Realty

REALTY is a program currently hosted by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin and the Sommerakademie Paul Klee, among others. It is curated by Tirdad Zolghadr and promotes strategies to overcome Contemporary Art’s complicity with gentrification.

Episode 12:

VILLEGGIATURA
Rural gentrification, contemporary art, and other options, old and new

15 May–18 May 2020
KW Institute for Contemporary Art & Werkstatt Haus der Statistik, Berlin, DE

How do urban and rural patterns of gentrification and population displacement differ? For all the discrepancies, can city and country resort to common sociopolitical strategies to overcome these patte...

Episode 11:

STATISTA
Statecraft, Pioneer Usage, Representation

20 May–31 Dec 2019
Haus der Statistik, Berlin, DE

In September 2015, a banner designed by the Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser (Berlin Alliance of Artist Studios Under Threat) announced the establishment of a center for socio-cultural purpos...

Language: Deutsch, English

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Episode 10:

Ethics as Authorship
A Preliminary Study of Institutional Power Structures

18 Dec 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

In 2018 we assume ethical conduct in the arts should come as naturally as breathing. But at closer inspection, our ethical powerhouses seem more like a new breed of stratified value systems than anyth...

Language: English

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Episode 9:

STATECRAFT
Repurposing Contemporary Art, with Agendas in Mind Beyond Contemporary Art

14 Nov–17 Nov 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

The REALTY program addresses the art field’s complicity with the ongoing financialization and gentrification of city space. Contemporary Art plays a well-documented role in the way cities are being...

Episode 8:

SPACECRAFT
Entrenchment Tactics, Cryptofinancial or Otherwise

08 Nov–13 Oct 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

SPACECRAFT addresses long-term strategies of financing and co-ownership that offer a contrast to the punishing precarity of Contemporary Art. It asks which methods of collectivization and cryptofinanc...

Episode 7:

Emotional Blackmail
Billboard Propaganda with Larissa Fassler

02 Nov–12 Nov 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

2017, the real estate firm Pandion acquired sizable plots of land near Moritzplatz. The high-end development marks a tipping point that will arguably redefine the neighborhood’s identity. Large-scal...

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