Sabina Maria van der Linden
"Give Us The Future" is a presentation of 15 outstanding positions of the contemporary art scene in Berlin. In videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations, the artists take up social issues. In the showroom Kajsa Dahlberg reflects the media of video, text and sound as well as their history of reception in view of the construction and communication of narrative structures.
Give Us The Future
Artists: Carsten Fock, Niklas Goldbach, Elín Hansdóttir, Bettina Hutschek, Sylbee Kim, Sara Lehn, Achim Lengerer, Pia Linz, Adrian Lohmüller, Marina Naprushkina, Mario Pfeifer, Anatoly Shuravlev, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Ming Wong, Amir Yatziv
curator Frank Wagner
With the exhibition Give Us The Future., Neuer Berliner Kunstverein takes on the task to showcase the scholars of the Berlin Senate scholarship of Fine Arts. The exhibition marks the launch of some innovations, as there will be, in comparison to previous shows, new emphases, both thematic and curatorial. It will be a presentation of fifteen outstanding positions of the contemporary art scene in Berlin. The international artists, who are living and working in Berlin, in various ways deal with ideas of the present and the future. The title of a punk song by the British band One Way System from 1982 has become the motto for the exhibition Give Us The Future. At the time the song was meant to be a furious attack against the conservative Thatcher government; however, today, the eponymous exhibition takes a specific look at the present. In videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures and installations, the artists take up social issues and reflect failed utopias as well as approaches of a critical understanding of current and past life plans. They shine a light on the recent developments of Berlin as a center and a trendsetter of the arts and a production site. Accompanying the exhibition, the public program invites to panel discussions, talks on art practice and to theme-based performances.
Within the n.b.k. book series "Berlin," a publication will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, with a foreword by Marius Babias and André Schmitz, as well as essays by Kolja Reichert, Frank Wagner and Silke Wittig.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2–5 pm
Proben zu Peter Weiss (Rehearsing Peter Weiss)
Public reading rehearsal and performance with Achim Lengerer (artist, Berlin)
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 pm
An Economy of Narcissistic Reward
Performance with Sabina Maria van der Linden (artist, Berlin) with Gabriel Walsh (actor, Berlin)
Give Us The Future – Artist Talk
Frank Wagner (curator, Berlin) in conversation with Niklas Goldbach (artist, Berlin), Marina Naprushkina (artist, Berlin) and Ming Wong (artist, Berlin)
Émissions de l'Art Visionnaire. Eine Ansage an den Rundfunk.
Performance with Sara Lehn (artist, Berlin) and Remote Control (artists' group, Berlin)
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7 pm
Zur Lage der Bildenden Kunst in Berlin (On the situation of the fine arts in Berlin)
Panel discussion with Axel Haubrok (collector, Berlin), Heike Catherina Mertens (Director of Arts & Culture, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin), Dr. Ingrid Wagner (Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Berlin) and Corinne Wasmuht (artist, Berlin), moderated by Marius Babias (Director n.b.k.)
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7 pm
Berlin> < Moscow> < Beijing
Video interview with Anatoly Shuravlev (artist, Berlin / Moscow) and Ai Weiwei (artist, Beijing); panel discussion with Anatoly Shuravlev and Michael Zarev (art collector, Kiev / Munich / Moscow), presented by Kurt Aeschbacher (TV host, art collector and President of the Erlenmeyer Foundation, Zurich)
Showroom March 4 – April 18, 2014
Curator Kathrin Becker
Kajsa Dahlberg (born 1973 in Gothenburg, lives and works in Berlin), in her art practice, reflects the media of video, text and sound as well as their history of reception in view of the construction and communication of narrative structures in the context of political representation, history and identity. For her solo exhibition at the n.b.k. Showroom, Dahlberg produced a new cinematic piece that deals with the issue of work and focuses on the phenomenon of time as a central aspect of negotiation in the confrontation of the needs of workers and employers. The examination of time is also reflected on a formal level - referring to video as a time-based medium - and interrelated to the time experienced by the viewer. In addition, a second work by Dahlberg is on show, Ein Zimmer für sich / Ein eigenes Zimmer / Ein Zimmer für sich allein / Vierhundert-dreiunddreißig Bibliotheken (A Room of One’s Own / Four Hundred Thirty-Three Libraries) (2011). For this purpose, the artist had the German edition of Virginia Woolf’s feminist classic A Room of One 's Own (1929) printed in 10,000 copies, marked with numerous marginal notes, highlights and underlinings in different handwritings, which at first she had compiled from all copies available in the Berlin libraries, in order to unite them in this edition. The publication is available free of charge.
Kajsa Dahlberg studied at Konsthögskolan in Malmö and, 2007–2008, took part in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Since 2012, she teaches at the Valand Academy of the University of Gothenburg. Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde (2013); Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2006). Group exhibitions and biennials include: Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2012); based in Berlin (2011); 8th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2011); Turku Biennial (2011); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2011); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Lunds Konsthall (2010); The Kitchen, New York (2009); The Power Plant, Toronto (2009); 1st Athens Biennale (2007); Prague Biennale 3 (2007); The Royal College of Art, London (2007).
Research assistants: Sophia Schultz, Frank Janssen.
Silke Wittig, Head of Communication and Public Program +49 30 2807020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva-Maria Gillich, Communication email@example.com
Opening: Friday 28 February, 7pm
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein NBK
Chausseestraße 128 / 129 10115 Berlin Germany
Exhibition (Ground floor)
Tuesday—Sunday 12—6 pm
Thursday 12—8 pm
Showroom (First floor)
Tuesday—Friday 12—6 pm
Thursday 12—8 pm