February 20, 2019 - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) - There Is Fiction in the Space Between / Arnold Dreyblatt: The Resting State / Uferhallen Kunstaktien
February 20, 2019

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)

Emeka Ogboh, Sufferhead Original – Berlin Postcolonial, 2018. © the artist / Nti.

There Is Fiction in the Space Between
Arnold Dreyblatt: The Resting State
Uferhallen Kunstaktien
March 2–April 28, 2019

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin
Germany

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There Is Fiction in the Space Between
Arnold Dreyblatt: The Resting State
Uferhallen Kunstaktien
March 2–April 28, 2019

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Chausseestraße 128/129
10115 Berlin
Germany

www.nbk.org
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There Is Fiction in the Space Between
Artists: William Engelen, Fehras Publishing Practices, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Eva Grubinger, Hanne Lippard, Antonia Low, Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire, Sophie Reinhold

Curators: Eva-Maria Gillich, Misal Adnan Yıldız

With the exhibition There Is Fiction in the Space Between, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein presents eleven outstanding positions of the international art scene in Berlin and continues its exhibition series with the recipients of the Berlin Senate work stipends in the visual arts. Using a variety of media, styles and approaches, the artists address current social issues and provide insights into the diverse art production in Berlin.

The title of the exhibition There Is Fiction in the Space Between is a quote taken from Tracy Chapman’s song Telling Stories and refers to the versatile associative spaces that the exhibition uncloses: between viewers and works of art, between studio and exhibition space, between artistic positing and reception, as well as between the involved artistic positions. In a meaningful way, the title can be complemented with the names of the artists: There is fiction in the space between William Engelen, Fehras Publishing Practices, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Eva Grubinger, Hanne Lippard, Antonia Low, Dafna Maimon & Ethan Hayes-Chute, Emeka Ogboh, Peles Empire and Sophie Reinhold.

Public program

Thursday, March 28, 7pm
“Abschöpfung des Selbst – Zur Entwicklung des Produktionsstandorts Berlin”
Panel discussion with Asta Gröting (artist, professor of sculpture at the Braunschweig University of Art), Hans-Martin Schmidt (founder of the atelier site Uferhallen, Berlin) and Melanie Roumiguière (director of the visual arts division, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program), moderated by Catrin Lorch (art historian and editor at the feuilleton of Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Thursday, April 4, 7pm
“Nostalgie für eine Zukunft – Über das polychrone Konzept des Zeitgenössischen”
Lecture by Nina Möntmann (professor for art theory, University of Cologne, curator and writer)

Thursday, April 25, 7pm
“Borrowed Faces: A Prologue”
Lecture-Performance by Fehras Publishing Practices (artist collective, Berlin)
In German

Sunday, April 28, 8pm
Jens Friebe
Concert

Publication
As part of the n.b.k. book series “Berlin,” a bilingual publication (German/English) is published by Walther König, Cologne, including an introduction by Klaus Lederer and Marius Babias as well as texts by Eva-Maria Gillich, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Michaela Richter and Misal Adnan Yıldız.


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Arnold Dreyblatt. The Resting State
Curator: Michaela Richter

Arnold Dreyblatt’s most recent work deals with a special mode of reflection—the short phases in which attention shifts from the current situation and focuses on experienced and possible future events. The state between spontaneous memory, imagination, analysis and projection is an essential part of individual consciousness and is explored by neurologists as a special form of information processing. The cognitive moments recurring at intervals, in which free association, introspection and the blending out of restrictive circumstances play a central role, constitute an important basis for creativity—at the same time they represent a moment of retreat from external productivity. Dreyblatt’s exhibition The Resting State at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) brings to mind various aspects of this cognitive process and at the same time induces it. Based on a rhythmic composition of visual and acoustic elements as well as text fragments from scientific studies compiled by the artist, the installation directs the focus onto the role which narrative techniques play in consciousness research.


Presentation from the n.b.k. Artothek collection
Uferhallen Kunstaktien
Artists: Stefan Alber, Stefka Ammon, Florian Balze, John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Peter Dobroschke, Valérie Favre, Agathe Fleury, Heiner Franzen, Robert Gfader, Asta Gröting, Harriet Groß, Katharina Grosse, Gregor Hildebrandt, Raimund Kummer, Adrian Lohmüller, Jennifer Oellerich, Rainer Neumeier, Manfred Peckl, Karin Sander, Hansjörg Schneider, Nasan Tur, Julien Villaret

Curator: Arkadij Koscheew

The listed ensemble of buildings of the Uferhallen is one of the central locations for artistic and cultural production in Berlin and accommodates not only concert spaces, dance projects, theatre productions, sound studios and rehearsal rooms, but also the studios of more than 60 artists. The so-called Kunstaktien (art shares) are a project launched in 2011 by Hans-Martin Schmidt and Ingrid Jonda—who from 2007 to 2017 were founders and developers of the Uferhallen AG on this former factory site in Berlin-Wedding—with the aim of securing the long-term existence of the Uferhallen as a cultural site and preventing property speculation. The display of a total of 24 art shares makes the unique project accessible to the public.

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