On Caring, Repairing and Healing*

16 September 2022 to 15 January 2023

In autumn 2022, the Gropius Bau hosts a large-scale exhibition centering on caring, repairing and healing. Through installation, painting, audio and an extensive performance programme, On Caring, Repairing and Healing is a call to change. The ambitious exhibition aims to establish common ground on a matter whose relevance for individuals, communities and institutions is all the more acute in the pandemic age.

Kader Attia, Untitled, 2017

Kader Attia, Untitled, 2017, Exhibition view, The Field of Emotion, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2018

Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Continua, photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

About the exhibition

On Caring, Repairing and Healing is broad in its scope, showing how artists, healers and researchers suggest answers to urgent concerns: the material repair of objects, the care of all bodies and the environment, and the experiences of minorities, women and Indigenous people. Topics include land and territory, kinship and chosen families, and the politicisation of health – historically and today.

On the entire ground floor of the Gropius Bau, over twenty international artists will present works drawing on Indigenous and First Nations knowledge systems, challenging the foreign domination of female bodies, or charting changing notions of ability and disability. The exhibition shows the links between colonial, physical, psychological and material trauma. Building on Ámà: 4 Days on Caring, Repairing and Healing held in November 2021, the show invites us to reconsider art institutions and to ask what is accessible and for whom.

Curated by Brook Andrew, Kader Attia, Natasha Ginwala, Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz and Stephanie Rosenthal with Clare Molloy in collaboration with SERAFINE1369, In House: Artist in Residence at the Gropius Bau 2021

* Working title

Partners:  Wall,  Yorck Kinogruppe
Media partners:  Arte,  BerlinArtLink,  Cosmo,  Elephant,  Monopol,  Tagesspiegel

On Caring, Repairing and Healing is organised in collaboration with Logo Wellcome .