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11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art at daadgalerie: Storefront for Dissident Bodies
From September 5th until November 1st the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is a guest at the daadgalerie. This year's Berlin Biennale presents the epilogue of its manifold activities, which have been taking place in Berlin since September 2019, under the title "The Crack Begins Within" at four exhibition venues spread across the city:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, daadgalerie, Gropius Bau and ExRotaprint.

The presentation at the daadgalerie brings together works by Edgar Calel, Francisco Copello, FCNN – Feminist Collective With No Name (Dina El Kaisy Friemuth/Anita Beikpour) mit Neda Sanai, Andrés Fernández, Delaine Le Bas, Dana Michel und Tracy Maurice, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Solvognen (The Sun Chariot) Theater Group, and a work developed especially for the exhibition by a current fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program Osías Yanov.
The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is a cooperation partner of the 11th Berlin Biennial and has supported the production of the work „Servicio de Escuchasión“ [Listening Service] by Osías Yanov and Sirenes Errantes.

To frame the exhibition at the daadgalerie, the curators of the 11th Berlin Biennale write:
"Cities are not made of buildings, but of soft bodies in movement and their cartographies of affect. The clothing we wear helps us make, inhabit, and transform space. Is it possible to wear a place one wants to go to? Is it possible to dress oneself into the collective bodies we desire? Welcome to the storefront for rebel bodies and their choreographies of disarmament. Prêt-à-porter architecture for vulnerable movements and their politics of fashion, tearing down the hypersexualized normalcy of department-store season collections. Clothing as a second skin of protection and care, exposing the masquerades of birth and biological givens. Dress and costume as a caressing flexible fortress, a room of one’s own. Trojan geese and opossums as gentle organic vessels from which to jump out of and dismantle the peddlers of corporate profit and rip apart the uniforms they impose. Outfits and prostheses as acts of love, ways of listening and being with each other and our surroundings. Clothing, coverings and uncoverings, as language and territory. White walls are softened, veiled, made light-reflexive, embracing all in their shimmery drag. This is a storefront for queer and dissident bodies and their fierce promenades."
(María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado and Agustín Pérez Rubio)

Exhibition Venues and Opening Hours of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art:

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11 am–7 pm, Thu 11 am–9 pm, Tue closed

Oranienstraße 161, 10969 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11 am–7 pm, Tue closed
Free entrance

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin
Wed–Mon 10 am–7 pm, Thu 10 am–9 pm, Tue closed

11. Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint
Bornemannstraße 9, 13357 Berlin
Wed–Mon 11 am–7 pm, Tue closed

Because the total number of visitors in the exhibition space is limited,
please book your tickets with a time slot via the website of the Berlin Biennial: ticket website 11th Berlin Biennale

Image credits:
1. Delaine Le Bas, "St Sara Kali George", 2020, installation view,
Courtesy Delaine Le Bas; Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, London.

2.-3. Osías Yanov and Sirenes Errantes, "Servicio de Escuchasión" [Listening Service], 2020, installation view, Courtesy Osías Yanov and Sirenes Errantes.

4. FCNN – Feminist Collective With No Name (Dina El Kaisy Friemuth/Anita Beikpour) with Neda Sanai, "", 2020, installation view, Courtesy FCNN – Feminist Collective With No Name with Neda Sanai.

5. Naomi Rincón Gallardo, "Resiliencia Tlacuache" [Opossum Resilience], 2019, installation view, Courtesy Naomi Rincón Gallardo.

All photographs: Silke Briel


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