November 12, 2001 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - A Little Bit of History Repeated
November 12, 2001

A Little Bit of History Repeated

Kunst-Werke Berlin

A Little Bit of History Repeated
Performances at Kunst-Werke Berlin

From November 16th to 18th 2001, 8 – 11 pm, Kunst-Werke Berlin – Institute for Contemporary Art presents three performance evenings.

Participating artists: John Bock (Germany), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Trisha Donnelly (USA), Ingar Drangset & Michael Elmgreen (Denmark/Norway), Karl Holmqvist (Sweden), Takehito Koganezawa (Japan), Elke Krystufek (Austria), Laura Lima (Brazil), Tracey Rose (South Africa), Tino Sehgal (Germany).

Curated by: Jens Hoffmann

The project offers a unique opportunity to re-experience and analyze a series of classic performances as a number of international artists from a younger generation have been invited to re-enact important performances from the 1960s and 70s. The reenactments comprise open copies based on original documentation (film, photographs as well as written and oral statements), interpretations of the original performance, co-operations with the original artist and entirely new works, which are only loosely based on an older performance. While the performances will take place on Friday and Saturday (Saturday repetition of the previous evening), the third evening will be dedicated to a panel discussion for the evaluation of the project. Participants of the panel are the artists of A Little Bit of History Repeated, Dorothea von Hantelmann, a freelance curator and critic and Jens Hoffmann. The aim of the project is to analyze the fundamental characteristics of performance art and its relationship to the art object and the idea of the archive, as well as to explore questions of method, techniques, development, movement, authorship, conservation and documentation.

Following the panel discussion and based on the idea of the project A Little Bit of History Repeated, the performance class Abramovic of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, will perform a number of performances, which have been created during a seminar led by Marina Abramovic and Jens Hoffmann.

Accompanying the project a bilingual, German-English publication will be published, comprising texts by Jens Hoffmann and the individual artists. (Published by Kunst-Werke in collaboration with Edition Valerio, Paris/Berlin. 80 pages, DM 9,-).

The project has been realized thanks to the generous support of the Allianz Kulturstiftung, Munich, and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin.

Title:
A Little Bit of History Repeated

Dates:
Friday, 16.11.2001 Performances
Saturday, 17.11.2001 Performances (repetition of Friday)
Sunday, 18.11.2001 panel discussion; performances by the students of Marina
Abramovic

Time:
8 – 11 p.m.

Place:
Kunst-Werke Berlin, exhibition hall

Admission:
Adults DM 10,-; Reduced DM 8,-.

Information:
Beate Barner, t 49.30.24 34 59 50 f 49.30.24 34 59 99
presse@kw-berlin.de

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