Exhibition: Nation, Narration, Narcosis, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Curated by: by Anna-Catharina Gebbers with Grace Samboh, Gridthiya Gaweewong and June Yap, together with assistant curator Charlotte Knaup and Goethe-Institut Fellow Rosalia Namsai Engchuan.
This exhibition addresses the relationship between art and political protest, historical trauma, and social narratives from the 19th century to now. The works explore the effects of nation-building, colonialism or the Anthropocene on societies, their narratives, as well as the ecology of our planet. Departing from Beuys’s concept of social sculpture, the exhibition confronts the notion of nation contained in the name “Nationalgalerie” with alternative concepts of connectivity, solidarity, and individuality.
Shown are works from over 50 artists like: Amanda Heng, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Arahmaiani, Ho Tzu Nyen, Käthe Kollwitz, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Marina Abramović, Melati Suryodarmo, Tita Salina, Willem de Rooij and others.
On view Nov.28, 2021–July 3, 2022, at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin