EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
RECEPTION OF RECEPTION
Contemporary art in the atrium of Humboldt University in Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
DURATION: 12 December – 31 January 2015 (Closed on holidays: 24 December to 3 January)
OPENING HOURS:11. 12. 2014 Wed – Sat, 12pm – 18pm, guided tours: Saturdays 3pm and by appointment
OPENING: 7pm 29. 01. 2015 With a speech from Prof. Dr. Susanne von Falkenhausen (Professor for New Art History with focus modernity)
FINISSAGE: 7pm Résumé with a lecture from Johannes Breyer (Graphic Designer)
The exhibition Reception of Reception invites the viewers to critically reflect upon today’s experience of the arts, prompting them to break free from die-hard habits. It encourages a continuous requestioning of the common approach to art: How do we look at art today? What influences our way of dealing with art? What is my relation to art? What can I get out of contemporary art?
Especially in art capitals such as New York, London and Berlin, spectacular exhibitions open on a daily basis. The grand museums never before experienced such an immense afflux, their entrances blocked almost daily by endless queues of visitors. Nonetheless one could – in light of the marketization of the museum business, mass tourism, event hypes, the flood of digital images and selfie culture – pose the question of how attentively art is and can be looked at.
The title Reception of Reception refers both to the reception of the artist’s work through the viewer as well as to the artist’s dealing with the viewer’s reception in his or her work. Most of the exhibits shown are autonomous works of art, even though their reference to reality allows them to also function as documents of contemporary art reception.
In effect, the reception of art – itself the subject in this context – also represents a point of origin for further reactions. The prerogative of interpretation implemented by institutions through text and presentation is critically questioned.
Reception of Reception invites viewers to pause for a moment, to exchange impressions and ultimately realize the awareness-creating potential of contemporary art.
Curated by Sebastian Peter
Benjamin de Burca & Barbara Wagner Patrice Peck
at Köepenicker Str. 96
Friday 5 April 2019 at 19:00h
at Auguststrasse 68
Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 12:00h
at Stauffenbergstr. 1
Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 19:00h