November 16, 2006 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - INTO ME / OUT OF ME
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November 16, 2006

INTO ME / OUT OF ME

Janine Antoni, “Mortar and Pestle”
1999, C-print, 48 x 48″
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

INTO ME / OUT OF ME
November 26, 2006 through February, 2007

Opening: November 25, 2006, 5 9 pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69, D-10117 Berlin

Phone 49. 30. 2434 59. 0
Fax 49. 30. 2434 59. 99

www.kw-berlin.de

www.ps1.com

From November 26, 2006 through February, 2007, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin presents Into Me / Out of Me, a group exhibition about the imagined, descriptive, and performative act of the passing into, through, and out of the human body.

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 on view at P.S.1 from June 25 to September 25, 2006.

Spanning over forty years and featuring an international group of artists, Into Me / Out of Me employs a wide range of media. The exhibition highlights the literal and metaphorical ways that 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, perforation). These complex vital exchanges are illuminated through mythological confrontations, ritualized practices, and self-explorations. The physicality, permeability and fragility of the body has been explored to represent the human condition in contemporary life and art over the past forty years.

Among the more than 130 international artists in the exhibition are Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Patty Chang, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ana Mendieta, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Frank Moore, Pipilotti Rist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andy Warhol, and Lawrence Weiner.

A fully illustrated publication by KW and P.S.1 in German and English (approx. 300 pages, 250 colour illustrations, 24 x 30 cm, paperback, design by Studio Signum) will be available early 2007.

The exhibition Into Me / Out of Me is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes/German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The realization of the project takes place with the friendly support of Dornbracht Culture Projects and the Friends of KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

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

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