17/04/2014
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PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #2: Ai Weiwei + Lu Yang, March 28 – April 27

PANDAMONIUM: MEDIA ART FROM SHANGHAI

A Collaboration Between CHRONUS ART CENTER Shanghai and MOMENTUM Berlin

MICRO-EXHIBITIONS: 12 MARCH – 29 June 2014

GALLERY WEEKEND PREVIEW: 1 – 4 May 2014

GROUP SHOW: 9 MAY – 1 JUNE 2014

A Series of Artist Residencies, Open Studios, Micro-Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Parties, Provocations, and a Group Exhibition Curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott

 

PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #2:

AI Weiwei + Lu Yang

March 28 – April 27 | 13:00 – 19:00

At MOMENTUM: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenlatz 2, Berlin Kruezberg

To coincide with Ai Weiwei’s exhibition, “Evidence”, opening at Berlin’s Martin Gropius Bau on April 2nd, PANDAMONIUM dedicates our next Micro-Exhibition to this renowned bad boy of contemporary art. And alongside the bad boy, we present a bad girl – one of the 2 women artists in PANDAMONIUM, this provocative young artist is being shown in Berlin for the first time.

To find out more, click on: PANDAMONIUM

Join the Event on Facebook to receive program updates and invitations to special events. Click on: FACEBOOK EVENT

24/03/2014
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PANDAMONIUM In Today’s Tagesspiegel!

Check out PANDAMONIUM in today’s Tagesspiegel – Germany’s leading newspaper!
Thanks to Thomas Eller for his article highlighting all of Berlin’s great Chinese exhibitions this spring in the special China inlay in today’s Tagesspiegel.
Press Clipping_Tagesspiegel – CLICK HERE
For the German speakers amongst you, the paper got our curators wrong. PANDAMONIUM is curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott. Keep up with all the news on:
Our Facebook Event – CLICK HERE
And on our Exhibition Page – CLICK HERE.

22/03/2014
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PANDAMONIUM links up with “8 Of Paths” as Partner Exhibitions

PANDAMONIUM: MEDIA ART FROM SHANGHAI

A Collaboration Between CHRONUS ART CENTER Shanghai and MOMENTUM Berlin

Is Proud To Announce Our Partner Exhibition

The 8 Of Paths: Art In Beijing

Organized by Yu Zhang, Curated by Thomas Eller, Guo Xiaoyan, and Andreas Schmid

29 April – 13 July 2014

Exhibition in the Uferhallen, Uferstraße 8, 13357 Berlin, Germany

Click Here To Join their Facebook Page
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““The 8 of Paths”” presents 23 positions by young artists living in Beijing, giving a vibrant profile to a previously unknown China. Focusing on a generation of artists born from the mid-1970s on, “”The 8 of Paths”” showcases a generation who have gained new possibilities and new freedoms. “”The 8 of Paths” is co-curated by Andreas Schmid, one of the curators of China Avant-Garde, the iconic 1993 exhibition at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt which, being the very first exhibition of contemporary Chinese art outside China itself, jump started an interest in Chinese contemporary art in the West. Thomas Eller, also co-curator of “”The 8 of Paths””, is one of the artists participating in PANDAMONIUM, and is on the Board of MOMENTUM. “This exhibition is part of the celebrations to mark Berlin and Beijing’’s 20th anniversary as partner cities. ”The 8 of Paths” takes place concurrently with PANDAMONIUM, so stay tuned for updates and invitations to both exhibitions. More news on the PANDAMONIUM Facebbok Event: Click Here.

08/03/2014
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PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibitions: A New Show Every Week at MOMENTUM, 12 March – 27 April

PANDAMONIUM: MEDIA ART FROM SHANGHAI

A Collaboration Between CHRONUS ART CENTER Shanghai and MOMENTUM Berlin

MICRO-EXHIBITIONS: 12 MARCH – 27 April 2014

GALLERY WEEKEND PREVIEW: 1 – 4 May 2014

GROUP SHOW: 9 MAY – 1 JUNE 2014

A 4-Month Series of Artist Residencies, Open Studios, Micro-Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Parties, Provocations, and a Group Exhibition Curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott

 

PANDAMONIUM Micro-Exhibition #1:

Ming Wong + Hu Jieming

March 12 – 23 | 13:00 – 19:00

 

WHAT IS PANDAMONIUM??? The collision of Panda Diplomacy – China’s longstanding practice of sending incredibly cute fluffy mammals into the world – with its most enticing cultural export of the day: Contemporary Art.

To find out more, click on: PANDAMONIUM

Join the Event on Facebook to receive program updates and invitations to special events. Click on: FACEBOOK EVENT

04/03/2014
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Partner Event: ARTPOOL Panel at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 19 March at 18:00
at Moholy-Nagy Gallery Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
Dorotheenstrasse 12, 10117 Berlin

The Collegium Hungaricum Berlin Present:

ARTPOOL – The Experimental Art Archive of East-Central Europe
History of an active archive for producing, networking, curating, and researching art since 1970

BOOK LAUNCH and PANEL DISCUSSION With:
René Block (Berlin), David Elliott (curator and writer, Berlin), Dr. Beata Hock (cultural historian, University of Leipzig), Dr. Bojana Pejic (art historian, Berlin), Franciska Zólyom (director, GfZK – Galerie für Zeitgenööische Kunst, Leipzig)
For more information click on: ARTPOOL
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28/02/2014
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Announcing Partnership with NCCA: the National Center for Contemporary Arts in St. Petersburg

MOMENTUM is very proud to announce our partnership with the NCCA Art Residency in Kronstadt!
Mariana Vassileva, of the MOMENTUM Collection, begins her Artist Residency on March 1st.
MOMENTUM is proud to serve on the recommendations committee for this Artist Residency.
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The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) is a museum, exhibition center, and research institution aiming to support and promote Russian contemporary art in the global context. The NCCA develops and implements art, architecture, and design projects in Russia and abroad. The North-Western Branch of NCCA was established in 1995 as the first regional branch of NCCA, focusing on art and cultural projects promoting the dialogue of contemporary art within the St Petersburg cultural background. NCCA offers an artist-in-residence facility in the historic city of Kronstadt on Kotlin Island in St. Petersburg.
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27/02/2014
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March 1st: Finissage of The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai with an Artist Talk by Map Office

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES REVISITED:
SELECTED VIDEO WORKS FROM THE 1ST KIEV BIENNALE
Curated By David Elliott
Featuring: Lutz Becker, John Bock, Gülsün Karamustafa, Tracey Moffatt, Map Office, Miao Xiaochun, and Yang Fudong
At CAC | CHRONUS ART CENTER, Shanghai
16 January – 2 March 2014

For more information on the Finissage, please visit: Chronus Art Center Events

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THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES REVISITED closes in Shanghai this weekend, but MOMENTUM’s ongoing collaboration with CAC | Chronus Art Center continues in Berlin with PANDAMONIUM: A 4-Month Series of Artist Residencies, Open Studios, Micro-Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Parties, Provocations, and a Group Exhibition Curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott.

19/02/2014
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March 1 – July 1 MOMENTUM + CHRONUS ART CENTER Present PANDAMONIUM

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A Collaboration Between CHRONUS ART CENTER, Shanghai and MOMENTUM

A 4-Month Series of Artist Residencies, Open Studios, Micro-Exhibitions, Kunst Salons, Parties, Provocations, and a Group Exhibition

Curated by Li Zhenhua and David Elliott

Find out more at COMING UP AT MOMENTUM

10/02/2014
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SKY SCREEN Renamed MOMENTUM_InsideOut

Formerly known as SKY SCREEN, MOMENTUM’S initiative for Video Art In Public Space is now called MOMENTUM_InsideOut! We turn the museum and gallery inside out, showing the best of video and moving image art on the streets for all to see.

10 – 16 February 2014 at 20:00 – 24:00

MOMENTUM_InsideOut INTERSECTION Screening for Cinema Total

Curated for Cinema Total, part of the Berlinale International Film Festival, by

David Szauder, Fanni Magyar, Francoise von Roy and Rachel Rits-Volloch
 

In cooperation with .CHB Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

Screening Accompanying the INTERSECTION: Film and Video Art Panel Discussion

Venue: Media Facade, Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstrasse 12, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
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Featuring:

Theo Eshetu, Bjørn Melhus, Reynold Reynolds, Sarah Choo Jing, Bence Fliegauf
 

Cinema Total’s special focus in 2014 is the intersection of film and video art. This MOMENTUM_InsideOut screening accompanies a panel discussion exploring the increasingly osmotic borders between film and video art, which find more filmmakers creating gallery-based work and artists making works inspired by cinema and its methods. More information on http://momentumworldwide.org/public-art/current-exhibition-skyscreen/

09/02/2014
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INTERSECTION Panel Discussion + MOMENTUM_InsideOut Screening For CINEMA TOTAL on 10 Feb 2014

In cooperation with .CHB Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and CINEMA TOTAL

INTERSECTION: Film and Video Art Panel Discussion

10 FEBRUARY 2014 at 18:00 – 20:00

Followed by MOMENTUM_InsideOut Screening at 20:00 – 24:00

Venue: Panorama Hall, Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstrasse 12, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Speakers: Candice Breitz, Theo Eshetu, Zuzanna Janin, Bjorn Melhus, and Reynold Reynolds

Moderated by David Elliott

Language: English – Free and Open to the Public
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More information on http://momentumworldwide.org/parallel-events/parallel-events-current/

31/01/2014
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MOMENTUM wins Haupstadtkulturfonds Grant for FRAGMENTS OF EMPIRE

MOMENTUM is proud to announce that we have been awarded Berlin’s Haupstadtkulturfonds Grant for our forthcoming exhibition:
FRAGMENTS OF EMPIRE
Featuring: Kader Attia, Theo Eshetu, Gülsün Karamustafa, and Fiona Pardington

Berlin in the 21st Century sits on the intersection of many immigrant cultures and nations, as people from all over the world flock to the city. In recent years, Berlin has come to be especially known for attracting the world’s leading artists. Equally, Berlin is famous for the wealth of cultural artifacts housed in its museums. This convergence, in this capital city, of creative and historical culture with the world’s migrant cultures is often remarked upon, but it has not yet been closely considered in terms of the convergence of the different colonial legacies of the many populations that inhabit Berlin. Fragments of Empires is thus a timely reflection on the hybridization of cultural practices, and the fact that not only in Berlin, but everywhere in the world, we can all find roots somewhere else.
More information will be available soon…

30/01/2014
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Opening at MOMENTUM Berlin on Feb 1st:

SAUDADE

A Solo Exhibition by Jacobus Capone
 
“There is a solemn sadness that dwells here, a regret, a longing to feel without thinking. To forget. To access what could possibly lie beyond the wall of language…” (Jacobus Capone)

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Curated by Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky

Opening 1 February at 17:00 – 20:00

With Live Performance at 20:00 (Outdoors in front of the Kunstquartier Bethanien)

Dark Learning: Act 4 out of 71

13/01/2014

MOMENTUM Travels To Shanghai: 16 Jan – 2 March 2014 at CAC!

MOMENTUM is proud to begin 2014 with a collaboration with Shanghai’s newest gallery, also focusing on time-based art: CAC | Chronus Art Center in Shanghai

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES REVISITED:
SELECTED VIDEO WORKS FROM THE 1ST KIEV BIENNALE
Curated By David Elliott
Featuring: Lutz Becker, John Bock, Gülsün Karamustafa, Tracey Moffatt, Map Office, Miao Xiaochun, and Yang Fudong

Travels To: CAC | Chronus Art Center in Shanghai

Postcard from CAC

If you can’t catch this show in Shanghai, stay tuned for our upcoming collaboration in Berlin….

29/12/2013

MOMENTUM in Poland: new video online

MOMENTUM wishes you a joyful holiday season and a very happy New Year!

We are proud to move into 2014 with our ongoing collaboration with TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin. You can still catch the exhibitions in Berlin and Szczecin until 26 January 2014.
SANATORIUM, showing until January 26 at MOMENTUM Berlin.
AND
THRESHOLDS | TRAFO showing until January 26 at TRAFO Center of Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Poland.
Check out the video of our opening in Poland…

And please click here to find out more about what’s COMING UP at MOMENTUM:
THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES REVISITED
Travels To CAC | Chronos Art Center in Shanghai
16 JAN – 2 MARCH 2014

SAUDADE: A Solo Exhibition by Jacobus Capone
1 FEB – 2 MARCH 2014

07/12/2013

THRESHOLDS | TRAFO Opening 15 Dec in Szczecin, Poland!

THRESHOLDS travels to TRAFO Szczecin! After the great success of the first edition of this exhibition at Collegium Hungaricum during Berlin Art Week, we are proud to travel this far-reaching exhibition of international video and performance art to the TRAFO Center of Contemporary Art in Szczecin.
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Find out about the full program here: THRESHOLDS | TRAFO

04/12/2013

Artist Talk, MOMENTUM / TRAFO Residency Exchange

We invite you to join us for the Artist Talk at the Polnisches Institut Berlin, tomorrow 5th December at 19:00. This talk follows the progress of the MOMENTUM / TRAFO Artist Residency program, where the three artists Andreas Blank, Jarik Jongman, Natalia Szostak and the curator Aurelia Nowak, are taking part in a process-based project held in both MOMENTUM in Berlin, and the TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin. At the talk you will have a chance to meet all of them and learn about their experiences of the project.

