11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art announces dates and venues for epilogue. BMW again Corporate Partner of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

Munich/Berlin. The epilogue of the 11th Berlin
Biennale takes place from June 13 to September 13, 2020 at four
permanent exhibition venues: 11th Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint,
daadgalerie, Gropius Bau, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art. This
year´s edition is curated by María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette
Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio. The BMW Group is long-term Corporate
Partner of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

The members of this intergenerational, female identified team of
South American curators envision the forthcoming edition of the Berlin
Biennale as a series of lived experiences that evolve as a process. It
begins with three sequential moments, exp. 1, exp. 2, and exp. 3
(experiences), unfolding from September 2019 to May 2020, which
attempt to learn from and build sustainable relations, not only with
participating artists and projects but as importantly, with the city
and people of Berlin. The program includes exhibitions, performances,
artist residencies, lectures, presentations, and workshops. In summer
2020, the upcoming edition of the Berlin Biennale will bring forth all
experiences at four venues.


Epilogue – 11th Berlin Biennale:     13.6.–13.9.2020

Public opening:                                    Friday,
12.6.2020, 7 pm
First exhibition day:                           
 Saturday, 13.6.2020, 10 am–7 pm

Press conference:                             Thursday,
Press preview:                               
     Thursday, 11.6.2020, 10 am–6 pm
                                 Friday, 12.6.2020, 10 am–6 pm

Professional preview:                           Friday,
12.6.2020, 10 am–6 pm


11th Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint

Bornemannstraße 9, 13357 Berlin

The 11th Berlin Biennale space at ExRotaprint—a tenant-run
project initiated by artists, bringing together work, art, and
community—has been a space for the 11th Berlin Biennale’s diverse
experiences since September 2019. ExRotaprint is a model for urban
development that rules out financial profit through ownership and
establishes a heterogeneous, open environment for all parts of the
community. The former site of the Rotaprint AG printing press
manufacturing plant with its buildings dating from the 1950s is
located in Berlin’s Wedding neighborhood. In 2004 visual artists
Daniela Brahm and Les Schliesser formulated a concept for on-site
tenants to take over the property. The goal was to develop the
location to serve a heterogeneous mix of uses for “Arbeit, Kunst,
Soziales” [work, art, community] and to achieve affordable rent for
all. Since 2007, the tenant founded, non-profit ExRotaprint gGmbH has
been dedicated to the restoration and development of the
10,000-square-meter property. Today, ExRotaprint hosts over one
hundred social initiatives, businesses, and spaces for independent
artists and others working in the creative sector.


Oranienstraße 161, 10969 Berlin

In 1965, with the help of the former West Berlin Senate, the
DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] took over the
“artists-in-residence program” initiated two years earlier by the Ford
Foundation. Under the new title “Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD”
[DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program], it became a renowned support program
for international artists, writers, and musicians, and later also for
filmmakers. In 1978, the daadgalerie opened as a new exhibition venue
in former West Berlin. The location was intended to bring together the
diverse activities of the artists’ program and offer international
guests a platform within the West German cultural scene. Since 2017,
the daadgalerie has been located at Oranienstraße 161 in Kreuzberg in
“Haus Stiller.” The residential and commercial building was designed
in 1910 by the Jewish-Hungarian architect Oskar Kaufmann.
Interdisciplinary exhibitions and events by current and former guests
of the program are shown on two floors. A dialogue with the local art
scene and other institutions in the city is the primary focus.

Gropius Bau

Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

In 1881, the Gropius Bau opened as a museum and school of
decorative arts. In view of its eventful history and the variety of
institutions that have been active here over the years, the Gropius
Bau is organized as an open framework for addressing a broad variety
of artistic practices and modes of thinking. Since Stephanie Rosenthal
took over as director in 2018, the program has focused on opening up
the institution as a location for artistic creation and exchange. The
active collaboration with contemporary artists aims at revealing
creative processes, presenting new perspectives, and reflecting the
possibilities of the institution. A central reference point for the
program is also the nuanced examination of the building’s geographical
location, history, and present-day status, including questions of
land, borders, trauma, care, and repair.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

Since its inception in the early 1990s, KW Institute for
Contemporary Art has devoted itself to the central questions of our
times through the production, presentation, and dissemination of
contemporary art. The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, which was
launched soon after, emerged from a pressing desire for an extensive
dialogue with the international discourse around contemporary art. In
addition to other venues across the city, the Berlin Biennale has
regularly used KW’s exhibition spaces since 1998. Numerous outstanding
artists and internationally renowned curators have since realized
important new works and exhibition projects there, establishing the
two institutions located under the roof of KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. as
vibrant venues for progressive artistic practices, both within the
Berlin art scene and internationally.

More information and a selection of images are available via the
website and upon request: 11.berlinbiennale.de/press/
The Berlin
Biennale for Contemporary Art is funded by the Kulturstiftung des
Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) and organized by
The 11th Berlin Biennale for
Contemporary Art is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Besides the Berlin Biennale, the list of long-term commitments
of the BMW Group to the arts in Germany’s capital city includes the
Gallery Weekend and the Preis der Nationalgalerie. Beyond the
extensive commitment to the arts, BMW cooperates with the opera house
Staatsoper Unter den Linden and invites to the long-standing open-air
format “State Opera for All” at Bebelplatz. With BWM OPERA NEXT, the
partnership was extended in 2018 and makes use of the opportunities of
digitalization to open fresh perspectives and new ways accessing the
world of opera for young audiences.

For further questions please contact:

Prof. Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and
Intergovernmental Affairs
Head of Cultural
Telephone: +49 89 382 247 53
Email: Thomas.Girst@bmwgroup.com

Email: presse@bmw.de

Isabell Ertl
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
of Communications
Telephone:  +49
30 24 34 59 42
Email: press@berlinbiennale.de




About BMW Group Cultural Engagement

For almost 50 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and engaged
in over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide. The company places the
main focus of its long-term commitment on contemporary and modern art,
classical music and jazz as well as architecture and design. In 1972,
three large-scale paintings were created by the artist Gerhard Richter
specifically for the foyer of the BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and architect Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW. In
2016 and 2017, female artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari created the next two vehicles for the BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, the BMW Art
Journey and the “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin, Munich, Moscow and
London, the company also partners with leading museums and art fairs
as well as orchestras and opera houses around the world. As part of
its art programme “Muse”, Rolls-Royce partners for the initiative “The
Dream Commission” with two internationally esteemed art institutions.
Together with Fondation Beyeler and Serpentine Galleries, emerging and
established artists are invited to submit a moving-image work that
delivers an immersive sensory experience. The artists are nominated
and chosen by renowned personalities of the art world like Daniel,
Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cao Fei, and Theodora Vischer. BMW Group
takes absolute creative freedom in all its cultural activities for
granted – as this initiative is as essential for producing
groundbreaking artistic work as it is for major innovations in a
successful business.

Further information: www.bmwgroup.com/culture
and www.bmwgroup.com/culture/overview
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The BMW Group

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the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of
automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and
mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31
production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a
global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2,520,000 passenger vehicles
and more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in
the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to €
97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
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