11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art: The Crack Begins Within

The Crack Begins Within

11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
The Crack Begins Within
September 5–November 1, 2020

The 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art opened the epilogue at four venues under the title The Crack Begins Within

Since September 2019, the 11th Berlin Biennale has been unfolding as a process at the ExRotaprint complex in Berlin-Wedding. With exp. 1, exp. 2, and exp. 3 it attempted to learn from and build sustainable relationships, not only with participating artists and projects but, just as importantly with the city and people of Berlin.

From September 5 to November 1, 2020, the epilogue will bring these experiences together with artistic positions from around the world under the title The Crack Begins Within. With their contributions, the artists have developed distinct ways of articulating solidarity, vulnerability, and resistance.

“The slow opening of the 11th Berlin Biennale began a year ago, and since then it has been exploring the many cracks we carry, the fissures that keep us apart, and those that bring us together. Many of the invited artists and participants in the Biennale have been exploring and practicing this, each in their own artistic terms, in their own contexts and temporalities. Making space to share these experiences demanded that we slow down the unsustainable pace of biennials and forgo the expectation of a singular concept, a novel idea to once again fix things into place.”
–María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio, Curators of the 11th Berlin Biennale; excerpt from the curatorial statement.

We thank all of the 11th Berlin Biennale participants for making this project possible together with us.

Epilogue chapters
The Antichurch
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Wednesday–Monday 11am–7pm, Thursday 11am–9pm, Tuesday closed

Storefront for Dissident Bodies
Oranienstraße 161, 10969 Berlin
Wednesday–Monday 11am–7pm, Tuesday closed

The Inverted Museum
Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin
Wednesday–Monday 10am–7pm, Thursday 10am–9pm, Tuesday closed

The Living Archive
11th Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint
Bornemannstraße 9, 13357 Berlin
Wednesday–Monday 11am–7pm, Tuesday closed

As the total number of visitors* to the exhibition is limited, tickets with time slots for all exhibition venues can only be booked via our webshop.

Please note that you must book a separate time slot for each venue, even for those free of charge.

Public Program
Information on the public program of the 11th Berlin Biennale will be updated constantly and can be found on our website. Please bear in mind that due to the measures around the Covid-19 pandemic and related admission restrictions, all public events will have limited capacities.