Berlin Biennale

III. Berlin Biennale 2004

14 Feb - 18 Apr 2004

3th berlin biennial for contemporary art
14 February - 18 April 2004

The 3rd berlin biennial for contempory art is taking place from 14 February to 18 April 2004. Ute Meta Bauer, founding director of the Office For Contemporary Art in Oslo and Professor for Theory, Practice and Transfer of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and recently Co-Curator on Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta11 team, serves as Artistic Director for the 3rd berlin biennial.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin-Mitte, institutional partner of the berlin biennial since its beginning in 1998, will again provide exhibition space for the 3rd berlin biennial in 2004. With the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin-Kreuzberg a second, internationally established exhibition site is now for the first time being made available for the 3rd berlin biennial. 4500 qm exhibition space will be in use for the 3rd berlin biennial. The film programme of the 3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art comprising 30 cineastic works will be shown at Kino Arsenal near Potsdamer Platz.

With the first berlin biennial for contemporary art in 1998 a unique, international biennial for Germany was established. With the inauguration of the berlin biennial for contemporary art, the project occurring at regular intervals and based Berlin aims to react to developments in the city. Both the media response and the number of visitors to the first and second biennial, each with approx. 60,000 interested viewers from Germany and abroad, attest to the significance of the contemporary art event.

For the third edition of this young biennial - embedded in the context of the fundamental urban restructuring processes that has so shaped the city since the end of the east-west conflict - Berlin should serve as a general reference for the presentation of a broadly applied international artistic spectrum of visual art, architectural, cinematic, performative, sonic as well as spatial productions. Contributions by 50 international artists from different geografics, artistic projects and initiatives will be installed with regard to the specific discourses on site, in order to use the backdrop of these local structures and scenes to draw associations to overlaps and parallels in similar discourses elsewhere.

In conjunction with the 3rd berlin biennial cultural producers will create distinct spaces of information within the exhibition in cooperation with the artistic director, which examine the five central themes MIGRATION, URBAN CONDITIONS, SONIC SCAPES, FASHIONS AND SCENES and OTHER CINEMAS. One will move through these so-called ”hubs” and encounter information allowing one to differently ”read” the artistic contributions spatially grouped around the hubs. The term hub is used here to describe an act of transition from one context to another. The issues of the hubs will be processed on-site and refer to the restructuring and remodeling relevant to the urban constellation and perception of Berlin and will also include historical references.

PARTICIPANTS:

a room of one’s own
founded 2001 in vienna

karin mamma andersson
* 1962 in luleå, sweden, lives and works in stockholm

atelier d’architecture autogérée (aaa)
founded 2001 in paris

judith barry
* 1954 in columbus, ohio, usa, lives and works in new york

walter van beirendonck
* 1957 in brecht, belgium, lives and works in antwerp

ingrid book and carina hedén
ingrid book: * 1951 in malmo, sweden, lives and works in oslo
carina hedén: * 1948 in mora, sweden, lives and works in oslo

kaucyila brooke
* 1952 in oregon city, usa, lives and works in los angeles

fernando bryce
* 1965 in lima, lives and works in berlin and lima

maria bustnes
* 1976 in tromso, norway, lives and works in malmo, sweden

ergin çavusoglu
* 1968 in tirgoviste, bulgaria, lives and works in london

banu cennetoglu
*1970 in ankara, lives and works in amsterdam

willie doherty
* 1959 in derry, northern ireland, lives and works in derry

marcelo expósito
* 1966 in puertollano, spain, lives and works in barcelona

___fabrics interseason
founded 1998 in vienna
wally salner and johannes schweiger
wally salner: * 1971, lives and works in vienna
johannes schweiger: * 1973, lives and works in vienna

christine fenzl
* 1967 in munich, lives and works in berlin

samira gloor-fadel
* 1956 in beirut, lives and works in vevey, switzerland

florian hecker
* 1975 in augsburg, germany, lives and works in vienna

isaac julien
* 1960 in london, lives and works in london

serge kliaving
* 1960 in paris, lives and works in paris

erkki kurenniemi
* 1941 in hämeenlinna, finland, lives and workes in helsinki

david lamelas
* 1946 in buenos aires, lives and works in los angeles, brussels and berlin

