DAI SALUTES AND WARMLY CONGRATULATES OUR CURRENT STUDENT João Polido (DAI, 2022) AND OUR ALUMNUS Hasan Özgür Top (DAI, 2020) WITH THEIR ARTISTIC RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE 12th BERLIN BIENNALE, which has announced the participation of eighty-two artists and collectives. The event, scheduled to take place between June 11 and September 18 of this year, is being curated by interdisciplinary French-Algerian artist Kader Attia and is titled “Still Present!” The Biennale will span a half-dozen locations including Akademie der Künste, Hamburger Bahnhof, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Stasi Headquarters. The full list of artist names is to be found here.
"The place to which we have arrived today is not by chance: it is the result of historical formations constructed over centuries. In their egoism, modern Western societies have taken their own liberal character for granted, falsely assuming that the balance between free trade and universal suffrage guarantees a self-regulating system of universal democratic values. The dystopian society we have inherited from this utopian promise produces chaos but denies responsibility for it. In fact, the present world is the way it is because it carries all of the wounds accumulated throughout the history of Western modernity. Unrepaired, they continue to haunt our societies."
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A list of participating artists is below.
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Noel W Anderson
Ngô Thành Bắc
Enrico Baj, Roberto Crippa, Gianni Dova, Erró, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Antonio Recalcati
Imani Jacqueline Brown
DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti
Đào Châu Hải
Mónica de Miranda
Myriam El Haïk
Florian Sông Nguyễn
Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn
Jeneen Frei Njootli
PEROU – Pôle d’Exploration des Ressources Urbaines
Marta Popivoda/Ana Vujanović
Calida Garcia Rawles
The School of Mutants (Stéphane Verlet Bottéro, Hamedine Kane, Lou Mo, Valérie Osouf), Boris Raux)
Tejswini Narayan Sonawane
Hasan Özgür Top