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January 28, 2005

Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition

Joseph Beuys, Durer, ich fuhre personlich Baader + Meinhof durch die Dokumenta V, 1972, Leihgeber Sammlung Speck, Köln

Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin
T: ++49 30 24 34 59 0
F: ++49 30 24 34 59 99
Info [​at​] kw-berlin.de www.kw-berlin.de

Exhibition by:
Klaus Biesenbach
Ellen Blumenstein
Felix Ensslin

From January 29th to May 16th KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (Kunst-Werke) will present an art exhibition dealing with the Red Army Faction (RAF) titled “Regarding Terror: the RAF-Exhibition”. A huge political debate over whether the exhibition was legitimately publicly fundable occupied the German press throughout the summer and autumn of 2003.

The exhibition is now financed through an ebay auction which took place in December 2004 and in the end gained about 324.800 USD. 12 international artists, who are not included in the exhibition itself, donated important pieces that were all sold in this auction: Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Francis Alys, Monica Bonvicini, Dinos and Jake Chapman, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Holler, Paul Pfeiffer, Ugo Rondinone, Lawrence Weiner, and Jane and Louise Wilson.

In “Regarding Terror: the RAF-Exhibition” KW presents the media echo of the Red Army Faction together with artistic positions directly or indirectly addressing the history of the RAF. More than 70 works by more than 50 international artists from three generations will be exhibited. The exhibition brings together important artistic positions since 1970. Especially in the 1970s, the RAF became an object of images, quotations, and references in a society shaped by the mass media. In this context, each in its own way, the exhibited artworks create new systems of reference that do not remain stuck in mechanisms of identification or emotional occupation, but that allow the viewer to gain new access by establishing distance.

List of Artists
Franz Ackermann, Dennis Adams, Bettina Allamoda, Eleanor Antin, Thomas Bayrle, Sue de Beer, Ulrich Bernhardt, Joseph Beuys, Dara Birnbaum, Klaus vom Bruch, Erin Cosgrove, Lutz Dammbeck, Christoph Draeger, Felix Droese, Heinz Emigholz, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Friedl, Johan Grimonprez, Rudolf Herz, Jorg Immendorff, Johannes Kahrs, Scott King, Scott King/Matt Worley, Martin Kippenberger, Rainer Kirberg, Astrid Klein, Andree Korpys/Markus Loffler, Bruce LaBruce, Claude Leveque, Theo Ligthart, Jonathan Meese, Michaela Meise, Michaela Melian, Klaus Mettig, Olaf Metzel, Rob Moonen/Olaf Arndt, Hans Niehus, Marcel Odenbach, Sigmar Polke, Yvonne Rainer, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schutte, Katharina Sieverding, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Klaus Staeck, Stih & Schnock, Frank Thiel, Wolf Vostell, Peter Weibel, Willem (Bernhard Holtrop), Johannes Wohnseifer

Exhibition sites
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin

Duration of the exhibition: January 30 – May 16, 2005
Hours: Tu – Su noon – 7 p.m., Th noon – 9 p.m.

St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche
Auguststrasse 90
10117 Berlin

Duration of the exhibition: January 30 – March 27, 2005
Hours: Tu – Su noon – 7 p.m., Th noon – 9 p.m

Visitor service guided Tours:
visit@kw-berlin.de

Publications
Two publications available:

Zur Vorstellung des Terrors. Die RAF-Ausstellung Band 1
German, 712 pages

Zur Vorstellung des Terrors. Die RAF-Ausstellung Band 2
German, 280 pages

Editor: Klaus Biesenbach
Steidl Verlag
ISBN 3-86521-102-X

Next site of the exhibition
June 24 – August 28, 2005
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Thanks to the artists who contributed to the auction to support the exhibition project: Marina Abramovic, Doug Aitken, Francis Alys, Monica Bonvicini, Dinos and Jake Chapman, Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Carsten Holler, Paul Pfeiffer, Ugo Rondinone, Lawrence Weiner and Jane and Louise Wilson

as well as the patron of the auction, former German Interior Minister Gerhart Baum.

Mondriaan Foundation – Netherlands Culture Fund of the Dutch Ministries for Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Science, Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, and e-flux.

Contact
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin
T: ++49 30 24 34 59 0
F: ++49 30 24 34 59 99
Info@kw-berlin.de www.kw-berlin.de

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