November 13, 2007 - e-flux - The End
November 13, 2007

The End

unitednationsplaza Berlin is closing.
Please join us for our final weekend program.
November 16 -18, 2007

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 14a
Berlin 10249 Germany
T. +49 (0)30 700 89 0 90
F. +49 (0)30 700 89 0 85

The End

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Weekend Program:


20:00The End: voice and drums, Karl Holmqvist and Angel Nevarez.

20:30Presentation of the Evidence from the Trial of Anton Vidokle and Tirdad Zolghadr (Madrid, February 2007).
In order to investigate and clarify if their activities are providing critical spaces and possibilities for art, the artist Anton Vidokle and the curator Tirdad Zolghadr invited a group of experts and art-world agents to put them both on trial. The trial took place at a leading international art fair
last February.

Featuring Jan Verwoert as judge, Vasif Kortunand Chus Martinez as prosecutors, Charles Esche as defense attorney, Maria Lind as expert, Setareh Shahbazi as artist, Anselm Franke as witness, Keti Chukrov and Liam Gillick as members of the public. Documentation directed and edited by Hila Peleg.

23:30World Premiere: La Stampa
Don’t miss the first public outing of this new simple-drum-bass-guitar-rock-outfit from Berlin doing high-energy pop songs.
Featuring Jons Vukorep, Jan Verwoert and Jörg Heiser.

24:00Love Songs: a music program by Diedrich Diederichsen and Ekkehard Ehlers.

01:00Last night at Salon AlemanRock You Like A Hurricane (Again)
drunken dance party with Julieta Aranda, Eduardo Sarabia and Angel Nevarez at Salon Aleman.


13:00 – 18:00 Everything Must Go! : liquidation sale of all objects belonging to the unitednationsplaza.
furniture, printed matter, tools, kitchenware, electronic equipment, office supplies, plants, clothing and much much more.
low low prices! nothing held back!

organized by Martha Rosler and Anton Vidokle

14:30 – 16:30 A program of talks, screenings and performances: Julieta Aranda: The end of the future; Regine Basha: The last haflah; Francois Bucher: Television: an address (the end of cinema); Daniel Bozhkov: SoMoMA; Hadley + Maxwell: Find us at the kitchen door; Valerie Tevere + Angel Nevarez: The end of radio (and WUNP); Florian Zeyfang and guests.

All programs will be broadcast on WUNP. The transmission will end at 17:00 hrs.


11:00 – 17:00 Last day of the liquidation sale of all objects belonging to the unitednationsplaza: everything must go!
furniture, printed matter, tools, kitchenware, electronic equipment, office supplies, plants, clothing and much much more.
low low prices! nothing held back!

organized by Martha Rosler and Anton Vidokle

17:00 – 18:00 Fantastic deviation: a video program investigating the transformation of space, from the space of the gallery, the museum, the theme park to urban environments and the realm of the transcendental. Presented by Florian Wuest.


A Study of the Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space
David Lamelas, 1969, 20′

Brigitte Bühler, Dieter Hormel, 1985, 8′

Sterling Ruby, 2002, 13’30”

John Smith, 1996, 14′

The End

catering by GOGOFOOD


unitednationsplaza was exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it involved collaboration with nearly 100 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, all of its events were open to all those interested to take part.
unitednationsplaza was organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Martha Rosler, Walid Raad, Jalal Toufic, Nikolaus Hirsch, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Tirdad Zolghadr.

For further information, please contact Magdalena Magiera:

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