until 06.02. | #3126ARTatBerlin | KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst presents from 29th August 2021 the group exhibition “Ende Neu” in Maschinenhaus M1 as well as the exhibition Good ended happily by the artist Basir Mahmood Eli Cortiñas in the video space.
Ende Neu – Group Show
Katja Aufeger, Angela de la Cruz, Caterina Gobbi, Bastian Hoffmann, Soshi Matsunobe, Renaud Regnery, Michael Sailstorfer, Nicola Samori.
Hazard prevention, security measures, de-escalation—attempts are usually made to control and prevent destructive forces in the face of political conflicts, environmental disasters, and pandemic developments. However, art, literature, and philosophy see destruction not only as an act with a ruinous end, but also as a potential beginning from which something new can emerge.
Katja Aufleger, BECAUSE IT’S YOU, 2020, Farbdruck auf Stoff, LED-Leuchtkasten © Katja Aufleger
The group exhibition Ende Neu focuses on the productive potential of destructive forces. It brings together works by eight international artists in which the phenomenon of destruction appears in various ways—for example, as a visible process of transformation, acoustic irritation, or latently perceptible danger. The selected works, which span the genres of painting, video, and sound, question the dialectic of things brought to an end and possible new beginnings in an astute, poetic, and often humorous way. With wanton interventions, they question the principle of cause and effect, arouse confusion, instigate disruptions, and boycott familiar conditions and processes.
The exhibition is curated by Magdalena Mai and Manuel Kirsch.
Basir Mahmood – Good ended happily at Maschinenhaus M1 (Video Space)
(begins simultaneously on 29th August, until 27th February 2022)
In his videos, films, and photographs, Basir Mahmood (* 1985 in Lahore, Pakistan, lives in Amsterdam and Lahore) creates poetic scenarios that focus on social and historical issues as well as his personal environment.
His works often revolve around everyday objects, gestures, situations, and events and explore spaces between identity, memory, and a melancholy that stems from social inequality. Mahmood questions his own position as an artist by taking on different roles: author, initiator of encounters and situations, and observer.
The starting point for the single-channel video work Good ended happily (2018, 13:05 min.) is Mahmood’s interest in the working processes of the movie industry. He left the production to a film crew from “Lollywood” in Lahore—once a thriving center of the film industry, which today only has a marginal presence in Pakistan’s cultural landscape.
The only directions he gave to the crew were that the film should revolve around the events surrounding the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. In the film, Mahmood makes the instructions from the director, cameraman, and assistant audible, so that the production process develops a reality of its own.
The exhibition is curated by Kathrin Becker.
Opening: Saturday, 28th August 2021 from 2:00 to 10:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Sunday, 29th August 2021 – Sunday, 6th February 2022 / 27th February 2022
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