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Discovery questions


On this page you can learn more about the exhibition.

Below you will find questions to think about in the exhibition.


Who are we?


KW Institute for Contemporary Art is a place in Berlin where artists, institutions, and people come together to share ideas, discuss social and political issues, and experience art. We have exhibition halls, apartments, offices, event spaces, and a café, and work with partners around the world.



About the exhibition of Enrico David


Destroyed Men Come and Go is Enrico David’s first solo exhibition at an art institution in Germany. This exhibition shows his sculptures. Enrico David also works with painting, textile and very large works of art.

He always starts with a drawing for all of his works of art.


The exhibition is on the ground floor in the main hall.
It does not have any walls. It is a space without time.
It is a space of waiting and expectation.


Enrico David’s sculptures are of the body. He uses bodies to show change and how the body goes through change. Sometimes this change includes objects, plants, and other creatures.


He also uses nature in this change. For example: How a cocoon develops into a butterfly. The sculptures show how the body continues to grow.


Enrico David shows how the body is shaped, reshaped and made new.


In his works of art Enrico David also shows a struggle. It is a struggle between how we see ourselves. And what other people see. It is a struggle to be complete. An aim which may be impossible.


<p>Enrico David, untitled 2022. Courtesy der Künstler. Foto: Billal Taright</p>

Enrico David, untitled 2022. Courtesy der Künstler. Foto: Billal Taright



What to think about in the exhibition


You can use these questions as inspiration to engage with the works of Enrico David.


– What stories do Enrico David’s sculptures tell?


– Some sculptures are a mixture of human bodies and other objects and creatures. Which ones can you discover?


– Where can you discover motifs such as self-portraiture, fragility, and masculinity in the works of Enrico David? How are they represented in the works?


Have fun!