8 July 2021

Programme preview – exhibition
15 September – 12 December 2021

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin,
Tel. 030 200 57-2000, Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm, admission € 9/6,
Tue from 3 pm and up to 18 years admission free
>> Opening day Wednesday, 15 September 2021:
exhibition open from 11 am to 12 midnight, admission free
>> Website (from 20 July 2021): www.nothingtoseeness.com 

The broad semantic spectrum of the colour white, void and silence in the visual arts and the associated difference between materiality and the immaterial are the focus of the exhibition NOTHINGTOSEENESS. On show are numerous works by international artists who have embodied a critical and process-based artistic outlook since the 1950/60s and right through to the present. The point of departure is the “question of seeing (...), of the visual non-slipping” (John Cage, 1961). In addition to colour, material, void and silence, the exhibition and the accompanying programme make references to silence and narration in literature, performance, music and architecture.

Including works by, among others, Absalon, Peter Ablinger, Frank Badur, Mirosław Bałka, Rosa Barba, George Brecht, Günter Brus, John Cage, Enrico Castellani, Rutherford Chang, Max Dax, Ulrike Draesner, Maria Eichhorn, Olafur Eliasson, Ulrich Erben, Ceal Floyer, Lucio Fontana, Sam Francis, Katharina Fritsch, Heinz Gappmayr, Jochen Gerz, Raimund Girke, Gotthard Graubner, Katharina Grosse, Hans Haacke, Marcia Hafif, David Hammons, Oskar Holweck, Stephan Huber, Alfonso Hüppi, Pierre Huyghe, Ray Johnson, Isaac Julien, Ellsworth Kelly, Per Kesselmar, Astrid Klein, Yves Klein, Harald Klingelhöller, Bernd Koberling, Christina Kubisch, Raimund Kummer, Mark Lammert, Henning Lohner, Inge Mahn, Piero Manzoni, Joseph Marioni, Sara Masüger, Reiner Maria Matysik, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Roman Opałka, David Ostrowski, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, Thomas Rentmeister, Bridget Riley, Robert Ryman, Karin Sander, Hanns Schimansky, Michael Schirner, Gregor Schneider, Jan J. Schoonhoven, Nina Schuiki, George Segal, Qiu Shihua, Mark Tobey, James Turrell, Günther Uecker, Timm Ulrichs, Klaus vom Bruch and Lothar Wolleh.

An exhibition of the Akademie der Künste as part of BERLIN ART WEEK