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Festival of Future Nows 2017

14 - 17 Sep 2017

Festival of Future Nows 2017 → ∞
A cooperation of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the Institut für Raumexperimente e.V.
FESTIVAL OF FUTURE NOWS 2017 → ∞
14 - 17 September 2017

‘The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.’ (James A. Baldwin)

The second edition of the Festival of Future Nows is taking place during Berlin Art Week 2017 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. This year’s cooperation between the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Olafur Eliasson and his Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. – as with the festival’s first edition in 2014 – brings together different works by over 100 international artists.

Over a four-day period, a dense cloud of creative energy and spontaneity will erupt and break free like a Berlin punk-opera-weather-condition, passing by and hovering over Hamburger Bahnhof. The festival program invites a young and diverse crowd to engage with the unpredictable nature of performance, action, music, interventions, dance, experiments, movement and perception exercises. Spontaneous choreographies, musical disruptions and overlooked encounters invite various forms of audience participation happening at flash-mob-like speed. Individual projects take place in parallel or overlap. The deliberate abundance forces visitors to take a nonlinear route through the festival. The principle of ‘density and diversity’ is applied purposefully. The Festival of Future Nows 2017→ ∞ brings together an experimental and inspiring mix of emerging practitioners interspersed with some more renowned artists under the banner of ‘The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.’

From 2009 to 2014 Olafur Eliasson led the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), which was affiliated with the Berlin University of the Arts, together with Christina Werner and Eric Ellingsen. Working with the participants in the internationally highly regarded project, they experimented with new approaches to arts education and research. To mark the project’s end in autumn 2014, the institute created the Festival of Future Nows at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, just before the iconic building by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe closed for renovation. The second edition of the festival continues with a similar approach and is based on the broad artistic network around the Institut für Raumexperimente.

Choreographed by Sven Beckstette, Natalie Keppler, Christina Werner

Exhibiting Artists:

