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Political/Minimal at Kunst Werke, Berlin

Posted on | December 6, 2008 by imam | No Comments

xurban_collective is participating to a group show called ‘Political/Minimal’ at Kunst Werke, Berlin. In addition to the installation, we produced a poster/brochure to be circulated freely during the course of the exhibition. To download, click: The Containment Contained, 2003-2007

Dates: November 30, 2008 – January 25, 2009

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.
ADEL ABDESSEMED
FRANCIS ALYS
MONICA BONVICINI
TOM BURR
ANNABEL DAOU
EDITH DEKYNDT
FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
HANS HAACKE
MONA HATOUM
DAMIEN HIRST
ALFREDO JAAR
DEREK JARMAN
TERENCE KOH
KITTY KRAUS
KLARA LIDEN
TERESA MARGOLLES
KRIS MARTIN
COREY MCCORKLE
HELEN MIRRA
MUCHEN & SHAO YINONG
SARAH ORTMEYER
SETH PRICE
GREGOR SCHNEIDER
TINO SEHGAL
SANTIAGO SIERRA
TARYN SIMON
ROSEMARIE TROCKEL
XURBAN_COLLECTIVE
AARON YOUNG

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach

Accompanying to the exhibition, a catalogue will be published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, containing texts by Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Archer, and Jenny Schlenzka (ed. by Klaus Biesenbach, German/English, 23 x 23 cm, 145 pages, 44 color ills., 28 b/w ills., 29 Euro, ISBN: 978-3-941185-07-4).

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
D-10117 Berlin
www.kw-berlin.de   www.berlinbiennale.de

Weitere Informationen / Further information:
Denhart v. Harling . T +49. 30. 243459. 42 . presse@kw-berlin.de

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