Tuesday 18 May 2010

Berlin Biennale: Curatorial Workshop and Art Education

The 6th Berlin Biennale introduces this year's curatorial workshop and art education:

on the occasion of the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Based on the success of the curatorial workshops held in relation to the 4th and 5th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, supported by the Goethe-Institut Munich, Allianz Cultural Foundation, and BMW takes the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art as an occasion to once again strengthen the initiative of young curators by organizing a workshop for thirteen young, international aspirants of this field.

The curatorial workshop Real Players will take place around the opening days of the 6th Berlin Biennale from June 5 to 15, 2010. Consisting of ten days of seminars and debates, as well as exhibition and studio visits, it aims to enhance the young curators' professional development by exploring in depth topics of this year's edition of the biennial. The workshop will thus emphasize the question of how to navigate, think, and create new perspectives within our current social context and realities. Further it will provide the young participants with an exclusive look 'behind the scenes' of the 6th Berlin Biennale as well as give insights into the current art production of Berlin, supplemented by a two-day excursion to Warsaw.

Public Lecture by Boris Groys
As part of the curatorial workshop a public lecture by Boris Groys will be held on June 9, 2010 at 6 pm in Festsaal Kreuzberg (Skalitzer Straße 130, Berlin-Kreuzberg).
Lecture in English, admission free.

The curatorial workshop Real Players was organized by the Berlin Biennale in cooperation with Goethe-Institut e. V., Munich, Allianz Cultural Foundation, and BMW.

Media partner: artnet AG

Further details on the curatorial workshop can be found HERE <http://www.berlinbiennale.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=148&Itemid=209<=en> .


The multifaceted, multilingual art education program opens a broad spectrum of perspectives on the 6th Berlin Biennale. In public guided tours visitors are led through the exhibition sites and the artistic positions are presented.

Public Guided Tours
1-hour public tours in German take place in the three main exhibition sites and can be attended without advance reservation.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststraße 69, Berlin-Mitte
Every Thursday at 4 pm, every Saturday at 2 pm
5 EUR, concessions 3 EUR (admission to the exhibition not included)

Oranienplatz 17, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Every Thursday at 6 pm, every Saturday at 4 pm
5 EUR, concessions 3 EUR (admission to the exhibition not included)

Both venues: 7 EUR, concessions: 5 EUR (admission to the exhibition not included)

Alte Nationalgalerie / Old National Gallery, Bodestr. 1-3, Berlin-Mitte
Every Thursday at 7 pm, every Sunday at 3 pm
3 EUR (admission to the exhibition not included)

Meeting point: Ticket desk at the respective venues

Guided Tours for groups and school classes
art:berlin, in cooperation with the visitor services of the National Museums in Berlin, offers guided tours for groups larger than 15 persons upon registration. The tours are available in German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish or in sign language. Naturally an individual version of the guided tours can be arranged.

T: 0049 (0)30-280963-90
F: 0049 (0)30-280963-91

Satellite Projects
In cooperation with the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts five so-called "Satellite Projects" have been developed, which, based on the 6th Berlin Biennale's contents, create alternative approaches to art and bring the local public and various social groups into dialog with the exhibition.
Amongst others these include:

Mein lokales Modell and Visionsbox
Two projects in cooperation with students of the Nürtingen Primary School in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The starting point of the projects is the architectural model of the quarter of Kreuzberg that is on display in the Kreuzbergmuseum (Adalbertstraße 95A, Berlin-Kreuzberg). It is here that the project's results are on show.
Opening: 2.7.2010, 5 pm

Werkzeug Wahrnehmung - A walk between guided tour and self experiment
An approximately 1-hour walk with visually impaired and sighted persons.
Including talks and practical exercises (e. g. "Does your nose understand the 6th Berlin Biennale?"), the walk will lead to the works of the 6th Berlin Biennale and into the neighborhood of Kreuzberg.
Dates: 13.6.2010, noon / 18.6.2010, 5.30 pm / 20.6.2010, noon / 2.7.2010, 4 pm
Admission: 2,50 EUR, Booking: visit@berlinbiennale.de

The Satellite Projects are realized by the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts, in cooperation with Förderverein Art in Context and the Nürtingen Primary School in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and are supported by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.

During the course of the exhibition, events will be organized for and with the public, neighborhood, and the art education team, taking place at Dresdener Strasse 14, Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Details regarding the Satellite Projects and all further dates of events will be announced on the website www.berlinbiennale.de.

Rückkopplungen - Kunst und Lebenswirklichkeiten
From July 2 to 4, 2010, in a project titled Rückkopplungen - Kunst und Lebenswirklichkeiten various local, national, and international approaches to participatory art education and cultural education will be presented and discussed.
The project is a cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin



Weitere Informationen / Further Information:
Denhart v. Harling . T +49. 30. 243459. 42 . press@berlinbiennale.de

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