Berlin Biennale – The Present in Drag

The 9th. Berlin Biennale for contemporary art ends on September 18th. The show was curated by New Yorkers Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro, together they are the DIS  collective.

The future feels like the past: familiar, predictable, immutable—leaving the present with the uncertainties of the future.
It is the present that is unknowable, unpredictable, and incomprehensible—forged by a persistent commitment to a set of fictions. There is nothing particularly realistic about the world today in which investing in fiction is more profitable than betting on reality.

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It is this genre shift from sci-fi to fantasy that makes it inspiring, open, up for grabs. The artists of the Biennale are energized by this uncertainty. anyone can begin to build an alternative present, reconfigure failed narratives, decipher meaning from continual flux.

Swedish artist  Anna Uddenberg (*1982) examines class- and gender stereotypes, her sculptures, exhibited at Akademie der Künste, are amongst the highlights of the Biennale.

Anna Uddenberg Transit Mode – Adventure

 Jon Rafman ‘s sculptures are also very special.

Jon Rafman – L’ Avalée des avalés (The Swallower Swallowed)

The Present in Drag

 

Ausstellungsorte:

Akademie der Künste. Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11–19 hr, Thu 11–21 hr

KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11–19 hr, Thu 11–21 hr

ESMT European School of Management and Technology. Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11–19 hr, Thu 11–21 hr

The Feuerle Collection. Hallesches Ufer 70, 10963 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11–19 hr, Thu 11–21 hr