Exhibitions 2020

Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air

7 February to 19 July 2020

The photography exhibition Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air brings together works from various long-term series composed by Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who has captured intimate scenes and communal life in cities such as Lagos, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bamako and Chicago, among many other locations.
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Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006

Lee Mingwei: 禮 Li, Gifts and Rituals

27 March to 12 July 2020

Lee Mingwei’s artistic practice is primarily concerned with rituals of giving and receiving. Until 12 July 2020, the Gropius Bau will present a solo exhibition by the artist, showing his installations and performances from the last three decades. Central to the exhibition is an exploration of art’s potential to be a transformative gift.
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Lee Mingwei, Guernica in Sand, 2006–present

Walking Through Walls

12 September 2019 to 19 January 2020

Walking Through Walls marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most symbolic events of the 20th century, interrogating the experience of vulnerability and anxiety caused by power structures that thrive on confinement and segregation.
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Jose Dávila, "Untitled (Allure)", 2014

Wu Tsang
There is no nonviolent way to look at somebody

4 September 2019 to 12 January 2020

Wu Tsang’s solo exhibition There is no nonviolent way to look at somebody presents films in dialogue with her sculptural practice, working with the interaction of glass, light and text, and including a new stained glass commission conceived for the Gropius Bau.
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