When Nowhere Becomes Here

When Nowhere Becomes Here

Mediations Biennale

Julian Rosefeldt, Deep Gold, 2013. Single-channel film, b/w, sound, HD, 18:12 minutes looped.

September 13, 2014

21 September–26 October 2014 


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Berlin Heist—or the enduring fascination with walled cities
Curators: Shaheen Merali and Kerimcan Güleryüz
Curatorial assistance: Marta San Gregorio and Malgosia Wosinska
Artists: Artists Anonymous, Kader Attia, Marc Bijl, Thorsten Brinkmann, Nezaket Ekici, Azin Feizabadi, Thomas Florschuetz, Simon Fujiwara, Carla Guagliardi, Johannes Kahrs, Jonathan Meese, Leila Pazooki, Julian Rosefeldt, Enis Rotthoff, Esra Rotthoff, Christoph Schlingensief, Iris Schomaker, Lars Teichmann, Mathilde ter Heijne, Ming Wong, Michael Wutz, Thomas Zipp
Venue: National Museum and the Raczynski Library

Shifting Africa
Curator: Harro Schmidt
Co-curators: Raphael Chikukwa, National Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe / Serge Olivier Fokoua, RAVY-Festival Yaounde, Kamerun / Martin Baasch, Lagos Live Festival, Nigeria / Jelili O. Atiku, AFiRIperFOMA Festival Harare, Zimbabwe
Artists: Jude Anogwih / Nigeria, Jelili Atiku / Nigeria, Edson Chagas / Angola, Virginia Chihota / Zimbabwe, Jim Chuchu / Kenya, Julie Djikey / DR Congo, Em`kal Eyongakpa / Cameroon, Christian Etongo / Cameroon, Serge Olivier Fokoua / Cameroon, Sam Hopkins / Kenya, Hervé Yamguen / Cameroon, Portia Zvavahera / Zimbabwe, Rolf Bier / Germany, Wolf Böwig / Germany, Dennis Feser / Germany, Kristian von Hornsleth / Denmark, Norbert Meissner / Germany, Tom Otto / Germany, Peter Puype / Belgium, Claudia Wissmann / Germany
Venue: Gallery of Jesuits, ARTykwariat, Bazar Poznanski and public spaces

The Limits of Globalisation/Polish Art Tomorrow
Curator: Sławomir Sobczak
Co-curator: Katarzyna Kucharska
Artists: Ewa Axelrad, Michał Bałdyga, Izabela Chamczyk, Elvin Flamingo, Agelika Fojtuch, Nicolas Grospierre, Jakub Jasiukiewicz, Kornel Janczy, Ola Kozioł, Tomasz Kulka, Artur Malewski, Marcin Mierzicki, Liliana Piskorska, Michał Szlaga, Katarzyna Szeszycka, Natalia Wiśniewska, Rafał Czępiński, Urszula Pieregończuk
Venue: ZAMEK Culture Centre

“Post-global Future” conference
Convened by Saul Ostrow (MoMA PS1, New York), Peter Funken (Kunstforum), Tomasz Wendland (MONA Inner Spaces, Poznan) 
25–27 October
Venue: Collegium Maius 

4th Mediations Biennale titled When Nowhere Becomes Here undertakes a challenge posed nowadays for art by the post-global reality. It aims to go deeper into areas placed between virtual images of our imaginations and making space for possibilities for their observation and analysis.  

The three exhibitions in the main programme: Berlin Heist, Shifting Africa and The Limits of Globalisation, and a number of events in the accompanying programme of this year’s Mediations Biennale are not linked with each other apart from their location in Poznan. Multiculturalism, diversity, and even the variety of attitudes are a symptom of postglobal order. The simultaneity of everything decentralizes idea of value. At the same time, in 14 locations in the world there are exhibitions happening under a common umbrella term of post-global mediations. Each of those distant places for its residents is “here,” and for the stranger “nowhere.” Mediations Biennale is both an initiator and a participant in a dialogue. Towards the end of the 4th Mediations Biennale, during an international conference titled “Post-global Future” (25–27 October), all of our partners shall present different perspectives of upcoming, post-global future. In the spaces created by the curators of 4th Mediations Biennale’s exhibitions, all “nowheres” shall meet. The art will disclose a series of new artistic strategies; used as individual research tools by nomadic artists, who draw their inspirations from both local and global experiences. 

During the 4th Mediations Biennale in Poznan, we shall meet—here so that from various autonomous perspectives we could look into the panopticon of contemporary reality and future of post-global world. 

Tomasz Wendland
Artist, initiator and art director of Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland


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