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.
REALTY Fall Academy
29 October – 2 November 18More information
23 June 18, 12–4 pmMore information
Resolution 3: Municipalism (Tehran)
22 April 18, 5 pmMore information
Open Heart Surgery
9 April 18, 2 pmMore information
2nd working meeting:
Kunstbloc and beyond
4 April 18, 6 pmMore information
Triple TV Propaganda
18 March 18, 3 pmMore information
Resolution 1: Don’t Move!
17 March 18, 3 pmMore information
5 October 17, 2 pmMore information
Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras:
Flag Wars (2003)
5 October 17, 8.30 pmMore information
Dellbrügge & de Moll on below papers
4 October 17, 7 pmMore information
3 October 17, 6 pmMore information