Join our Facebook event page for the talk here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The first half of the Artist Residency took place at MOMENTUM, and the resulting SANATORIUM exhibition is now open. Here is a video of the opening night!

SANATORIUM Opening at MOMENTUM Berlin from Momentum Worldwide on Vimeo.

We had such a wonderful opening night at MOMENTUM and are hoping for an equally fantastic opening at TRAFO on 15th Dec at 18:00.

Due to the Artist Talk at the Polnisches Institut Berlin, on Thursday the 20th of December the MOMENTUM Gallery is closing at 17:30. We apologize for any inconvenience.

25/11/2013

SANATORIUM Opening Saturday 30 Nov at 18:00

MOMENTUM – TRAFO ARTIST RESIDENCY EXCHANGE
30 November 2013 – 26 January 2014
Exhibition: SANATORIUM
Featuring Natalia Szostak, Curated by Aurelia Nowak

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SANATORIUM is the result of a Process-Based Residency during which Szczecin-based artist Natalia Szostak has been living and working in the MOMENTUM space in the Kunstquartier Bethanien. Working together with curator Aurelia Nowak, from Poznan, Szostak creates new work in response to her immersion in this former church-run hospital. Surrounded by the family of Szostak’s earlier work brought into this new context, the artist and curator conceive of this Process-Based Residency in the tradition of the sanatorium – a retreat wherein they have time to focus and develop their work. Working across a variety of media, and drawing on autobiographical motifs of personal memory and family history, Szostak’s richly textured works give us an insight into a strong character sheltering a delicate sensibility. Szostak’s visual language expresses a soul well beyond her years, rooted in a cultural tradition somehow unchanged by her international education and work experience.

19/11/2013

See Paradise Falls I & II: New Additions to the MOMENTUM Collection

MOMENTUM extends our heartfelt gratitude to Australian artist Kate McMillan for her generous donation to the MOMENTUM Collection. Paradise Falls I & II results from her PhD research into memory and forgetting. To learn more about the artist, and see both works in full, please follow the link to: MOMENTUM Collection

Paradise Falls I & II will be shown as part of the MOMENTUM Collection, with additional works surveying the first 3 years of MOMENTUM, at TRAFO Art Center in Szczecin, Poland from 14 December 2013 to 26 January 2014. To find out more click here: THRESHOLDS | TRAFO

Paradise Falls II follows a man as he rows towards the silhouette of a craggy island off the coast of Wadjemup/Rottnest. He appears and disappears from sight, finally lost to the inky black of the ocean. These characters are stand-ins for fractured and partial histories that disappear from focus, yet continue in our collective psyche as dark and haunting traumas. The films are like moving paintings, heavily referencing the romantic tradition of Germanic landscape painting, while also holding them in a critical eye as part of an enlightenment ideology that has helped us to forget. Through engaging with the viewing process we participate in a re-remembering, acknowledging the shady edges of things, but also baring witness to the beauty of sadness that is contrary to the horrors of forgetting history.

14/11/2013

Nezaket Ekici’s THE TUBE is online!

In case you missed THRESHOLDS in September, you can finally watch Nezaket Ekici’s wonderful performance THE TUBE which was part of our 3-day program of performances, exhibition and panel discussion at Collegium Hungaricum during Berlin Art Week.

THRESHOLDS now travels to TRAFO Art Center in Szczecin, Poland, opening on 14 December 2013.

Find out more click here: THRESHOLDS | TRAFO

10/10/2013

ABOUT FACE Exhibition Travels to London at WW Gallery 10 – 20 October 2013

Tonight MOMENTUM hits London! With great thanks to our wonderful hosts, WW Gallery, MOMENTUM’s exhibition About Face, featuring Jarik Jongman, Mariana N Hahn, and Sarah Lüdemann, opens in London!
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Coinciding with the Frieze Art Fair, About Face demonstrates an alternative to the consumerist, established art world in London, and allows the visitor to confront its dictators, be they collectors or creators. About Face will be on show at WW Gallery from tonight’s opening with live performances until October 19. For more information please see www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com and join our Event on Facebook. A full description of the exhibition and an online catalog can be found HERE.