Berlin

Berlin

6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Alte Nationalgalerie
Bodestraße
June 11–August 8, 2010

Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg

The sixth edition of the Berlin Biennale has moved not only from spring to summer but, once again, locations. Besides its usual KW headquarters in the city’s center, the 2010 iteration will concentrate activity in Kreuzberg, a former West German borough. Nearly three hundred works from an international roster of fifty artists—including Phil Collins, Cameron Jamie, and Danh Vo—are intended to interrogate how and where art and reality intersect. To contextualize that interesting if broad thesis, curator Kathrin Rhomberg has invited art historian Michael Fried to curate a special exhibition of mid-nineteenth-century realist drawings by Berlin native Adolph Menzel in the venerable rooms of the Alte Nationalgalerie. New writing on the artist by Fried appears in an accompanying publication, while the biennial catalogue features conversations with Hito Steyerl and Artur Żmijewski, among others.