November 23, 2006 - Dornbracht Culture Projects - INTO ME / OUT OF ME
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November 23, 2006

INTO ME / OUT OF ME

Patty Chang, “In Love” 2001, 2-Channel Video, Color, Running Time: 3 Minutes 28 Seconds, Collection of Peter Norton, Santa Monica

INTO ME / OUT OF ME, presented at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Nov 26, 2006 – Feb, 2007

Opening: Nov 25, 2006, 59 p.m.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69, D10117 Berlin

www.kw-berlin.de

Dornbracht Culture Projects

www.cultureprojects.com

Dornbracht is not only active as an international manufacturer of design fittings and accessories, but has also been initiating and sponsoring projects in the field of art and culture for over ten years, and is currently supporting the exhibition series Into Me / Out of Me. The exhibition is about the imagined, descriptive, and performative act of the passing into, through, and out of the human body.
Into Me / Out of Me represents an exploration of the art of performance since the 1960s and is the fourth project in this year after the Dornbracht Installation Project 40 Years of Chinese Rock´n Roll by Thomas Bayrle at the MMK in Frankfurt, a performance by the drummer Dave Nuss in Berlin, and the exhibition Keine Donau by Peter Kogler at the Kölnischer Kunstverein to be initiated and supported by Dornbracht Culture Projects.
Into Me / Out of Me features works of art by international artists and employs a wide range of media. The exhibition highlights the concrete and metaphorical ways in which humans interact with each other, themselves, and material matter. The focus is on three primordial and radical relationships between the internal and the external: metabolism (eating, drinking, excreting), reproduction (intercourse, birth), and violence (shooting, impaling, perforating). These complex vital exchanges are illuminated through mythological confrontations, ritualized practices, and self-exploration. The physicality, permeability, and fragility of the body all provide us with insight into the manner in which the human body has been represented in contemporary art over the past four decades.

This international exhibition includes works by the artists Marina Abramovi_, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Patty Chang, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, John Miller, Frank Moore, Pipilotti Rist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andy Warhol, and Lawrence Weiner.

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Into Me / Out of Me is co-organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. The exhibition received wide recognition when it was presented at P.S.1 from June 25 to September 25, 2006.

The exhibition Into Me / Out of Me is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes/German Federal Cultural Foundation. The project was realized with the friendly support of the Friends of KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Dornbracht Culture Projects.

www.cultureprojects.com

Special thanks to Rosa and Gilberto Sandretto. Thanks to Celine and Heiner Bastian.

For further information please contact
Markus Müller l Maike Cruse T 49. 30. 24 34 59. 41/42 press@kw-berlin.de

Dornbracht Culture Projects
dornbrachtpressoffice@meireundmeire.de
Phone 49. 221. 5777. 0416
Fax 49. 221. 5777. 011

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69, D10117 Berlin
Phone 49. 30. 24 34 59. 0
Fax 49. 30. 24 34 59. 99

www.kw-berlin.de

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