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KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art: Exhibition programme 2024

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KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art has released their Exhibition programme for the year 2024.

Image above: KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, photo: Marco Funke

Exhibition programme in spring

Franz Wanner – Mind the Memory Gap
24 March – 14 July 2024
Maschinenhaus M1
Curator: Kathrin Becker

In his first solo exhibition in Berlin, Franz Wanner (* 1975 in Bad Tölz, lives in Zurich and Munich) investigates the present-day repercussions of the widespread exploitation of forced labor under National Socialism. Using photographs, texts, films, and objects, the artist reveals social continuities from the Nazi era to today as well as gaps in Germany’s culture of remembrance.

Developed for the KINDL in collaboration with the Harun Farocki Institute, Berlin, with the support of the Farocki Forum at the Department of Film Studies at the University of Zurich, and the Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung. The exhibition will be shown at Kunst Meran / Merano Arte from October 2025 to January 2026. 

Kerstin Honeit – THIS IS POOR! Patterns of Poverty
24 March – 14 July 2024
M1 VideoSpace 
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Building on current discourses on class, Kerstin Honeit (* 1977 in Berlin, lives in Berlin) examines social structures that foster massive economic inequality in her latest video work, premiering at the KINDL. In this poetic narrative of resistance, the artist collaborates with members of the Berlin Street Choir and her family, juxtaposing “decors of poverty” from her home interior with the architecture of the Steglitzer Kreisel in Berlin. This iconic victim of luxury real estate speculation was once a communal site as the seat of the district authority and a social welfare office. 

Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Stiftung Kunstfonds.

Ré-imaginer le passé
24 March – 28 July 2024 
Maschinenhaus M2
Curators: Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, Isabel Raabe, Ibou C. Diop, Malick Ndiaye

Artists: Elsa M’Bala, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Caroline Gueye, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Ibrahima Thiam, Viyé Diba, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Uriel Orlow, baobab création, C& Center of Unfinished Business

This exhibition developed in Dakar prompts a reevaluation of the past and paves the way for alternative forms of knowledge and knowledge transfer. In their installations, photographs, and objects, participating artists explore how the future can be imagined from a decolonial perspective. 

Ré-imaginer le passé was first showcased in 2023 at Musée Theodore Monod in Dakar. It is part of the artistic research project TALKING OBJECTS LAB – Decolonizing Knowledge, a series of events, artist residencies, and exhibitions held in Senegal, Kenya, Germany, and other countries since 2020.

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Pro Helvetia, and the Harald-Breuer-Stiftung.

Emma Talbot – In the End, the Beginning
17. September 2023 – 26. May 2024
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Emma Talbot (* 1969 in Stourbridge, lives in London and Italy) developed a site-specific installation consisting of paintings on silk, sculptural ensembles, and hanging objects for the Kesselhaus at the KINDL, in which archaic voices are brought back to life: Furies, sirens, oracles, witches, and spirits warn of our disastrous present and point to alternatives that make a viable future conceivable.

Summer programme

50 Gramm Kunst – A Participatory Project 
14. July – 21. July 2024

Since 2021, the KINDL outreach programme 50 Gramm Kunst invites the public to take part in creative summer workshops culminating in a large collaborative exhibition at the Kesselhaus.

Fall exhibition programme

Alfredo JaarThe End of the World
15. September 2024 – 1. June 2025
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Alfredo Jaar (* 1956 in Santiago de Chile, lives in New York) is an artist, architect, and filmmaker. For over 40 years, he has examined complex sociopolitical issues and the limits and ethics of representation. For the Kesselhaus at the KINDL, he will create a new site-specific installation centered around the current state of the world. Drawing from a five-year research project focused on our ailing planet, the artist will share his insights into the ecological and political crises that loom over our future.

Samuel Fosso
15. September 2024 – 2. February 2025 
Maschinenhaus M1
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Samuel Fosso (* 1962 in Kumba, Cameroon, lives in Bangui, Central African Republic and Paris, France) is one of Africa’s most renowned photographic artists. In his theatrical self-portraits, he adapts iconic images of historical figures and social stereotypes. For this solo exhibition, the KINDL will showcase a selection of Fosso’s works from the 1970s to the present.

Nina E. SchönefeldRIDE OR DIE
15. September 2024 – 16. February 2025 
M1 VideoSpace
Curator: Kathrin Becker

Nina E. Schönefeld (* 1972 in Berlin, lives in Berlin) works as an interdisciplinary video artist. The future scenarios in her art works are closely linked to current political, ecological, and social issues in the world. For the KINDL, she will develop a new film. 

The New Subject. Mutating Rights and Conditions of Living Bodies 
15. September 2024 – 16. February 2025 
Symposium: 23. November 2024
Maschinenhaus M2
Curators: The Creative Association of Curators TOK (Anna Bitkina und Maria Veits)

Artists: Oshin Siao Bhatt, Sarah Browne, Yevgeniy Fiks, Tore Hallas, Tirdad Hashemi, Saodat Ismailova, Kyuri Jeon, Aziza Kadyri, Flo Kasearu, Björn Larsson and Carl Johan Erikson, Albina Mokhryakova, Adina Pintilie, Ajla R. Steinvåg und andere

The New Subject is the fourth and final exhibition of a series of interconnected shows exploring the evolving challenges of the body in relation to global biopolitics and technological advancements, with a focus on legal, somatic, and cognitive dimensions. The show will be accompanied by a public program, including a symposium scheduled for November.

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) and the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).


Opening hours:
Wed, noon – 8 pm
Thu – Sun, noon – 6 pm


KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Sudhaus 3
12053 Berlin


YOU for KINDL: 10 euro
KINDL for YOU: 7 euro
Reduced admission: 4 euro

If you don’t apply for reduced admission, you now have the choice between two prices: You can pay 7 euros (KINDL for YOU) or support the KINDL with 10 euros (YOU for KINDL).

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