1. Research Library

        3rd Berlin Biennale: komplex berlin/complex berlin

        Uta Meta Bauer


        Cologne Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König 2004

        ISBN 3-883757888

      1. This ‘publication’ (more like a combined extended catalog/reader) accompanied the 3rd Berlin Biennale (14.2–18.4.2004), curated by Uta Meta Bauer. It took place in KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Martin-Gropius Bau, with a film program in Kino Arsenal. The third iteration of the Biennale explicitly took the city’s division into East and West as its reference point, with a focus on works exploring the urban dynamics of Berlin’s artistic production, cityscape, various cultural scenes, and increasing role as an international contemporary art metropolis. The exhibition was divided into so-called ‘hubs’: Migration, Urban Conditions, Sonic Scapes, Fashions and Scenes, and Other Cinemas. Somewhat discounted at the time, in retrospect this iteration of the biennale has come to be seen as one of the more coherent considerations of Berlin’s locale and how art production functions within it. Exhibited artists included: Fernando Bryce, Banu Cennetoğlu, Florian Hecker, Melik Ohanian, Ulrike Ottinger, Mathias Poledna, Aura Rosenberg, Bojan Sarčević, Dierk Schmidt, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, and Amelie von Wulffen. See in particular texts on Berlin and its artistic scene/artistic production by: FW researcher Simon Sheikh, Marius Babias, Boris Buden, and Hito Steyerl. See also the short guide (‘exhibition catalog’ to the 3rd Berlin Biennale.