In her solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin-based artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke explores hidden traces of violence that shape history and the present unnoticed. The exhibition confronts historical erasures and examines the role of censorship and violence in the history of art and politics in Central Europe. At the centre is the project “Blind Current Extracts” (2023), which refers to a collection of paintings censored and confiscated by the Soviet secret service in the 1930s. Today, the collection is housed in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. In addition, the new production “Bud’mo”, a video-sound project produced in Ukraine in spring 2023, will be shown for the first time at Hamburger Bahnhof.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke, born 1978 in Tunis with Ukrainian and Tunisian background, presents the project “Blindstrom-Extrakte” (2023) at Hamburger Bahnhof. Adapted for Berlin, the version of the work originally conceived for the …
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Fig. above: Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Blind Current Extracts, 2023, Isaac Brodsky, Portrait of Unknown; Efim Cheptsov, Harvest Inspection, 1937, © Nadia Kaabi-Linke / 2023 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Timo Kaabi-Linke