squatting. erinnern, vergessen, besetzen
Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
April 2 – May 24, 2010

Photo: Werner J. Hannappel (Berlin)

squatting. erinnern, vergessen, besetzen

Squatting shows 22 works by seventeen artists in a format that aims to involve visitors in a mostly serious, sometimes entertaining, but always intense dialog with art. The exhibition takes as its point of departure a form of memory that is not only backward-looking. This active form of remembering—and forgetting—is understood as a need felt by society as a whole, and as one basis for the production and reception of artworks.

Squatting brings together works which take memory as their theme and focus on experiences with places, situations, people, and actions. The featured artworks occupy a space (the Temporäre Kunsthalle) whose location (Schlossplatz) is itself charged with political memories and ideological interventions.

Press release, Temporäre Kunsthalle, 2010


Exhibited work

Doubles and Couples – Version Berlin, 2010