June 17, 2009 - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) - Thomas Kilpper
June 17, 2009

Thomas Kilpper

Thomas Kilpper
State of Control
Exterior facade former Ministry of State Security of GDR
2009
Photo: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein/Jens Ziehe

Thomas Kilpper
State of Control

June 20 – July 26, 2009

Opening: Friday, June 19, 7 pm

Chausseestraße 128-129
10115 Berlin , Germany

www.nbk.org

Thomas Kilpper
State of Control

June 20 – July 26, 2009

Opening: Friday, June 19
7 pm, former GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS), Normannenstr. 19, Berlin-Lichtenberg

Speakers include: Marius Babias (director n.b.k.), Dr. Eugen Blume (director Hamburger Bahnhof)
from 10 pm Basso-Bar
6-9 pm, n.b.k., Chausseestraße 128/129, Berlin-Mitte

When on January 15, 1990 Neues Forum (New Forum) called for the symbolic walling in of the main headquarters of the Stasi on Normannenstraße, the social and political engagement with the MfS (Ministry for State Security) began. This critical engagement has touched all parts of society, and continues today. The examination of this part of East German history by the so-called “Birthler Authority” (formerly “Gauck Authority”) is the subject of much debate.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is realizing a project with artist Thomas Kilpper at the former GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS), which is being made accessible to the public for the first time. Additional works by the artist will be shown at the same time in the spaces at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.

In his floor cuttings, Berlin artist Thomas Kilpper, born in Stuttgart, engages with German history. His large-scale intervention on 1,600 square meters offers a historical retrospective on various state concepts of surveillance and repression, from the Nazi period to the digital present. The divided history of Germany that can be read in this building and in the cut motifs and imprints in the floor is also one of resistance against systems of injustice. In this work, Klipper chronicles the history of both German states and the events from 1989/90 until today.

Curated by Marius Babias

Book Series n.b.k. Exhibitions
As part of the book series n.b.k. Exhibitions, a catalog will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, including a preface by Marius Babias and an interview with Clemens Krümmel, 144 pages with color illustrations, German/English.

Locations
Former GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS), Normannenstr. 19, Berlin-Lichtenberg
(near Research Center and Memorial Site Normannenstraße, so-called Stasi-Museum)
Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 7pm

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Chausseestraße 128/129, Berlin-Mitte
Tuesday – Sunday 12 am – 6 pm
Thursday 12 am – 8 pm

Program
Thursday, June 25, 2009, n.b.k. (Chausseestraße 128/129)
7 pm Artist talk with Thomas Kilpper (artist) and Marius Babias (curator)

Thursday, July 09, 2009, former MfS (Normannenstraße 19)
8 pm Concert
Erste Stufe Haifisch (GER) / Victim (GB)

Thursday, July 16, 2009, former MfS (Normannenstraße 19)
5 pm Guided tour Research Center and Memorial Site Normannenstraße (so-called Stasi-Museum) and exhibiton walk together with Thomas Kilpper (artist) und Sophie Goltz (Communication / Education n.b.k.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009, n.b.k. (Chausseestraße 128/129)
8 pm Concert
Arnold Dreyblatt Ensemble

Contact
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.
Chausseestraße 128-129 // 10115 Berlin // Germany
T +49 30 2807020 // F +49 30 2807019 // E nbk@nbk.org

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k.

Related
Share
More
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Share - Thomas Kilpper
  • Share
Close
Next