The project REALTY focuses on the role of contemporary art in recent histories of gentrification. These days, it seems one artist, one venue, one model after another is being unmasked as being part of the problem. But we will not be discussing art’s shortcomings yet again. Instead, REALTY asks how art’s international playing field can be put to better use. It insists on moving beyond critique, and towards an attempt at productive models, however vague or naive. The KW leg of REALTY kicks off in October 2017, with a series of public lectures, workshops, and screenings. The project is conceived by Tirdad Zolghadr, KW’s Associate Curator, and commissioned by KW and Sommerakademie Paul Klee Bern.
REALTY is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin.