BUCHAREST BIENNALE 4. Handlung. On Producing Possibilities.

Wednesday July 28th 2010, 8:59 pm
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BUCHAREST BIENNALE 4. Handlung. On Producing Possibilities.
curated by Felix Vogel

May 21 - July 25

Venues: PAVILION UNICREDIT, Institute for Political Research, Paradis Garaj, Center for Visual Introspection, Geology Museum

Is there a difference between actions and stories? The German term Handlung serves not so much as a translation for both words, but much sooner it refers to the very semantic level. It is impossible to differentiate ‘actions’ from ’stories’, both meanings are intrinsically linked to each other and generate each other. It is exactly this ambiguity of Handlung that should be stressed here and be made productive. The 4th Bucharest Biennale suggests an experimental set-up to scrutinize different modes of action, possible courses and capabilities of action. It will try to examine various stories, interweaved plots, and fictions and how all this is bound to or detached from concepts of agency. How is agency proposed and what instructions for taking action are necessary or have to be developed? We will examine practices that criticize, rewrite, correct or queer established narratives as well as yet other forms that play with the set of conditions of constructing narrations and history. It will be about the appearing of things in the blinding bright light that shines out of the public realm. With this project, we will investigate how, who, and where these possibilities of action are produced, how one can intervene in common patterns and how other and new possibilities of Handlung can be generated. In a critical manner, the set-up of this project will be based on the urban and spatial organization of Bucharest with its different historical and political layers and thus trying to examine how urban structures and architecture act as agents to allow, interdict and produce Handlungen.

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from left to right installation of: Claudia Cristovao, Andrea Geyer, Asa Sonjasdotter

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from left to right installation of: Claudia Cristovao, Asa Sonjasdotter

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from left to right installation of: Andrea Geyer, Emily Roysdon

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from left to right installation of: Cabello/Carceller, Ion Grigorescu

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from left to right installation of: Lan Tuazon, Charlotte Ginsborg

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installation of Kalle Brolin

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from left to right installation of: Nicoline van Harskam, Fereshteh Toosi, Ștefan Constantinescu, Alexander Kluge

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installation of Lina Selander

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from left to right installation of: Maryam Jafri, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Martin Beck

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from left to right installation of: Christine Meisner, Sabrina Gschwandtner

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from left to right installation of: Goldin+Senneby, Asier Mendizabal


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