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What is waiting out there
Curated by: Kathrin Rhomberg

Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin
Germany
June 11th, 2010 - August 8th, 2010
Opening: June 11th, 2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

 

The title of the exhibition “what is waiting out there” specifies the direction of its view: from within the art realm outward, at reality – a reality which simple explanatory models of the world no longer suffice to describe. Technological developments as well as global economic, political and social crises of the present have caused cracks in our reality, widened the gap between the world we talk about and the world that is really there. 

The works presented in the show reject the tendency – increasingly observable in art – to turn away from reality and toward art-immanent and formal problems. They counter this tendency by insisting on a stringent view of our present and its reality. 

With the selection of drawings and gouaches by the great nineteenth-century Realist Adolph Menzel, on display in the Alte Nationalgalerie|Old National Gallery, the contemporary works are juxtaposed with a historical approach intended to contextualize the direction of view taken by the 6th Berlin Biennale – outward, at what is waiting out there.

 

Exhibition Venues

 


KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
www.kw-berlin.de
U6 Oranienburger Tor
S1 / S2 / S25 Oranienburger Straße
S5 / S7 / S9 Hackescher Markt

Oranienplatz 17
D-10999 Berlin
U8 Moritzplatz
U8 Kottbusser Tor

Dresdener Straße 19

D-10999 Berlin
U8 Moritzplatz
U8 Kottbusser Tor


Kohlfurter Straße 1
D-10999 Berlin
U8 Moritzplatz
U8 Kottbusser Tor


Mehringdamm 28
D-10961 Berlin
U6 / U8 Mehringdamm 

Alte Nationalgalerie ⎮Old National Gallery
Bodestr. 1–3 (Museum Island)
D-10178 Berlin
S5 / S7 / S9 Hackescher Markt
S5 / S7 / S9 Friedrichstraße