010
Opening: 
March 13th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Bodies of Society, Klara LidenKlara Liden, Bodies of Society,
2006, Video Still, 3 min.
© Courtesy of the artist and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NYC
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Eight artistic statements protesting intolerable conditions, ranging from the "dead" classroom by the extraordinary Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor to Jimmie Durham's unmasking of America’s founding myth in “Building a Nation, to Regina Jose Galindo’s opening performance: her own gold teeth become the metaphor not only for the exploitation of Latin America, but also call forth associations of the brutality of the "Third Reich". The works take on today’s global reality – not by reflecting or reproducing it, but by distilling its essence. Thus, Michael Rakowitz, son of Iraqi-Jewish immigrants to the U.S., creates from Arab packaging materials a replica of the Ishtar Gate, which in present-day Iraq has turned into a tourist attraction for American soldiers. A papier-mâché copy of a copy, since the “real” Ishtar Gate has been located in Berlin since 1930. The work is one of four commissioned works created especially for this exhibition.

During the Gallery Weekend on 29.4. and 1.5.: Talks and performances with Jimmie Durham, Mick Taussig, Klara Lidén, Andrew Nelson and Discoteca Flaming Star.


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