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KW Institute for Contemporary Art announces 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Submitted by on January 16, 2014 – 10:37 am

KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art on 29 May–3 August 2014.

Andreas Angelidakis, Study for Crash Pad, 2013.

Andreas Angelidakis, Study for Crash Pad, 2013.

The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art takes place at Haus am Waldsee and Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Dahlem Museums – National Museums in Berlin). Thus for its 8th edition, the Berlin Biennale is collaborating with spaces already dedicated to art and to culture, establishing a refreshing cartography of the city, which will take us to parts of town unexplored by previous editions of the Berlin Biennale.

Both Haus am Waldsee and Museen Dahlem are extremely important landmarks in the city’s cultural composition of the mid- to late 20th century; Museen Dahlem for having hosted the collections of art of West Berlin and now the house of three museums (Ethnologisches Museum, Museum für Asiatische Kunst and Museum Europäischer Kulturen); and Haus am Waldsee for rising to prominence since 1946 as one of the main venues for contemporary art. Since the 1990s, however, there has been a concentration of culture in Berlin-Mitte, a gradual but significant shift in the city’s composition. It is very exciting for us to be able to collaborate with these two essential institutions, and imperative for the Berlin Biennale, in 2014, to show that the city has a broader cartography than usually imagined, if not engaged with.

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

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

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