• Vernissage
  • Open Air Screening

Agnes Denes. Early Work

Opening of the exhibition

6 pm Exhibition opening with an introduction by the curators

8 pm Open Air Screening “Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Agnes Denes” in front of Galerie im Körnerpark

The collaborative project “If the Berlin Wind Blows My Flag” examines the artistic scenes in West Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall, based on the history of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Launched in 1963, the residency program brought outstanding international artists to West Berlin as a signal against the “cultural isolation” of the city, and through its activities continues to leave its mark on many artists’ biographies to this day. If the Berlin Wind Blows My Flag looks at the cultural and historical significance of the program in the context of the Cold War, focusing on its contributions to the city’s development as an art metropolis and the internationalization of the art scenes in West Berlin.

Galerie im Körnerpark hosts the first German solo exhibition by Agnes Denes since 1978. Agnes Denes. Early Work revisits the artist’s concepts and proposals for an Artists-in-Berlin Program grant that never materialized. In addition to a newly created wall piece, early photographs, and drawings from the 1970s and 1980s will be on view, offering a glimpse into the influences that continue to shape Denes’s artistic direction, such as science, ecology, and body politics.

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© Photo: Agnes Denes. Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. Graphic design: Klimaite Klimaite, Berlin
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