And Berlin Will Always Need You

Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin

22 March to 16 June 2019

The Gropius Bau explores the concept of crafts and handmade processes in Berlin’s contemporary art scene, taking its history as a former museum for decorative arts and educational institution as a starting point.
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Nevin Aladağ, “Paravent, Social Fabric #1”, 2012

Museum in My Head

Artist Books - Walther König Bookshop

22 March to 16 June 2019

Coinciding with the reopening of the Gropius Bau in March, the Walther König Bookshop curates an exhibition of artist books focusing on collecting and archiving.
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Museum in My Head. Artist books – Walter König Bookshop

The Black Image Corporation

Theaster Gates

25 April to 28 July 2019

With The Black Image Corporation, Theaster Gates has conceived a participatory exhibition which explores the fundamental legacy of Johnson Publishing Company archives. Featuring more than four million images, they have contributed to shape the aesthetic and cultural languages of African American identity.
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Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965

Bani Abidi
They Died Laughing

6 June to 22 September 2019

Bani Abidi is known for her distinctive filmmaking aesthetic, which derives from the dark absurdities of everyday life. Opening in June, her solo exhibition They Died Laughing will bring together moving image and print-based works spanning over a decade.
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Bani Abidi, Karachi Series I, 2009

Garden of Earthly Delights

26 July to 1 December 2019

Garden of Earthly Delights provides a space for inspiration and critical reflection. In this large-scale group exhibition, artists including Pipilotti Rist, Rashid Johnson, Maria Thereza Alves, Uriel Orlow, Jumana Manna, Taro Shinoda and Heather Phillipson interpret the motif of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world and as a poetic expression to explore the complexities of our increasingly precarious world.
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Pipilotti Rist, Homo sapiens sapiens, 2005

Wu Tsang

4 September 2019 to 12 January 2020

Following her year as part of Gropius Bau’s In House: Artist in Residence programme, Wu Tsang’s solo exhibition opens in September. The exhibition presents a selection of existing moving-image works alongside a new film.
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Wu Tsang. We hold where study, 2017

Walking Through Walls

12 September 2019 to 12 January 2020

The thematic exhibition Walking Through Walls presents a contemporary panorama of the artistic responses made to the detrimental effects of human-made barriers, divisions and walls, showcasing works by Jose Dávila, Mona Hatoum, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Christian Odzuck, Anri Sala, Regina Silveira, alongside many others.
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Jose Dávila, "Untitled (Allure)", 2014