- Berlin. Taking place from June 9 to September 9, 2018, the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art presents contemporary art under this year's title "We don’t need another hero", bringing togehter the most influential current positions of artists, theorists, and practitioners in Berlin – once more with BMW as corporate partner.
Curated by Gabi Ngcobo and a curational team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba, the 10th Berlin Biennale is understood as a conversation between artists and contributors. In the upcoming months, the international artists are invited to participate in the discourse, exhibiting at various exhibition venues: Besides KW Institute for Contemporary Art, this year’s art works will also be displayed at Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg), Volksbühne Pavilion and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. In cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, two performances will take place at HAU2.
Starting from the position of Europe, Germany, and Berlin as a city in dialogue with the world, the 10th Berlin Biennale confronts the current widespread states of collective psychosis. By referencing Tina Turner’s song from 1985, “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, Gabi Ngcobo and the curatorial team draw from a moment directly preceding major geopolitical shifts that brought about regime changes and new historical figures.
Together with the Allianz Cultural Foundation, Goethe-Institut e. V., and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), BMW supports the Curators Workshop – this year under the title BBX Crit Sessions – for the seventh time. After a number of successful workshops, all thematically held in relation to the 4th to 9th edition of the Berlin Biennale, this year’s workshop will take place from August 31 to September 9, putting the 10th Biennale itself in the centre: As proposed by the workshop directors Antonia Majaca and Sohrab Mohebbi, it takes as its primary subject matter the parameters, resources, and tools offered by the Berlin Biennale itself. The ten-day workshop aims to exchange ideas, discuss curatorial issues and practices as well as to strengthen the initiative of young curators worldwide.
Since its inception in 1998, the Berlin Biennale has become one of the most important events of contemporary art. It is shaped by the different concepts of curators appointed to enter into a dialogue with the city of Berlin, its public, with the people interested in arts as well as with the artists.
Besides the Berlin Biennale, the list of long-term commitments to the arts in Germany’s capital city includes the art berlin, the Gallery Weekend Berlin, the Preis der Nationalgalerie, the associated Förderpreis für Filmkunst and the Deutscher Filmpreis. Beyond the extensive commitment to the arts, BMW cooperates with Staatsoper Unter den Linden and invites this year again to the long-standing open-air format “State Opera for All”.
For further information about the 10th Berlin Biennale, please refer to: http://www.berlinbiennale.de
Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstraße 27, 10551 Berlin-Moabit
Wed–Mon 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM, Thu 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2):
Exhibition from June 9. –10. and June 13. –16. 2018, 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Performances on June 15. and 16., 08:00 PM (additional ticket necessary)
All venues are closed on Tuesdays.
Additional closure days Volksbühne Pavilion: 20.6, 4.7., 18.7., 8.8., 22.8., and 5.9.2018