27.06.2012 | 7 pm | KW Institute for Contemporary Art



Discussion with Michael Dorrmann, Prof. Robert Traba, Jakub Majmurek and Igor Stokfiszewski

Several contributions oft he 7th Berlin Biennale deal with culture of commemoration amongst others Łukasz Surowiec's "Berlin Birkenau," Artur Żmijewski's "Berek," "Civil Initiative for the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma Murdered Under the National Socialist Regime;" Deutschlandhaus shows the exhibition "Remembering Piece by Piece" as well as the video documentation of the re-enactment of the battle of Berlin 1945 staged by polish amateur groups in the Spreepark Berlin. But instead of focusing single historical events the discussion aims to explore institutionalized politics of memory in relation to contemporary social antagonisms and the role of historians, artists, and museums within the process of commemoration.

Deutschlandhaus as Venue

The building today known as Deutschlandhaus was built in 1926 as the eastern wing of the adjacent Europahaus. Later taken over by the Third Reich government in 1933, the buildings housed amongst others the Ministry of Labor. [...]More >


Remembering Piece by Piece. First objects for the future exhibition

During and after the Second World War, millions of Germans fled from the territories occupied by German forces in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe as well as from formerly ethnic-German areas and zones. [...]More >

10th Berlin Biennale