Kunst und Philosophie
n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
September 3 – Oktober 30, 2011

Installation view of Kunst und Philosophie, n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 2011
Photo: Nozomi Tomoeda


Kunst und Philosophie
September 3 – Oktober 30, 2011

Artists: João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Swantje Hielscher, Thomas Hirschhorn, Bethan Huws, Kitty Kraus, Marcellvs L., Christian Schwarzwald, Richard Wright, Haegue Yang

Philosophers: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Ray Brassier, Simon Critchley, François Jullien, Catherine Malabou, Boyan Manchev, Chantal Mouffe, Nina Power, Marcus Steinweg

Curator: Marcus Steinweg
Apparently, there is a friendship between art and philosophy. As with every friendship, articulating a certain difference is part of it. Art and philosophy are not the same. But the difference already passes through the concept of art and philosophy itself. Perhaps art and philosophy are connected by the fact that art generates a singular concept of art, and philosophy its own conception of philosophy. The exhibition invites artists to define for themselves a relation to philosophy: from the perspective and with the means of artistic articulation.


Exhibited work

Schnur im Nebel (Introtourismus) – erneut eingeschlossen, 2011