Our favourite aspect: CCB’s inclusion of Kassel’s urban space. Plenty of exhibition sites are to be discovered besides the notorious venues of Fridericianum and Documenta Halle. The most acknowledged of those „off-site“ spaces is the derelict Huguenot House built in1826 that was handed over to Chicago based artist Theaster Gates.
The mise en scene of the »brain« and of its objects might not have been everybody’s favourite… but CCB’s approach to root her curatorial choices and thoughts in the past should only be appreciated.
dOCUMENTA (13) is happening and it’s not at all as bad as we feared after hearing Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev‘s (CCB) musings. In the coming weeks, we will present to you our pictures and thoughts of some of the exhibits in cooperation with art-savvy Niche Berlin. Let‘s start with our first impressions.
I met Elisabeth several years ago through a friend, when she had just decided to be a full-time artist and painter. When I met her again just some weeks ago I was more than happy to hear her decision turned out to be the right one and she’s having some major projects to come.
Jana Johanna Häckel is a Berlin-based curator who’s worked for the Verein der Freunde der National Galerie as well as the Boros Collection, and will soon begin a ph.D position in Brussels. Her most recent exhibition “Languages of Revolution” is now on at Kleine Humboldt Galerie in Mitte. The exhibition features artists from nine different countries, with each artist showing works related to the global protest movement which was sparked by last year’s Arab Spring. I sat down with her to talk about the artists’ works and their relation to Berlin’s art scene.