|// Date: 27.2.2010
// Venue: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin
// Opening exhibition: 17:00-22:00
// Party: ab 21:00
// Entrance free
Following the opening of the exhibition "Early Years" (28.2.–2.5.2010), which reflects on the foundation and development of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the attended political, cultural and artistic debates, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and CTM, Berlin's unique festival for adventurous music, invite to a special opening party loaded with outrageous ideas and performances that brings together exceptional artists and musicians from Poland and Germany.
FELIX KUBIN (live, Gagarin)
THE COMPLAINER (live, mik.musik.!.)
O TANNENBAUM (DJs)
MARIOLA BRILLOWSKA (films)
WOJCIECH KOSMA (performance/intervention)
The exhibition "Early Years" at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin wanders through the field of institutional self-reflection. It searches for terms fit to describe the emergence of a museum of art in the present, actual artistic, political, and social discourses. The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw requested for this exhibition the collaboration from artists, with whom it had worked so far, in its pioneering days. The Museum shared its anxieties with the group, and they reciprocated with their share of expectations towards the new institution.
Curated by Sebastian Cichocki, Ana Janevski, Katarzyna Karwańska and Joanna Mytkowska, presented by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Artists: Wojciech Bąkowski, Yael Bartana, Tania Bruguera, Oskar Dawicki, Sharon Hayes, Sanja Iveković, Daniel Knorr, KwieKulik, Zbigniew Libera, Anna Molska, Paulina Ołowska, Agnieszka Polska, Joanna Rajkowska, Ahlam Shibli, Jan Smaga, Anna Zaradny, Artur Żmijewski.
"Early Years" and the following party at the same time mark the beginning of the larger project "The Promised City", a cultural initiative between Berlin and Warsaw with program elements also in Mumbai and Bucharest: Artists, curators and academics from Germany, Poland, India, and Romania develop various new creative productions. All of which are interdisciplinary and evolve around subjects of dreams, illusions, and promises of modern metropolises. Within this context, the project "The Knot – Linking the Existing with the Imaginary" – organized by CTM, Raumlabor.Berlin, e-cart.ro and the independent curator Jacub Szreder – will begin end of April in Berlin. The project will be continued with events in Warsaw and Bucharest later in the year.
With the friendly support of the Polish Institute Berlin.
Felix Kubin, born 1969 in Hamburg, lives and works against the gravitation. Experimental and futuristic pop music, electroacoustic music, own record label Gagarin Records, animated cartoon films/experimental short films, radio programs, radio plays, film and theatre music, articles and publications in books and magazines. His most recent projecct is a live concert for 6 rooms, headphone-ensemble and electronics, which will be premiered in collaboration with ensemble Intégrales at this years MärzMusik – Festival of Contemporary Music in Berlin (dates: 21 and 22 March, 2010, at Sophiensaele Berlin).
The Complainer is – next to Retro Sex Galaxy or Mołr Drammaz – one of the many aliases of the polish musician, artist and designer Wojciech Kucharczyk. In 1995 he founded the label mik.musik.!. ("microsize but macroactive!") as a forum for experimental and leftfield music from Poland and thus layed the foundations for an active and growing community of similar minded artists. With Felix Kubin he shares a history of collaboration and friendship, that culminated into the project "TerriTerrorTorium" for Deutschlandradio and ORF/Kunstradio. Kucharczyk lives in Skoczów.
Wojciech Kosma lives between Berlin and London, working between art and composition. His artworks and performances are often spatial, sonic, obliquely interactive and poetic, creating speculative aesthetic interventions in public and gallery spaces. He has exhibited, undertaken commissions and residencies and performed widely in a variety of institutions and arts organisations, as well as informal networks of cultural producers. Most recently in MOMA Warsaw and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
The internationally renown animation film maker, performance artist and art professor Mariola Brillowska was born and raised in Gdansk. Today she lives and works in Hamburg. In 1991 she was granted the Grand Prix of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen for her very first animation film "Grabowski, Haus des Lebens". Her music films have been nominated several times for the german MUVI music video aaward, and in 2007 she won the award with her film "Hond Aerobic". Brillowska has widely exhibited and produced a large number of performances, book publications, DVD and CD releases, some of them on Felix Kubin's Gagarin label, with whom she frequently collaborates.
O Tannenbaum DJs is Pieter and Olivier – two DJs from Berlin who can keep people dancing through the night like no one else in the city. Their music is a highly eclectic mix of the magical tribal vibes, forgotten and unforgotten 80's & 90's dancefloor hits, wave, 70's electropop, dancehall, acid, cumbia, 50's & 60's rarities, but mostly stuff you never ever heard before. O Tannenbaum throw regular events of their own, join in the most interesting parties in the city and beyond, and are residents of TAMTAMTAM parties organized by PLAYBerlin, where they enjoy the status of music deities highly revered among the audience.
|> February 27, 2010