What Matters is both the question and statement of this year’s work presentation by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the international artist-in-residence programme of the Akademie der Künste.
In an exhibition and a diverse programme, 29 fellows from all of the Akademie’s art sections will present sound and video installations, photographs, sculptures, paintings and performances that they developed during their studio residencies in the Hansaviertel in Berlin and at Villa Serpentara in Olevano, Italy.
The works deal with questions about the transformation of societies and their expression in the relationship between urban space and landscape. Furthermore, the interrelation between the individual and social orders such as state, religion and economy and reflections on images of the body and history, personal archives and the intertwining of nature, technology and culture are thematised. What counts is artistic testimony, poetic resistance and imagining sustainable futures in the face of global tipping points – whether of a climatic or political nature.
With the fellows:
Christin Berg, Ferhat Bouda, Yvon Chabrowski, Farhad Delaram, Tony Elieh, Olivier Foulon, Annette Frick, Simone Haug, Miguel Hilari, Ruth Kaaserer, Meena Kandasamy, Sasha Kurmaz, Fabian Lippert, Friederike Meese, Nida Mehboob, Ada Mukhina, Moritz Nitsche, Nazanin Noori, Jennifer O’Donnell, Sophia Pompéry, Mykola Ridnyi, Lucie Sahner, Mia Sanchez, Fabià Santcovsky, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Anna Slobodnik, Aled Smith, Undine Sommer, Philipp Valente
Curatorial fellow: Arkadij Koscheew
Curated by Clara Herrmann & Arkadij Koscheew
Berlin Art Link – Digital in Berlin – Flux FM – Fräulein Magazine – springerin – TAZ