From June 11 to August 8, 2010, the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art will bring together numerous contemporary artistic positions at several locations in Berlin, amongst them, for the first time, a central venue in Kreuzberg.
The biennial will be contextualized by an exhibition with works by Adolph Menzel (1815-1905), curated – at the invitation of Kathrin Rhomberg – by the American art historian Michael Fried in cooperation with the Alte Nationalgalerie/Old National Gallery and the Kupferstichkabinett/Museum of Prints and Drawings of the National Museums in Berlin. As for previous editions of the Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art located at Auguststrasse in Berlin, will again be one of the exhibition venues. A final list of venues will be announced at the opening of the 6th Berlin Biennale.
Michael Schmidt’s (born 1945 in Berlin) photographic works from the series Frauen (1997-99) – literally translated women – are the first artistic contribution to the biennial and they will accompany the biennial both in the public realm and the media throughout its duration. Prelude to the 6th Berlin Biennale is the project Artists Beyond, funded with support by the European Commission, which engages artists into a dialogue with the local public of the places where they live and work. Special events will be organized to open up the process under which the artworks are currently being created for the 6th Berlin Biennale to the respective local public.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin
Oranienplatz 17, 10999 Berlin
Alte Nationalgalerie/Old National Gallery, Bodestr. 1-3, 10178 Berlin
and other venues, which will be announced at the press conference
The Berlin Biennale is organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
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6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art