Close up. An opportunity to explore the cinematographic aspect of artist's work, in particular, the large-format self-portraits that make up a major part of her oeuvre. Early films are being screened in the gallery. She will display archive material in a curated space that gives insight into the political and social climate of the 1960s and '70s.
Oktober 1, 2005 KW Institute for Contemporary Art opens Katharina Sieverding: Close up. Close up has been presented at P.S.1MoMA until the end of February 2005 and was the first comprehensive solo showing of the artistâ€™s work in New York. From October 2 to November 27, 2005 the exhibit will be shown at KW in significally altered form and an additional outdoor work.
Close up will give a unique opportunity to explore the cinematographic aspect of Sieverdingâ€™s work, in particular, the large-format self-portraits that make up a major part of her oeuvre. In addition early films are being screened in the gallery. Furthermore Katharina Sieverding will display archive material in a curated space that gives insight into the political and social climate of the 1960s and â€˜70s.
The exhibit, which was curated by Alanna Heiss together with Daniel Marzona and Amy Smith Stewart, is the result of close collaboration between P.S.1MoMA, New York and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
The exhibit is accompanied by a catalogue, edited by Klaus Biesenbach, of more than 550 pages, which includes a comprehensive presentation of the influential image production. The catalogue also features essays by Norman Bryson, Sabeth Buchmann, Katja Diefenbach, Brian OÂ´Doherty und Abigail Solomon-Godeau and others.
Close up was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin as well as Rosa and Gilberto Sandretto, and Julia Stoschek.
The creation and publication of the catalogue was made possible thanks to the support of Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, DÃ¼sseldorf.
Thanks to the Circle of Friends of the Kunst-Werke Berlin â€“ Gesellschaft fÃ¼r zeitgenÃ¶ssische Kunst e.V. for financing the poster campaign.
Opening adress by Adrienne Goehler, curator of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Alanna Heiss, Director of P.S.1MoMA at 7 pm.
Opening October 1, 2005, 5 â€“ 9 pm
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69 I 10117 Berlin
Opening: Saturday, October 1, 2005, 5 â€“ 9 pm
Admission 6 Euro, 4 Euro concessions