They Call Me The Believer

By Habib William Kherbek


Michael Stevenson’s retrospective at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, traces a 35 year practice exploring the intricacies of storytelling and truth in popular culture, media and technology. In this piece, Habib William Kherbek explores how Stevenson’s practice calls into question the infrastructures of knowledge formation in a sprawling, fragmented exhibition from inside the belly of a whale. 


On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice

Panel discussion in Berlin

On 2 October 2021, Contemporary HUM continues its series of panel discussions, this time focusing on Aotearoa’s large artist contingent in Berlin, and throughout Europe. 

This conversation will explore the idea of ‘civicness’ and how it is tied to social responsibility within a global community, taken from the perspective of three artists from Aotearoa who are actively taking part in public life through their practice. What does collective work or cooperation with others allow in contrast to an individual practice, and is authorship important in a collaborative project? What does a site-specific response look like when working in situ within vastly different contexts, from art institutions and public theatres to the NFT market? Is there a relation to be traced between civicness and social change and what tools can be used when attempting to rethink power relations? 

Guest speakers include Glasgow-based Cat Auburn; Berlin-based Ruth Buchanan; and Warsaw-based Daniel Malone. HUM’s Editor Pauline Autet will be moderating. 


Directions in Art Publishing during Covid-19

By Freya Copeland


Reflecting on the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world of independent book publishing, artist, curator and co-founder of Berlin-based Replika Publishing, Freya Copeland writes on the history of artists’ books and the role of independent publishing. She considers the lessons the industry can learn after a year and a half without art book fairs—usually an essential opportunity for publishers to meet collaborators, distributors and other publishers, and how the world of art book publishing might evolve going forward. 


Simon Denny at Studio Berlin

04 September 2020 —
29 August 2021

Berghain, Berlin, Germany


Michael Stevenson, Disproof Does Not Equal Disbelief

03 July —
19 September 2021

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany


Annea Lockwood at the Heroines of Sound Festival

8.00PM — 10.00PM
03 July 2021

Berlin, Germany


'Politics of Sharing – On Collective Wisdom'

31 May —
02 October 2016


Replika - launch

01 June —
30 June 2016

Berlin, Germany


New publication, edited by André Hemer

08 December —
09 December 2016

Naives and Visionaries, Berlin, Germany.


Will Gresson: without appeal launch

25 February —
14 March 2017

Echo Buecher, Berlin & The Montague Arms, London


Rohan Wealleans performance at FunQRoc

10.00AM — 2.00PM
16 April 2017

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany


Alexa Wilson: The Resistant Body

17 July —
21 July 2017

Ponderosa, near Berlin, Germany, NYC & New Zealand


Richard Frater's project for compound

13 September —
17 September 2017

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany


Zac Langdon-Pole in emic etic

26 February —
31 March 2018

Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany.


Samin Son performs in Berlin

8.00PM — 10.00PM
17 March 2018

Asian Film Berlin, Lichtblick-Kino, Germany


Richard Frater: Common Birds

29 March —
12 May 2018

Oracle, Berlin, Germany.


Performance by Alexa Wilson at Vulva Club #19 - WORK

11.00AM — 1.00PM
01 May 2018

Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany


Sam Rountree-Williams: L&Z Elements

04 May —
29 May 2018

May & Kuhn, Berlin, Germany


Luke Willis Thompson at the Berlin Biennale

09 June —
09 September 2018

10th Berlin Biennale, Akademie der Künste & KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.


Performance by Alexa Wilson

10.00AM — 2.00PM
06 June 2018

Konig Otto, Berlin, Germany


Screening: Joanna Margaret Paul 'Through a Different Lens'

28 February —
22 July 2018

Various dates, Various venues


Max Gimblett and Judy Millar: Edges of Darkness

05 September —
25 October 2018

Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany.


Proof of Work, curated by Simon Denny

08 September —
21 December 2018

Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin, Germany.


Ruth Buchanan in Touch

29 September —
18 November 2018

Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.


Biljana Popovic in residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin

01 October 2018 —
01 October 2019

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.


Fiona Connor #1

20 October —
24 November 2018

Salon Stuttgart, Berlin, Germany


Oscar Enberg: The first cuck

17 January —
10 February 2019

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.


Artist collective without appeal co-presents Pure Affect

7.30PM — 9.30PM
23 January 2019

Atelier Äuglein, Oppelner Straße 12, Berlin, Germany.


Richard Frater at Galerie Barbara Weiss

26 January —
09 March 2019

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany.


Oscar Enberg: Death of a Housewife

26 April —
08 June 2019

Stadium, Berlin, Germany.