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Museum in My Head

Artist Books - Walther König Bookshop

22 March to 16 June 2019

The artist book as an art object in and of itself: Under the title of Museum in My Head, the Walther König Bookshop has curated an exhibition of artist books which focus on collecting and archiving a the Gropius Bau.
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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 approach to filmmaking, which derives from the dark absurdities of everyday life. The exhibition They Died Laughing is an extensive presentation of Abidi’s works, bringing together moving image and print-based works that span two decades.
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Bani Abidi, Karachi Series I, 2009

Ladies on Paper

Recent Works by Vaginal Davis

12 June to 21 July 2019

Ladies on Paper. Recent Works by Vaginal Davis is the first institutional presentation of Vaginal Davis’ paintings in Berlin. Over a period of six weeks, six different recent portraits will be shown successively in single hangings. Taken from a series of works created over the last two years, the paintings depict six different public figures from the worlds of art, film and literature.
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Vaginal Davis, Julian Eltinge, The Countess Charming, 2018
Upcoming

Garden of Earthly Delights

26 July to 1 December 2019

The exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights sees over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present.
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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