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Almech

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© Courtesy of Deutsche Guggenheim
Almech
Curated by: Nat Trotman

Unter den Linden 13/15
10117 Berlin
Germany
October 28th, 2011 - January 16th, 2012
Opening: October 28th, 2011 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mitte
EMAIL:  
db.kunsthalle@db.com
PHONE:  
+49 - (0)30 - 20 20 93-0
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Sun 10am-8pm
TAGS:  
installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Since the mid-1990s Paweł Althamer has developed a singularly collaborative mode of artmaking, undertaking projects with homeless communities, groups of schoolchildren, fellow residents of his Warsaw housing block, and other artists, to name just a few. These endeavors have generated distinct bodies of artwork as well as diverse and unique social experiences for his collaborators and audiences alike. For his upcoming Deutsche Guggenheim commission, Althamer will develop an "exhibition in progress" linking the museum with Almech, a plastics-manufacturing company run by the artist´s father on the outskirts of Warsaw. Converting the gallery space into a site of production, the installation will encompass both the creation and presentation of a new series of sculptures, made by Almech´s workers and portraying Deutsche Bank employees as well as visitors to the exhibition. In typical fashion, Althamer´s project will highlight otherwise invisible forms of labor while integrating the various social strata at play within a bank, factory, and museum.