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.
The Black Image Corporation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.