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18/5 - 24/11: ART

Anish Kapoor Symphony for a Beloved Sun


Kapoor does not fit into any ready-made category. It is typical of him that each newly created work redefines the relationship between painting, sculpture, and architecture. What is characteristic of Kapoor’s work is his unlimited ability to constantly reinvent the language of art, both in its monumental and in its intimate dimensions, and the many dualities which come to light in his search for aesthetic effects both in perfection and in chaos. His creations are made of natural and artificial materials. They serve Kapoor’s endlessly inventive and suggestive pursuit of abstract metaphor.

7/12/12 - 17/10/13: PHOTOGRAPHY

Helmut Newton World Without Men


Fashion photography was always the most important genre in Helmut Newton's work. Long before he filled his own first books by international publishing houses with his fashion images, he worked on commission for top magazines and fashion houses. Newton published quite a few of these photographs in 1984 in his fourth book - programmatically titled "World Without Men." The book includes statements and commentaries by Newton alongside many of the iconic photographs that he took in Paris, Saint Tropez, Los Angeles, Milan, Berlin, and London from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. For the first time, the legendary photo book will be transformed into an exhibition and presented in its entirety. At the Helmut Newton Foundation.

5/7 - 31/8: ART

Kraftwerk 3D Video Installation


For their first solo at Sprüth Magers in Berlin, the legendary electro granddaddies show eight looped videos from 1974-2003. From The Man-Machine to Tour de France, the videos reveal, beat by beat, how band co-founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider revolutionized electronic music deep from their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf (which was next door to the atelier of Gerhard Richter). Unlike your typical red cyan 3D frames, the 3D glasses are presented in two shades of grey. Here, you can see how they redefined a post-WWII German aesthetic, one ‘motorik’ 4/4 segment to the next. The band is gussied up in identical red and black outfits, investigating the relation between man and machine with synths and a pocket calculator.

5/7 - 15/9: ART

Social Fabric Textile Industry Globalization


In the exhibition "Social Fabric" the curators and artists explore how raw materials (cotton), goods (textiles), structures (patterns for clothing), and production and manufacturing techniques with cotton were and still are transferred from India to Europe. The exhibition looks at strategies of exploitation and appropriation, and also of inclusion and exclusion at the centres and the periphery. This exhibition takes the example of cotton and the textiles industry in India and Europe to show how globalization works, with a programme of films, historical material from archives, and contemporary documents in image, text, and sound. At ifa.

22/6 - 22/9: ART

Søren Kierkegaard Entweder / Oder


Kierkegaard challenges existential questions such as love and death but also the choice between and rationalism. His motto is: "Do it or don‘t do it, you will regret it either way." In the light of 21st century multitudinous options and fragmented perceptions these thoughts resonate more than the philosopher could have anticipated. The show is part of the international Kierkegaard year and is developed in close collaboration with the festival "200 years of Søren Kierkegaard" taking place in Denmark and abroad as well as with Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen, where the exhibition will be shown from 16 March to 19 May, 2013. A catalogue in German and Danish, edited by Katja Blomberg, will be published with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. At Haus am Waldsee.

21/6 - 30/9: PHOTOGRAPHY

Tobias Zielony “Jenny Jenny”


Artist Tobias Zielony (b. 1973 Wuppertal), who lives in Berlin, is one of the most talked-about German photographers of his generation. In a major one-man show, the Berlinische Galerie will be the first venue to exhibit his latest project “Jenny Jenny” (2011-2013), which includes two photo-animations. Also on show will be the series “Trona” (2008), which Berlin’s museum of modern art was fortunate to acquire for its Photography Collection.

21/6 - 30/9: ART

Henning Bohl Selected Works


Works by Henning Bohl rarely stand alone. They are usually clustered around a common theme to create arrangements. Literary snippets and extracts from artistic biographies are so inextricably combined with stylistic quotes and cited motifs that they are hard to disentangle. To this inexhaustible reservoir of existing forms Henning Bohl adds that minimal touch of his own, generating new, surprising elements and consciously defying any overhasty decoding or clear-cut attributions. The paintings, collages and staged objects in this exhibition were made between 2003 and 2006. They constitute a body of work that has been held in the Berlinische Galerie collection since 2011 and is now being shown for the first time in this form, conceived together with the artist.

14/6 - 16/9: ART

Horst Antes Kopffüssler


Horst Antes is one of the most internationally significant figurative artists of recent decades. Like few other German artists he has contributed to the global artistic debate. He has been represented at the Documenta in Kassel on three occasions. He has also exhibited at the Biennales in Venice and Sao Paolo. His works have also been seen in all the major European, American and Japanese museums and collections. The exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau will focus on his painting work, covering all his creative phases over a period of five decades – from casual beginnings circa 1958 to the spectacularly large and austere in-house images of the last phase. The show in the Martin-Gropius-Bau will be the first major one-man exhibition of the paintings in nearly two decades.

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