“Immersion means, basically, that you forget the medium,” explains Thomas Oberender, Artistic Director of the Berliner Festspiele, in his introduction to the 2017 exhibition ‘Limits of Knowing’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau. The range of works that were on display in ‘Limits of Knowing’, presented as part of the wider ‘Immersion’ program, played with our understanding of the borders of art, opened up spaces to enter and explore, and awakened perception and sensation beyond the purely visual. The artists presented in the exhibition aimed to activate concepts, familiar to our knowledge-based society, through sensations rarely considered as tools of reason: anticipation, premonition or bewilderment. The use of VR, smart textiles, sensors and apps propelled the visitor into the work on another level and create experiences often felt rather than fully understood.
- Berlin Art Week 2020 Announces Physical (and Digital) Program for 9th Edition
- Biopolitics and Coloniality in the Pandemic: An Interview with Luiza Prado de O. Martins
- Screenings and Artist Talk: Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo’s ‘Past, Present, Tense’
- Foundwork Artist Prize 2020: Seeking Contemporary Artists
- Against Extractivism: An Interview with Fannie Sosa
- Colonial Histories and Cultural Heritage: Barbara Marcel at Berlinische Galerie’s IBB Video Space
- Political Art for an Uneasy Time: ‘John Heartfield – Photography plus Dynamite’ at Akademie der Künste
- THE WEEK Aug. 03–23, 2020
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