Cyprien Gaillard’s The Recovery of Discovery

Cyprien Gaillard’s The Recovery of Discovery

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

March 17, 2011

Cyprien Gaillard
The Recovery of Discovery

March 27 – May 22, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 5 pm – 2 am

Press talk with Cyprien Gaillard
Saturday, March 26, 4 pm

“Now to the main point! How do we get everything to Berlin?”
—Carl Humann, September 1878

Preserving a monument goes hand in hand with destroying it. In order to preserve architecture, cultural monuments and relics, they are often re-located, allowing urban displacement to arise—leading to the disappearance of the concept of autonomous geography and archeology. The dislocation of a monument does not only alter the history of its original location, but also leads to a radical re-interpretation of the monument itself.

For his exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Cyprien Gaillard has created a new work containing complex implications, which will only be revealed through an act of complete defiance. Similar to public amnesia, lost in the hopeless interaction with the monument, the gradual destruction becomes a part of the aesthetic of resistance.

With kind support by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin.

The cultural programs of KW Institute for Contemporary Art are made possible thanks to the support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin—Senate Chancellery—Cultural Affairs.

Dates: March 27–May 22, 2011
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 12–7 pm, Thur 12–9 pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
10117 Berlin

Further information:
Denhart v. Harling . T +49. 30. 243459. 42 .

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