8th Berlin Biennale Programme June 27 until July 7, 2014

8th Berlin Biennale Programme June 27 until July 7, 2014

Video stills from 'Dialogues' videos, Lidia Rossner, 2014, Courtesy: Berlin Biennale

Program from June 27 until July 7, 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014
6–8 pm
Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR)
Washing the Shovels

Crash Pad c/o KW Institute for Contemporary Art,
Auguststraße 69,
10117 Berlin
Screening and discussion, moderated by Catalina Lozano, in English
• Free entrance, limited capacity

The Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) presents Donna Kukama’s video work The Swing (after after Fragonard) (2009), a documentation of her site specific intervention which took place in Johannesburg, and of the film Wie Sien Ons (who sees us?) produced by the CHR as a revisit of the intervention. More

Saturday 28 June 2014
2.30–5 pm
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc in collaboration with Lotte Arndt and Catalina Lozano
Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect (series of 4 panels):
Channels through the Institution – Undermining the colonial legacy of museums and expositions

Panel discussion in English

With Guillaume Désanges & Michel François, Yvette Mutumba, and Nadine Siegert & Sam Hopkins, moderated by Nora Sternfeld

Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30, 14163 Berlin • Free entrance

For Crawling Doubles. Colonial Collecting and Affect, the series of discursive events in the framework of Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s contribution to the 8th Berlin Biennale, the guests discuss strategies for the dismantling of Eurocentric and colonial collections and displays. More

Friday 4 July 2014
12.45–3.45 pm
Walter Lack and Natasha Ginwala
The Citizen of the World – A segment of “Double Lives”

Guided tour in English

Botanisches Museum and Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Meeting point entrance of Botanisches Museum, Königin-Luise-Straße 6–8, 14195 Berlin
• Fee 8 € (in addition of 8th Berlin Biennale ticket), please register at ca@berlinbiennale.de

The Humboldt scholar Walter Lack, from the Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, introduces Alexander von Humboldt’s rare plant specimens and manuscript collections in the framework of the research project Double Lives, conceived by Juan A. Gaitán’s artistic team member Natasha Ginwala. The tour continues to Museen Dahlem to view the presentation of Double Lives within the 8th Berlin Biennale. More

Conference and 1st General Assembly of the International Biennial Association (IBA)

The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the public conference Why Biennial? Why Associate? on the occasion of the 1st General Assembly of the International Biennial Association.
With the format of an association, IBA aims to create a stronger professional alliance among biennials to actively engage in how biennials evolved in the global art world and how they respond to socio-political urgencies in the midst of contemporary challenges.

Date: July 11, 2014, 10 am –6 pm
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin


Video project Dialogues: Artist portraits online

Within the Master program Visual and Media Anthropology students of Freie Universität Berlin produced video portraits of participating artists and their contributions to the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Currently, . More videos will be available soon and will furthermore be presented at a public screening on July 15, 2014, at 8th Berlin Biennale’s Crash Pad c/o KW Institue for Contemporary Art.






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