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Political/Minimal

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© KW Institute for Contemporary Arts
Political/Minimal
Curated by: Klaus Biesenbach

Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
Germany
November 30th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009
Opening: November 29th, 2008 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.kw-berlin.de
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mitte
EMAIL:  
info@kw-berlin.de
PHONE:  
+49 (0) 30. 24 34 59 0
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sun 12-7; Thurs 12-9
TAGS:  
geometric, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation

DESCRIPTION

The exhibition Political/Minimal presents art works from the past forty years that are minimal in form and political in content.

The works reference Minimalism and formally delineate themselves with it. They are characterized by two- or three-dimensional shapes such as circle, square, sphere, or cube. However, the focus of these works lies not on geometrical abstraction or pure aesthetics. On the contrary, ecological, social, economic, and ethical statements are their conceptual framework. The works' titles, materials, or context of production refer to larger narratives.

Political/Minimal finds its points of departure from the tension between the self-referential aesthetics of Minimalism and the often outspokenly critical nature of artistic practice.