• MAY 26 to AUG 25
    Kunst- Werke
    Solo Exhibition
    Kader Attia Repair. 5 Acts


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 26 to AUG 25, 2013

    Event Location

    Kunst- Werke

    Auguststraße 69 D-10117 Berlin

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    Repair. 5 Acts at KW Institute for Contemporary Art is French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. Attia develops a site-specific installation in five acts, which continues his ongoing artistic research into cultural exchange processes between occidental and extra occidental cultures. Repair. 5 Acts draws from historical African cult objects as well as from the history of European art, combining and fusing different historical and political places, times, mediums and materials.

    Repair. 5 Acts
    combines seemingly unrelated topics, such as the European approach to its own colonial past and its current policy of integration, or theories of identity construction. With this installation, Attia further examines his longstanding research into processes of re-appropriation, as most recently presented at dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. A fundamental reference point of Repair. 5 Acts is the productivity of dissonance: what is generated in the gap between the rational and the abstract; between culture, politics, and science on the one hand, and spiritualism and metaphysics on the other. Repair. 5 Acts both binds and separates those complex universes.

    Kader Attia's (*1970 in Dugny) work is influenced by his life experiences between different cultures and places, and their contrasting structures. Attia's photographs, videos and large-scale installations explore the rich potential between sensual experiences of form and rational construction of reality.

    With the generous support by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin.

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