mark lewis
* 1957 in hamilton, canada, lives and works in london

MERZBOW masami akita
* 1956 in tokyo, lives and works in tokyo

ryuji miyamoto
* 1947 in tokyo, lives and works in tokyo

regina möller
* in munich, lives and works in berlin and stockholm

piotr nathan
* 1956 in gdansk, poland, lives and works in berlin

bert neumann
* 1960 in magdeburg, germany, lives and works in berlin

fanni niemi-junkola
* 1962 in tampere, finland, lives and works in tampere

melik ohanian
* 1969 in lyon, france, lives and works in paris

ulrike ottinger
* 1942 in konstanz, germany, lives and works in berlin

mathias poledna
*1965 in vienna, lives and works in los angeles

aura rosenberg
* 1947 in new york, lives and works in new york and berlin

constanze ruhm
* 1965 in vienna, lives and works in vienna and berlin

bojan sarcevic
* 1974 in belgrad, lives and works in paris

dierk schmidt
* 1965 in unna, germany, lives and works in berlin

nada sebestyén
* 1968 in giessen, germany, lives and works in berlin

thomas struth
* 1954 in geldern, germany, lives and works in dusseldorf

akira suzuki (workshop for architecture and urbanism)
* 1953 in tokyo, lives and works in tokyo

mika taanila
* 1965 in helsinki, lives and works in helsinki

sissel tolaas
* 1959 in stavanger, norway, lives and works in berlin

nomeda and gediminas urbonas
nomeda urbonas: * 1966 in kaunas, lithuania, lives and works in vilnius, lithuania
gediminas urbonas: * 1968 in vilnius, lithuania, lives and works in vilnius

mika vainio
* 1963 in finland, lives and works in berlin

vangelis vlahos
* 1971 in athens, lives and works in athens

what's the time in vyborg?
a collaborative project initiated by liisa roberts, 2000

stephen willats
* 1943 in london, lives and works in london

rolf wolkenstein / christoph dreher
rolf wolkenstein: * 1958 in stuttgart, germany, lives and works in berlin
christoph dreher: * 1952 in nurenberg, germany, lives and works in berlin

amelie von wulffen
* 1966 in breitenbrunn, germany, lives and works in berlin

skylobby
proposals (selection) for the invited art competition for the federal chancellery, berlin, 2001-2002
monica bonvicini: * 1965 in venice, lives and works in berlin
maria eichhorn: * 1962 in bamberg, germany, lives and works in berlin
peter friedl: * 1960 in oberneukirchen, austria, lives and works in berlin


FILM-MAKERS

jürgen böttcher
*1931 in dresden, germany, lives and works in berlin

heiner carow
*1929 in rostock, germany, † 1997 in potsdam, germany

richard cohn-vossen
*1934 in zurich, switzerland, lives and works in hannover, germany

jesko fezer / axel john wieder
jesko fezer: *1971 in stuttgart, germany, lives and works in berlin
axel john wieder: *1970 in stuttgart, germany, lives and works in berlin

samira gloor-fadel
*1956 in beirut, lives and works in lausanne, switzerland

jean-luc godard
*1930 in paris, lives and works in geneva, switzerland

gino hahnemann
*1946, lives and works in berlin

isaac julien
* 1960 in london, lives and works in london

gabriele kachold-stötzer
*1953, lives and works in erfurt, germany and in the netherlands

helmut kißling / axel otten
helmut kißling: *1945 in lutherstadt, germany, lives and works in kiel, germany
axel otten: *1942 in berlin, lives and works in potsdam, germany

david lamelas
* 1946 in buenos aires, lives and works in los angeles, brussels and berlin

dusan makavejev
*1932, lives and works in france

angela melitopoulos
*1961 in munich, lives and works in cologne, germany

ulrike ottinger
* 1942 in konstanz, germany, lives and works in berlin

rosa von praunheim
*1942 in riga, lives and works in berlin

sohrab shahid saless
*1944 in teheran, † 1998 in washington d.c.

sibylle schönemann
*1953 in berlin, lives and works in berlin and hamburg, germany

wieland speck
* 1952, lives and works in berlin

hito steyerl
*1966 in munich, lives and works in berlin

mika taanila
* 1965 in helsinki, lives and works in helsinki

michael unger
*1946, lives and works in berlin

thomas werner
lives and works in berlin

konrad wolf
*1925 in hechingen, germany, † 1982 in berlin

zelimir zilnik
*1942 in nis, serbia and montenegro, lives and works in novi sad, serbia and montenegro

anette von zitzewitz / christina karstädt
anette von zitzewitz: *1949, lives and works in berlin
christina karstädt: *1963, lives and works in bologna, italy
 

Tags: Mamma Andersson, Judith Barry, Monica Bonvicini, Kaucyila Brooke, Fernando Bryce, Ergin Cavusoglu, Banu Cennetoglu, Willie Doherty, Maria Eichhorn, Okwui Enwezor, Marcelo Expósito, Peter Friedl, Jean-Luc Godard, Florian Hecker, Isaac Julien, David Lamelas, Mark Lewis, Angela Melitopoulos, Ryuji Miyamoto, Melik Ohanian, Ulrike Ottinger, Mathias Poledna, Aura Rosenberg, Constanze Ruhm, Bojan Sarcevic, Dierk Schmidt, Nada Sebestyen, Hito Steyerl, Thomas Struth, Vangelis Vlahos, Thomas Werner, Axel John Wieder, Stephen Willats, Amelie von Wulffen