previews

  • Skulpturenpark Berlin Zentrum, Berlin, 2006. Photo: Philip Horst/KUNSTrePUBLIK.

    “5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art”

    Various Venues
    Various Venues
    April 5 - June 15

    Curated by Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic

    Responding to the challenge of the biennial format, curators are increasingly taking such shows into uncharted territory. Adam Szymczyk, director of the Kunsthalle Basel and a cofounder of Warsaw's Foksal Gallery Foundation, and Brussels-based curator and critic Elena Filipovic have divided this year's Berlin Biennial into a main show on view in the daytime and a series of events taking place in the evenings. Some forty artists are participating in the exhibition component, which occupies three sites—the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie, and a new artist-run outdoor space, the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. After hours, performances, screenings, readings, and other events will be held both in these venues and at locations that foster different kinds of artistic production.

    Translated from German by Oliver E. Dryfuss.