New York

Exhibition, Film Programme, Music, Conferences

23 August 07 - 04 November 07

Fifty years ago the Congress Hall was built on the banks of the Spree as a gift from the United States government to West Berlin. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this postwar landmark of Western modern architecture has been the home of the House of World Cultures. The House is celebrating the 50-year anniversary with an interdisciplinary project on the transatlantic relationship between Germany and the USA, with a special focus on New York. The exhibition New York - States of Mind kicks off the project on 24 August. Featuring works by pioneers like Marcel Duchamp, Hans Haacke and Gordon Matta-Clark, as well as other acclaimed artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Carolee Schneemann and Jon Kessler, it will present various forms of discourse with the public. "New York - States of Mind" illustrates the range of strategies by which visual artists and filmmakers in the USA construct and negotiate multiple allegiances and hyphenated identities. A number of works of visual art and films address the situation since 9/11 and the Iraq invasion.

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