MASCHINENHAUS (Power House)

PREVIEW

How Long Is Now?
Philip Akkerman, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Geyer, Jeppe Hein, Uriel Orlow, Manfred Pernice, Michael Rakowitz
October 23., 2016 – February 19.,  2017
Maschinenhaus (Power House) M0
Opening: October 22,. 2016, 6 pm

Jeppe Hein: YOU ARE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW, 2012, Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Foto / Photo: Studio Jeppe Hein

What does it mean to be “contemporary”? Sharing a common time requires many things: above all, an active awareness of one’s own time. But also the idea of a synchronous world and the will to act within it and to change, to take part in one’s own time. The title of the exhibition How Long Is Now? points to the fundamental difficulty of reflecting on a time while it is occurring. Time is fleeting, and every moment has already passed as soon as one becomes aware of it.

The works shown in the exhibition make the contemporary visible in various ways and question its importance for current artistic production. They deal with the reflective, active participation in a time and aspects of the synchronous experience of time, and ask questions about the extent to which the past and the future meet in the contemporary. What otherwise can only be witnessed in the sequential flow of time will be made visible in a parallel presentation in the exhibition. Lectures, discussions, and a movie night will flesh out and supplement the exhibition.

Curated by Andreas Fiedler and Valeska Schneider


Eberhard Havekost
Inhalt
October 23., 2016 – February 19.,  2017
Maschinenhaus (Power House) M1+ M2
Opening: October 22., 2016, 6 pm

The painter Eberhard Havekost, who was born in 1967 in Dresden, is among the most important German artists of his generation. The starting point for his painting is his own or found photographs, which he digitally edits and then uses as templates for his paintings. Havekost thus makes use of the latest advances in digital photo editing, while also dealing with the effects of the endless production of images through digital media. With an impressive radicalness, the artist questions the authenticity of images: What is it that we see? How much reality is in the surface of things and their likenesses?

The exhibition Inhalt concentrates on Eberhard Havekost’s work from the past ten years with a focus on new series of works that will be shown at the KINDL for the first time. After important solo exhibitions at venues including the Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg (2013), the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2010), and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2006), Inhalt is the first institutional exhibition by Eberhard Havekost in Berlin.

A publication will accompany the exhibition.

Curated by Andreas Fiedler


 

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin