International Art in Germany

MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI International Art in Germany
Kunstverein Hannover

From May to August 2012 the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the kestnergesellschaft and the Kunstverein Hannover will jointly present a large overview of the contemporary international art scene in Germany entitled MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI.

The exhibition will show around forty groundbreaking positions of a younger generation of international artists living and working in Germany. It will establish connections between their works and investigate similarities, tendencies and artistic developments. With this exhibition the three Hanover institutions build upon the success of »Made in Germany« in 2007.

For MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI the idea of the original show has been further developed by a joint team which will curate the exhibition across all three institutions, whose cooperation will therefore be closer than ever before.

Thematic emphases illustrate and relate today’s artistic concerns. Current tendencies, artistic approaches and forms of expression are examined and discussed in reference to Germany’s very international art world. Numerous participating artists are developing new works specially for MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI.

In »Made in Germany« in 2007 the three institutions introduced fifty-two artistic positions. By contrast to the globally oriented Documenta in Kassel, which took place at the same time, the presentation concentrated on the art scene in Germany. “Made in Germany” was a sweeping success and conveyed an impression of the active, high-quality and varied art scene in the country. It included several artists who were discovered internationally as a result of the exhibition, which had over 60,000 visitors and around 400 reviews.

The thematic emphases of the presentation will be further explored in an extensive programme of supporting events.

The curators of MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI are Susanne Figner, Martin Germann, Antonia Lotz, Kathrin Meyer, Carina Plath, Gabriele Sand, Kristin Schrader, Ute Stuffer and René Zechlin. The exhibition’s organisers are the directors Ulrich Krempel (Sprengel Museum Hannover), Veit Görner (kestnergesellschaft) and René Zechlin (Kunstverein Hannover).

Participating Artists
Saâdane Afif, Ulf Aminde, Rosa Barba, Alexandra Bircken, Shannon Bool, Mike Bouchet, Ulla von Brandenburg, Matti Braun, Nina Canell, Marieta Chirulescu, Keren Cytter, Natalie Czech, Simon Denny, Jan Paul Evers, Omer Fast, Max Frisinger, Simon Fujiwara, Cyprien Gaillard, Gregor Gleiwitz, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Benedikt Hipp, Olaf Holzapfel, Sven Johne, Keller / Kosmas (Aids-3D), Kitty Kraus, Alicja Kwade, Marcellvs L., Alon Levin, Klara Lidén, Agata Madejska, Michael Pfrommer, Mandla Reuter, Reynold Reynolds, Nina Rhode, Bernd Ribbeck, Michael Riedel, Ricarda Roggan, Julia Schmidt, Kathrin Sonntag, Helen Verhoeven, Jorinde Voigt, Suse Weber, Susanne Winterling, Alexander Wolff

Film and video program
in the auditorium, Sprengel Museum Hannover

The auditorium of the Sprengel Museum Hannover becomes a movie theater! In conjunction with the exhibition, a selection of artist videos and films shot in Germany during the last four years will be shown on Saturday, the 2nd of June. A total of eight films produced by artists living in Germany will be shown.

The Timeline

With a valid ticket for the exhibition MADE IN GERMANY TWO attending the event is free.

NDR Kultur stage
in the kestnergesellschaft

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Hubertus von Amelunxen (President of the College of Fine Arts, Braunschweig), Catrin Lorch (Süddeutsche Zeitung), René Zechlin (Director Kunstverein Hannover) and others
Chair: Stephen Lohr (NDR Kultur)

Performance-program with Michele di Menna, Prinz Gholam, Mathilde Rosier, Suse Weber

On July 1, the performance program of MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI will show performances in all three institutions. The performances were created specifically for the exhibition.

2 p.m. Mathilde Rosier
Kunstverein Hannover
The videos, paintings, and performances by Mathilde Rosier (born in 1973 inParis, lives in Berlin) probe the limits of the conscious and unconscious. Dream-like images and figures are integrated into rituals that border on the realm of the surreal.

2 p.m. Suse Weber
Sprengel Museum Hannover
The artist Suse Weber (*1970 in Leipzig, lives and work in Berlin and Brussels) shows at Einblickshalle her fourth of total five scenes of her work »Formel:Marionette-Hannover«.

4.30 p.m. Prinz Gholam
Sprengel Museum Hannover
The artist duo Prinz Gholam (Wolfgang Prinz, born in Leutkirch, Germany, and Michel Gholam, born in Beirut, live in Berlin), have been collaborating as a team since 2000. Objects and bodies are placed in a state of confrontation in the performances through the interaction of dance movements and solid material.

6 p.m. Michele di Menna
Kunstverein Hannover / Künstlerhaus Hannover
The Canadian artist Michele di Menna (born in 1980 in Vancouver, lives in Frankfurt a. M. and Berlin) quotes elements from dance, acting, and literature, which she sets into relationship with each venue.

entrance free with a ticket of the exhibition

Short Concerts »Das neue Ensemble«
Made in Germany - works by young composer under the age of 21 years

With works by Ole Huebner, Adrian Nagel and others
each 10-20 minute short concerts

3 pm and 4 pm Kunstverein Hannover
4 pm and 5 pm Sprengel Museum Hannover
4 pm and 5 pm kestnergesellschaft

Contextual Guided Tours through MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI
1 exhibition, 3 instituionsr, 5 students, 18 artists – 3 guided tours

Contextual guided tours through the exhibition MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI

Thursday, July 5, 7 pm

Saturday, July 7, 4.30 pm
Kunstverein Hannover

Sunday, July 8, 2 pm
Sprengel Museum Hannover

Making Culture.
Institutions of the future - the future of the institutions

Lectures and discussion with Germany’s creative scene

»Between supernatural and metaphysics«

René Zechlim talking to Benedikt Hipp, Alicja Kwade and Bernd Ribbeck

Making of! Open day

Ulla von Brandenburg
Ulla von Brandenburg
Kathrin Sonntag
Kathrin Sonntag
Ricarda Roggan
Ricarda Roggan