The exhibition “Welt ohne Außen” features artworks spanning from the late 60s to the present day, together with live works and workshops. For the first time, Gropius Bau is issuing passes that will give permanent access to the exhibition and all its activities, inviting visitors to explore all facets of the show and to actively participate in the daily workshop programme.
Curated by Thomas Oberender and Tino Sehgal, the exhibition traces a development from the pioneers of immersive installations to contemporary artistic practices, bringing together a wide range of art forms and disciplines. Featuring installations, virtual reality, 3D-film, a smell organ, as well as live works and workshops, the exhibition develops a unique dramaturgy that allows visitors to enter into these immersive spaces, with each work unfolding within its own temporality.
The exhibition opens with a series of historical works from the late 1960s, with early works by Larry Bell and Doug Wheeler contrasted with an Environment by Lucio Fontana and Nanda Vigo. From here, the arc spans from more recent works like Carsten Höller’s “Light Wall” and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s “Cosmodrome” – two seminal works from the early 2000’s – to Cyprien Gaillard’s “Nightlife”. Gaillard’s hypnotic 3D-film marks the threshold of the transition from analog to virtual spaces, on the other side of which VR-pioneer Nonny de la Peña makes social realities tangible with the aid of virtual worlds. Beside the multi-layered scent-compositions of Wolfgang Georgsdorf, there will be weekly rotating live works in the Schliemann-Saal and a series of workshops co-curated by artist Isabel Lewis, exploring the elements that define “Welt ohne Außen” as a format between exhibition and live experience, between tangible works and social process, between art and non-art.
In the spirit of the exhibition, Berliner Festspiele will issue a permanent ticket, which allows multiple visits and participation in all workshops and live-works throughout the entire duration of the exhibition.
Entrance € 10 / reduced € 7
Permanent ticket € 25 / reduced € 20