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New York States of Mind

House of World Cultures, Berlin

Exhibition, Film Programme and publication

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Exhibition, Film Programme and publication
curated by Shaheen Merali

The House of World Cultures in Berlin reopens after a year's absence, in which it has upgraded its exhibition spaces to museum standard, with an interdisciplinary programme dedicated to the city of New York.

The overall programme features a number of prominent artists whose work has influenced American art as a whole, as well as having been highly influential within the global context.

The programme includes works by 30 artists and two artist collectives in five categories and a further 63 films by 56 directors, concentrating on different themes and realms of vision. The range of artists represented within the exhibition include historically important figures from the iconic, Marcel Duchamp, Mary Ellen Mark and David Hammons, to a younger emerging group of artists which includes Tavares Strachan, Iona Rozeal Brown and Laura Carton. The film programme traces the growth and the inter-relationship between the city as a subject and the city as a space for mediating difference. Both the extensive film programme and the exhibition programme are supported by a related publication, New York States of Mind, Art in the City, including interviews with the artists, essays and an extended section devoted to the film programme.

Embedded within NEW YORK STATES OF MIND is a series of performances, installations / screenings entitled Shangri-La, with a new performance commissioned for this occasion by Patty Chang and Terence Koh. Michael Joo is represented by a recantation of three video works framed within a new installation and Nikki S. Lee is presenting her recent film work a.k.a. nikki s. lee.

The artists from the Shangri-La category, together with Berlin based artists, will discuss their personal views in the first of the two panel discussions during the conference, Art and Economy. The second panel, entitled The Metanarratives will bring together five key individual voices from the curatorial, academic and collector's viewpoint.

A further satellite project, located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, is In Neuem Kontext, which emerges out of the negotiated reconfigurations by young Asian artists who live in Berlin. For two weeks the six artists, Helen Cho, Hanayo, Yoon Lee, Yudi Noor, Yuka Oyama and Yukihiro Taguchi will transform the St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche’s neo-Romanesque church architecture into installations accompanied by performances and workshops. This project has been co-curated by Tereza de Arruda, Carson Chan and Shaheen Merali assisted by Paige Johnstone.

New York States of Mind, Art in the City, Saqi Books 2007
Edited by Shaheen Merali
ISBN: 0863566073
ISBN13: 9780863566073
360 Pages

Iona Rozeal Brown, Ian Burns, Laura Carton, Carolina Caycedo, CUP, Marcel Duchamp, Rainer Ganahl, Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jonathan Horowitz, Tehching Hsieh, Kim Jones, Jon Kessler, Mark Lombardi, Mary Ellen Mark, Sarah Morris, Gordon Matta-Clark, Josephine Meckseper, Ana Mendieta, William Pope.L, Printed Matter, Inc., Elaine Reichek, Carolee Schneemann, Ward Shelley, Tavares Strachan, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson, Jordan Wolfson.

The exhibition tours to Queens Museum of Art, New York (16/12/2007 - 23/3/ 2008)

Patty Chang, Terence Koh, Michael Joo, Nikki S.Lee
All talks moderated by Shaheen Merali

Wed, 12 Sept - Sun, 16 Sept, Installation
Opening Wed, 12 Sept, 7:30 pm
Michael Joo: White Suite (Horizonless)

Thu, 13 Sept, 7 pm, Talk with the artist

Sun, 16 Sept, 6:30 pm, Performance
Terence Koh: The Sun
7:30 pm, Film
Nikki S. Lee: a.k.a. nikki s. lee, 2006, OV
9 pm, Talk with the artists

Sun, 23 Sept, 6 pm, Performance
Patty Chang: Touch Would
Followed by Talk with the artists

Sun, 16. Sept
12 am - 3 pm
The Narrative and The Metanarratives panels

co-curated by Tereza de Arruda, Carson Chan and Shaheen Merali

Location : St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche, Auguststrasse 90, Berlin-Mitte
Admission: free

11 - 23 Sept
Tues - Fri, 12 am - 7 pm; Sat, 12 am - 10 pm; Sun, 12 am - 6 pm
Opening: Sun, 9 Sept, 4 pm

Sat, 15 Sept, 8 pm Hanayo
Sat, 22 Sept, 8 pm Yudi Noor
Followed by: Talk with the artists and curators

Berlin Flowers by Yuka Oyama
Wed, 11 - Fri, 14 Sept, 11 am - 5 pm, Admission: free
Sat, 15 Sep + Sun, 16 Sep, 2 - 5 pm, in co-operation with NEXT
Location: House of World Cultures

Exhibition "New York States of Mind" and catalogue funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. The "New York" festival is funded by the State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Culture and Media, the Federal Foreign Office, DaimlerChrysler AG and Bayer AG.

House of World Cultures
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin
Tue - Sun 12 - 8 pm

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