3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art Print The 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art, which took place from 14th February to 18th April 2004, was centred around three different locations in Berlin: the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and for the first time the Martin-Gropius-Bau; the 3rd berlin biennial’s film programme was shown in the Kino Arsenal. The artists, cultural producers, film makers and authors who took part were selected by Ute Meta Bauer on the basis of the structural changes the city has experienced since the end of the East-West conflict. Berlin served as reference point for the presentation of a broad international spectrum of visual, urban, cinematic, performativ and sonic stagings. The five main themes – divided spatially within the exhibit and thus called “hubs” – on MIGRATION (Hito Steyerl), URBAN CONDITIONS (Jesko Fezer and Axel John Wieder), SONIC SCAPES (The Sonic Team), FASHIONS AND SCENES (Regina Mšller) and OTHER CINEMAS (Mark Nash), that were created to a large extent on site, were directly related to the exhibition’s location, Berlin. For the first time, an extensive film programme was shown three times a week at the Kino Arsenal at Potsdamer Platz. In addition to podium discussions in the KW – Institute for Contemporary Art there were numerous cooperative events with other cultural institutes in Berlin, like the Heinrich Bšll Stiftung, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, MaerzMusik, Berliner Festspiele and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. The official partnership with the Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek and the temporary radio project reboot.fm that transmitted a weekly radio programme on the 3rd berlin biennial were a further first. The finale of the 3rd berlin biennial was a three-day-long event, Performance Jam, with sound performances, concerts, readings and fashion shows on the last exhibition weekend from the 16th to 18th April, 2004. An exhibition catalogue of the 3rd berlin biennial with short texts on the various exhibits, a catalogue raisonné and short biographies has been published, in addition to a full-colour catalogue “complex berlin” with over 300 photographs of the artists’ work and ten new essays on Berlin. The 3rd berlin biennial registered around 60,000 visitors; the press catalogue, comprising over 800 reviews, reflects the intense international and national media interest in this artistic event.
Artists : a room of one’s own, Karin Mamma Andersson, atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa), Judith Barry, Walter van Beirendonck, Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén, Kaucyila Brooke, Fernando Bryce, Maria Bustnes, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Banu Cennetoğlu, Willie Doherty, Marcelo Expósito, fabrics interseason, Christine Fenzl, Samira Gloor-Fadel, Florian Hecker, Isaac Julien, Serge Kliaving, Erkki Kurenniemi, David Lamelas, Mark Lewis, MERZBOW Masami Akita, Ryuji Miyamoto, Regina Mšller, Piotr Nathan, Bert Neumann, Fanni Niemi-Junkola, Melik Ohanian, Ulrike Ottinger, Mathias Poledna, Aura Rosenberg, Constanze Ruhm, Bojan Sarčević, Dierk Schmidt, Nada Sebestyén, Thomas Struth, Akira Suzuki (workshop for architecture and urbanism), Mika Taanila, Sissel Tolaas, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Mika Vainio, Vangelis Vlahos, What’s the time in vyborg? A collaborative project initiated by Liisa Roberts, Stephen Willats, Rolf S. Wolkenstein and Christoph Dreher, Amelie von Wulffen, skylobby // Monica Bonvicini, Maria Eichhorn, Peter Friedl, Jürgen Böttcher, Heiner Carow, Richard Cohn-Vossen, Jean-Luc Godard, Gino Hahnemann, Gabriele Kachold-Stötzer, Helmut Kißling and Axel Otten, Dušan Makavejev, Angela Melitopoulos, Rosa von Praunheim, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Sibylle Schönemann, Wieland Speck, Michael Unger, Thomas Werner, Konrad Wolf, Anette von Zitzewitz and Christina Karstädt, želimir žilnik, Marius Babias, Boris Buden, Yvonne P. Doderer, Thomas Friedrich, Ulmann-Matthias Hakert, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Simon Sheik, Beate Bartel, Inga Busch, Sonja Eismann and Christiane Erharter, Hanin Elias, Catriona Shaw, Peter Glaser, Kerstin Grether and Max Freudenschuß, Russell Haswell, Khan, Kaffee Matthews, Monotekktoni, Avi Pitchon, Rhythm King and her friends with Brigitta Kuster and Renate Lorenz, Räuberhöhle, Nada Sebestyén, Marcus Steinweg, Megan Sullivan
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