The Unanswered Question. İskele 2
08 Sep - 03 Nov 2013
8 September – 3 November 2013
Curated by René Block
In cooperation with TANAS Berlin
Artists: Adel Abidin, Johanna Adebäck & Merve Ertufan, Nevin Aladağ, Halil Altındere, Fikret Atay, Maja Bajević, Rosa Barba, Claus Böhmler, Candice Breitz, Jae Eun Choi, Sunah Choi, Braco Dimitrijević, Maria Eichhorn, Ayşe Erkmen, Andrea Faciu & Florin Bobu, Asta Gröting, Mona Hatoum, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Christian Jankowski, Annika Kahrs, Gülsün Karamustafa, Ali Kazma, Kimsooja, Jarosław Kozłowski, Alicja Kwade, Jonas Mekas, Olaf Metzel, Bjørn Nørgaard, Ahmet Öğüt, Şener Özmen, Dan Perjovschi, Sonja Rentsch, Mario Rizzi, Michael Sailstorfer, Anri Sala, Sarkis, Superflex, Cengiz Tekin, Hale Tenger, Raša Todosijević, Endre Tót, Thu Van Tran, Rosemarie Trockel, Nasan Tur, Lawrence Weiner, Maaria Wirkkala
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and the project space TANAS, founded in 2008, stand for a practice of transnational dialogue between the cultures. After the political and cultural rapprochement between Turkey with its neighboring regions and the European Union, the time is ripe for a survey exhibition, which is designed in a prospective way. Turkey is the starting point of the investigation, but the show is looking much further, to the regions formerly belonging to the periphery, which during the last 20 years have experienced a boost of modernization and internationalization. Invited to the exhibition The Unanswered Question. İskele 2 are artists, performers and musicians from different generations and geopolitical spaces, who work on and with social intersections and create links and connections to the lived concepts of an exemplary global citizenship within the cultural field. The exhibition and performance program try to explore the materiality of the interstices, the transit, and to open a space, which brings about a new perspective of the relationship between audience – work – space. The project, together with the artists, aims at temporarily creating a space, in which cultural representation and attribution are not at the forefront.