Hito Steyerl — at Neuer Berlin Kunstverein

Hito Steyerl

 

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestrasse 128/129, Berlin
November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Curator: Marius Babias

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Hito Steyerl, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2019. Courtesy the artist; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe
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Hito Steyerl, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2019. Courtesy the artist; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe

Hito Steyerl, who artistically and socially reflects our world in times of hypercapitalism, digital lifestyles, globalization, and growing political crises, is one of the most influential artists of our time. In 2009, she presented her first solo exhibition in a German institution at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), which was followed by n.b.k.’s publication of the monograph Hito Steyerl (2010) and the collection of essays Hito Steyerl. Beyond Representation (2016). In 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, n.b.k. is again dedicating a solo exhibition to her work, presenting the video installation This is the Future (2019) together with the largescale site-specific installation MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE. In cooperation with the artists Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (*1983 in Kutaissi / Georgien) and Miloš Trakilović (*1989 in Tuzla / Bosnia and Herzegovina) Steyerl has developed a new lecture, in which her preoccupation with the conditions of capitalist production, consumer culture, and the mechanisms of commodification is continued. The exhibition enables visitors to experience the urgency and topicality of Steyerl’s artistic, political practice and its thematic focuses. This is the Future is complemented by the augmented reality app PowerPflanzenOS, which is provided free of charge to visitors as a download.

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via press release, Neuer Berlin Kunstverein, Berlin
Featured Image: Hito Steyerl, 2017 © photo: Trevor Paglen. Courtesy Hito Steyerl, Andrew Kreps, New York, and Esther Schipper, Berlin