4th Mediations Biennale Pozna?: When Nowhere Becomes Here

4th Mediations Biennale, Poznań, Poland
21 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

4th Mediations Biennale Pozna?: When Nowhere Becomes Here

Image: Julian Rosefeldt, Deep Gold, 2013, 1-channel film, b/w, sound, HD, 18 min 12 sec loop. Courtesy Mediations Biennale Poznań 

4th Mediations Biennale titled When Nowhere Becomes Here undertakes a challenge posed nowadays for art by the post-global reality. It aims to go deeper into areas placed between virtual images of our imaginations and making space for possibilities for their observation and analysis.

The three exhibitions in the main programme: Berlin Heist, Shifting Africa and The Limits of Globalisation, and a number of events in the accompanying programme of this year’s Mediations Biennale are not linked with each other apart from their location in Poznan. Multiculturalism, diversity, and even the variety of attitudes are a symptom of postglobal order. The simultaneity of everything decentralizes idea of value. At the same time, in 14 locations in the world there are exhibitions happening under a common umbrella term of post-global mediations. Each of those distant places for its residents is “here,” and for the stranger “nowhere.” Mediations Biennale is both an initiator and a participant in a dialogue. Towards the end of the 4th Mediations Biennale, during an international conference titled “Post-global Future” (25–27 October), all partners shall present different perspectives of upcoming, post-global future.



Berlin Heist—or the enduring fascination with walled cities

Curators: Shaheen Merali and Kerimcan Güleryüz
Curatorial assistance: Marta San Gregorio and Malgosia Wosinska

Artists: Artists Anonymous, Kader Attia, Marc Bijl, Thorsten Brinkmann, Nezaket Ekici, Azin Feizabadi, Thomas Florschuetz, Simon Fujiwara, Carla Guagliardi, Johannes Kahrs, Jonathan Meese, Leila Pazooki, Julian Rosefeldt, Enis Rotthoff, Esra Rotthoff, Christoph Schlingensief, Iris Schomaker, Lars Teichmann, Mathilde ter Heijne, Ming Wong, Michael Wutz, Thomas Zipp

Venue: National Museum and the Raczynski Library


Shifting Africa

Curator: Harro Schmidt
Co-curators: Raphael Chikukwa, National Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe / Serge Olivier Fokoua, RAVY-Festival Yaounde, Kamerun / Martin Baasch, Lagos Live Festival, Nigeria / Jelili O. Atiku, AFiRIperFOMA Festival Harare, Zimbabwe

Artists: Jude Anogwih / Nigeria, Jelili Atiku / Nigeria, Edson Chagas / Angola, Virginia Chihota / Zimbabwe, Jim Chuchu / Kenya, Julie Djikey / DR Congo, Em`kal Eyongakpa / Cameroon, Christian Etongo / Cameroon, Serge Olivier Fokoua / Cameroon, Sam Hopkins / Kenya, Hervé Yamguen / Cameroon, Portia Zvavahera / Zimbabwe, Rolf Bier / Germany, Wolf Böwig / Germany, Dennis Feser / Germany, Kristian von Hornsleth / Denmark, Norbert Meissner / Germany, Tom Otto / Germany, Peter Puype / Belgium, Claudia Wissmann / Germany

Venue: Gallery of Jesuits, ARTykwariat, Bazar Poznanski and public spaces


The Limits of Globalisation/Polish Art Tomorrow

Curator: S?awomir Sobczak
Co-curator: Katarzyna Kucharska

Artists: Ewa Axelrad, Micha? Ba?dyga, Izabela Chamczyk, Elvin Flamingo, Agelika Fojtuch, Nicolas Grospierre, Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Kornel Janczy, Ola Kozio?, Tomasz Kulka, Artur Malewski, Marcin Mierzicki, Liliana Piskorska, Micha? Szlaga, Katarzyna Szeszycka, Natalia Wi?niewska, Rafa? Cz?pi?ski, Urszula Pierego?czuk

Venue: ZAMEK Culture Centre


“Post-global Future” conference (25–27 October)

Convened by Saul Ostrow (MoMA PS1, New York), Peter Funken (Kunstforum), Tomasz Wendland (MONA Inner Spaces, Poznan)

Venue: Collegium Maius





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