Art Exhibition & Party (Free Entry)
"An die Freunde" curated by Anna Erickson
Opening: Friday, 2nd of May, 2014, 9pm - Late
"Looking back on a great KIK ONE, we are now happy to invite you to KIK TWO - the second event of the art exhibition series KIK (Kino International Kunst)."
Christopher Winter and Peter Wilde (Directors of KIK)
"An die Freunde" will include works from the following artists:
Oystein Aasan, Awst & Walther, Maxime Ballesteros, Marcel Buhler, Jonas Burgert, Ed Clive, Zhivago Duncan, Martin Eder, Thomas Eller, Cecile Evans, Amir Fattal, Paul Green, Anthony James, Fiona James, Marin Majic, Jonathan Meese, Nicolas Provost, Ariel Reichman, Cornelia Renz, Emilie Trice, Pete Wheeler, Peter Wilde, Christopher Winter
"Berlin occupies a unique space within the art world, which perhaps one doesn’t fully appreciate until they’ve lived there and then moved away. The creative community that Berlin fosters – exhaustively documented by the international press – is still something that deserves to be celebrated.
'An die Freunde' brings together a group of artists whose paths all led to Berlin; paths which have intersected, evolved, diverged, re-connected. Their work represents diverse practices across varied media, but they all share a Berlin story. The city’s promise of time and space, two qualities significantly lacking in other cultural capitals, has made it a breeding ground for artistic experimentation and exchange, for creative collaboration and discourse.
My time living in Berlin was brief by many standards, 2008-2011, but since leaving I’ve returned often and always found the city instantly refreshing: intellectually, socially, aesthetically. The friendships made within the community that Berlin provided continue to enrich my life, every day. Berlin is an enabler – to the detriment of some, sure – but to the benefit of many more. “An die Freunde” pays homage to Berlin and its artistic community, and a celebration of friendship and DIY culture.
Nicholas Provost will be showing in the main movie theatre. 'The Invader and The Origine of The World' is the opening scene of Provost's feature film 'The Invader' which tells the story of an immigrant trying to find love in the paradise of Europe. The film starts with a replica of 'The Origine of the World' and suggests that the main character and his journey are born out of woman, out of a love, which he will never be able to grasp."
About the curator:
Anna Erickson is currently living and working in New York. Previously, she was the Director of Haunch of Venison, Berlin, where she organized shows for Damien Hirst, Michael Joo and Yoko Ono, among others. As an independent curator, her most recent exhibition “Amor Fati” was on view at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. While living in Berlin, Anna curated the Tape Modern Shows “Earthly Delights” and “In Fifteen Minutes Everybody Will Be Famous.”
About the Kino and the Exhibition Series:
Kino International is a landmark building and cinema on the Karl-Marx-Allee, which is now devoting its attention towards visual art. KIK (Kino International Kunst) will organise a series of art exhibitions at the venue on a non-profit basis. The uniqueness of KIK is the world-class quality of the movie theatre, which will be used for each exhibition as a screening point and focus for an artist’s video. Later on in the evening there will be a party with DJ’s. The third event “KIK THREE – Dizzyland” curated by Christopher Winter will be opening on Friday, 19th of September to accompany Berlin Art Week.