Miroslaw Balka at Petach Tikva Museum

Miroslaw Balka, Cezary Bodzianowski, Arutyun Sargsyan, Adina Bar-On, Robert Kusmirowski, Agata Rucinska and Cezary Klimanszewski will be part of the group show Operation on Places curated by Waldemar Tatarczuk at the Petach Tikva Museum / Opening November 8th, 2018 at 20.00h

Thomas Hirschhorn at Kunstverein, Hamburg

Thomas Hirschhorn will be participating in Class Relations – Phantoms of Perception at Kunstverein, Hamburg / October 27th, 2018 – January 27th, 2019 / Opening: October 26th at 7pm Speakers: Dr. Carsten Brosda (Senator for culture and media), Bettina Steinbrügge, Benjamin Fellmann / Panel: October 26th at 5pm with Didier Eribon (Sociologist and philosopher) in conversation with Hanna Klimpe (SDI – Hochschule Für Angewandte Sprachen, Munich) and Benjamin Fellmann (Warburg-Haus Hamburg) / Artist Talks: October 27th at 3pm with Ariel Reichman, Sven Johne, Benedikte Bjerre u.a. Participating Artists: Neïl Beloufa, Benedikte Bjerre, Monica Bonvicini, Harun Farocki / Antje Ehmann, Jan Peter Hammer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Katie Holten, Sven Johne, Los Carpinteros, Henrike Naumann, Driss Ouadahi, Sigmar Polke, Ariel Reichman, Joe Scanlan, Andrzej Steinbach, Jean-Marie Straub / Danièle Huillet, Anna Witt, Tobias Zielony

Miroslaw Balka at OP EINHEM, Wroclaw, Poland

20.10.2018 – 31.01.2019 The Baroque tenement house on plac Solny in Wrocław has a long history. Its new chapter begins in the lavish reception rooms of its now empty ground floor, on white walls tattooed with fragile neon tubes of glowing gas. This work by Mirosław Bałka, which initiates the activity of the OP ENHEIM gallery, is of a very special nature. It is composed of four words meaning “homeland” in Polish, German, Hebrew and Latin. The same notion resonates differently in each of these languages, thus we are dealing here with a reflection on the concept of the singular in multitude: visually, these are four different words which refer to the same idea but have slightly different meanings. After all, the building’s successive residents may have had different understandings of “homeland”. And different shades of meaning are contained in the languages they spoke. Some of the words are written in reverse: they turn around and look back at history in hindsight, just as we do from today’s perspective, trying to understand the no longer comprehensible meanings that successive generations assigned to the different sounds of their word for “homeland”. This is a most concise commentary on the history of this particular house in the center of the city, and at the same time an insightful reflection on the transient nature of a concept that is so often used in everyday language. The neon lights that form the words expose the fragility of our beliefs about our place in the world, and the ambivalence of the feelings that connect us to it. Anda Rottenberg, exhibition curator