Berlin

Writing

The Mind’s Eye

By Susanne Prinz

11.05.2022

On the occasion of Gill Gatfield’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, Susanne Prinz, Director of Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz in Berlin, Germany, reflects on the practice of the Aotearoa artist—from her use of ancient, salvaged materials to her work creating an audience-activated virtual reality experience, and the complex resonances of memory, reality and consciousness in her work. 

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A Sister in Spirit: Two Films of Merata Mita

6.00PM — 12.00AM
03 April 2022

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

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Yuki Kihara, Selina Tusitala Marsh, and Angela Tiatia in Paul Gauguin - Why Are You Angry?

26 March —
10 July 2022

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Project

Kunst Kopfüber / Art Upside Down

Partnership

The Goethe-Institut New Zealand and Contemporary HUM present a series of portraits about New Zealand artists who have found a new physical - and artistic - home in Germany. Kunst Kopfüber / Art Upside Down invites six international writers and curators to look at the practice of six contemporary artists from Aotearoa working across a variety of mediums, from video art to painting; large-scale installation to poetry. The written portraits about contemporary painter Sam Rountree Williams and poet Hinemoana Baker kick off this collaborative series.  

Writing

On Civicness and Participating in Public Life through Art Practice - Panel discussion transcript

By Cat Auburn, Daniel Malone, Pauline Autet, Ruth Buchanan

14.12.2021

For Contemporary HUM’s third panel in October 2021, On Civicness, we sat down with Cat Auburn, Ruth Buchanan, and Daniel Malone in Berlin to talk about their practices, recent projects and what “civicness” means to them as Aotearoa artists working abroad—spanning Polish experimental theatre, the memory functions of NFTs and the power relations of collecting institutions. Read the full transcript of the panel discussion here!

Writing

On Civicness and Participating in Public Life Through Art Practice - Artist Statements

14.12.2021

For Contemporary HUM’s third panel in October 2021, On Civicness, we invited Cat Auburn, Ruth Buchanan, and Daniel Malone in Berlin to talk about their practices, recent projects and what “civicness” means to them as Aotearoa artists working abroad. In Part One, the artists introduce their recent practice and consider their relationship to civicness, community and the public sphere through a chosen project. 

Calendar

Gill Gatfield, Alter Ego

27 November 2021 —
31 March 2022

Foyer Gallery - Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin, Germany

Writing

HUM travels to Berlin

By Contemporary HUM

05.10.2021

From 01 - 04 October 2021, the HUM team was in Berlin to host our third panel discussion On Civicness. While there, we took the opportunity to catch up with several New Zealand artists - Sam Rountree Williams, Joshua Rutter, Matthew Cowan, and Ben Cauchi - and learn about their current projects.

Project

HUM travels to Berlin

Studio visits

From 01 - 04 October 2021, the HUM team was in Berlin to host our third panel discussion, On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice. While there, we took the opportunity to catch up with several New Zealand artists and learn about their latest projects.

Writing

They Call Me The Believer

By Habib William Kherbek

21.09.2021

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. 

Project

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 explored 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 moderated the discussion.

Writing

Directions in Art Publishing during Covid-19

By Freya Copeland

10.09.2021

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. 

Calendar

Simon Denny at Studio Berlin

04 September 2020 —
29 August 2021

Berghain, Berlin, Germany

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Michael Stevenson, Disproof Does Not Equal Disbelief

03 July —
19 September 2021

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

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Annea Lockwood at the Heroines of Sound Festival

8.00PM — 10.00PM
03 July 2021

Berlin, Germany

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'Politics of Sharing – On Collective Wisdom'

31 May —
02 October 2016

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Replika - launch

01 June —
30 June 2016

Berlin, Germany

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New publication, edited by André Hemer

08 December —
09 December 2016

Naives and Visionaries, Berlin, Germany.

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Will Gresson: without appeal launch

25 February —
14 March 2017

Echo Buecher, Berlin & The Montague Arms, London

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Rohan Wealleans performance at FunQRoc

10.00AM — 2.00PM
16 April 2017

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

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Alexa Wilson: The Resistant Body

17 July —
21 July 2017

Ponderosa, near Berlin, Germany, NYC & New Zealand

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Richard Frater's project for compound

13 September —
17 September 2017

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

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Zac Langdon-Pole in emic etic

26 February —
31 March 2018

Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany.

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Samin Son performs in Berlin

8.00PM — 10.00PM
17 March 2018

Asian Film Berlin, Lichtblick-Kino, Germany

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Richard Frater: Common Birds

29 March —
12 May 2018

Oracle, Berlin, Germany.

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Performance by Alexa Wilson at Vulva Club #19 - WORK

11.00AM — 1.00PM
01 May 2018

Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany

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Sam Rountree Williams: L&Z Elements

04 May —
29 May 2018

May & Kuhn, Berlin, Germany

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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.

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Performance by Alexa Wilson

10.00AM — 2.00PM
06 June 2018

Konig Otto, Berlin, Germany

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Screening: Joanna Margaret Paul 'Through a Different Lens'

28 February —
22 July 2018

Various dates, Various venues