&ae, (NO), lives and works in Berlin
ACAD&C, Agency for Contemporary Artistic Discourse and Collaboration (Feben Amara,
Michael Gärtner, Norgard Kröger, Malin Kuth, Ingrid Kutz, Paula Mierzowksy, Andara Shastika
et.al.), Kassel
Aram Bartholl, *1972 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Malte Bartsch, *1984 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Rossella Biscotti, *1978 (I), lives and works in Rome & CuratorLab (Candace Goodrich,
Domna Gounari, Nikki Kane, Christine Langinaue, Joanna Warsza), Stockholm
Julius von Bismarck, *1983 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Ally Bisshop, *1976 (AU), lives and works in Berlin
Julian Breuer, *1988 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Kirstin Burckhardt, *1986 (ZA), lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin (with Gloria Höckner)
Lucas Buschfeld, *1983 (DE), lives and works in Cologne
CARE LESS (Norgard Kröger & Paula Mierzowsky with Karo Achilles, Michael Gärtner, Kerstin
Rupprecht, u.a.), since 2015, Kassel
Merlin Carter, (NZ), lives and works in Berlin
Julian Charrière, *1987 (CH), lives and works in Berlin
Display Distribute, thematic investigation, distribution service, exhibition space and sometimes
shop based in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Nico Dockx, *1974 (BE), lives and works in Antwerp
Sarah Doerfel, *1986 (DE), lives and works in Munich
Elise Eeraerts, *1986 (BE), lives and works in Antwerp
Leon Eixenberger, (DE), lives and works in Berlin and Munich
Olafur Eliasson, *1967 (DK), lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen & Günther Vogt,
*1957 (LI), lives and works in Zurich, Berlin, London
Eric Ellingsen, *1972 (US), lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri (with Miroslav Großer)
Tomás Espinosa, *1985 (CO), lives and works in Berlin & Artúr van Balen, *1983 (NL), lives
and works in Berlin
Jan Fiege, *1984 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Ivana Franke, *1973 (HR), lives and works in Berlin
Henok Getachew, *1984 (ET), lives and works in Berlin
Andreas Greiner, *1979 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Adrian Gutzelnig, *1989 (AT), lives and works in Berlin
Lutz Henke, *1981 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Friedrich Herz, *1986 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Elaine W. Ho, *1977 (USA), lives and works in Hong Kong and Peking
Markus Hoffmann, *1982 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Claire Tolan, *1986 (US), lives and
works in Berlin
Jeremias Holliger, *1985 (CH), lives and works in Berlin and Basel
Rike Horb, *1988 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Rafael Ibarra, *1986 (MX), lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City
Asako Iwama, *1975 (JPN), lives and works in Tokyo
Lou Jaworski, *1980 (PL), lives and works in Munich
Clara Jo, *1986 (USA), lives and works in Berlin and London
Anne Duk Hee Jordan, *1978 (KR), lives and works in Berlin
Mihret Kebede, *1975 (ET), lives and works in Addis Abeba and Vienna
Felix Kiessling, *1980 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Kitchen Studio Olafur Eliasson (Christine Bopp, Victoria Elíasdóttir, Lauren Maurer, Montse
Torredà Martí, Nora Wulf), Berlin
Fabian Knecht, *1980 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Hans-Henning Korb, *1988 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Nico Arauner, *1996 (DE), lives
and works in Berlin
Norgard Kröger, *1977 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Jeewi Lee, *1987 (KR), lives and works in Berlin
Robert Lippok, *1966 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Gabrielle Mainguy, *1983 (CA), lives and works in Berlin (with Ibrahim Albouzan, Alexine
Chanel, Merle Falk, Mathias Gormann, Eve Kolb, Isabel Kraft, Hoang Le, Christophe Linéré,
Nicolas Manenti, Anja Zumpe)
Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, *1971 (BR), lives and works in Berlin and Sao Paulo
Natasha Mendonca, *1978 (IN), lives and works in Mumbai
Yves Mettler, *1976 (CH), lives and works in Berlin
Jorge Miñano, *1987 (ES), lives and works in Berlin
Dominik Mohs, *1979 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Joris Camelin, *1976 (FR), lives and
works in Berlin
Timea Anita Ovarecz, *1975 (HU), lives and works in Berlin
Ece Pazarbaşi, (TR), lives and works in Berlin & Stephan Klee, (DE), lives and works in Berlin
(with Tue Greenfort, Klara Hobza, Robert Lippok, Montse Torredà Martí)
Sophia Pompéry, *1984 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Sarah Rechberger, *1983 (ATU), lives and works in Vienna
Vinzenz Reinecke, (DE), lives and works in Berlin (with Marius Presterud, James Coon,
Alexander Norton, Nathan Terry, Dayna Gross, Hamza Beg, Laila Zaidi Touis)
Jumana Ridha, *1993 (IQ), lives and works in Bagdad
Tiago Romagnani Silveira, *1983 (BR), lives and works in Berlin
Grażyna Roguski, *1983 (DE), lives and works in Berlin (with Josephine Findeisen & Johanna
Ackva)
Macarena Ruiz-Tagle, *1981 (CL), lives and works in Santiago de Chile and Berlin
Aykan Safoğlu, *1984 (TR), lives and works in Berlin
Rike Scheffler, *1985 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Rike Scheffler, *1985 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Mihret Kebede, *1975 (ET), lives and
works in Addis Abeba and Vienna & Jacob Kierkegaad, *1975 (DK), lives and works in Berlin
and Copenhagen
Nina Schuiki, *1983 (AT), lives and works in Berlin
SHIMURAbros [(Yuka, *1976 & Kentaro, *1979 (JPN)], live and work in Berlin and Tokyo
Matthias Sohr, *1980 (DE), lives and works in Lausanne
Diana Sprenger, *1981 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Euan Williams, *1987 (UK), lives and
works in Berlin
Veronika Spierenburg, *1981 (CH), lives and works in Zurich (with Henning Aßmann)
Dan Stockholm, *1982 (DK), lives and works in Aarhus and Copenhagen
Elisa Storelli, *1986 (CH), lives and works in Berlin
Erik Sturm, *1982 (DE), lives and works in Stuttgart
Yuichiro Tamura, *1977 (JPN), lives and works in Atami
Robel Temesgen, *1987 (ET), lives and works in Addis Abeba
ThinkingHand (Rhoda Ting, Mikkel Dahlin Bojesen & Rune Bosse) & Nana-Francisca
Schottländer, (DK), live and work in Kopenhagen
Fernanda Trevellin de Almeida, *1980 (BR), lives and works in Berlin and Sao Paulo (with
Felipe Bellani, Joana Dias, Lia Dieguez, Marina Dividino, Tomás Espinosa, Luter Filho, Elana
Katz, Caique Tizzi)
Alvaro Urbano, *1983 (ES), lives and works in Berlin
Kat Válastur, (GR), lives and works in Berlin
Quynh Vantu, *1978 (USA), lives and works in London, (with Alma Bø and Håkon Vadstein)
Vlado Velkov, *1977 (BG), lives and works in Berlin
Raul Walch, *1980 (DE), lives and works in Berlin
Jonas Wendelin, *1985 (DE), lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles & Analisa
Teachworth, *(USA), lives and works in New York
Jan St. Werner, *1969 (DE), lives and works in Berlin & Klasse Dynamische Akustik und
Interaktive Medien, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg
Euan Williams, *1987 (UK), lives and works in Berlin
Xero, collective [Mustafa Sheikh Hasan, *1992 (SYR); Ayham Alobaid, *1982 (SYR); Ayham
Alkhalaf *1989 (SYR)], live and work in Dresden

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Selected Works
Viviane Sassen Black hole #01 (2014)
Alfredo Jaar Other People Think (2012)
Fabian Knecht Isolation (Dead Tree) 2017