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Get-together with curator Katerina Gregos for the presentation of the international contemporary art exhibition Newtopia: The State of Human Rights (Mechelen and Brussels, Belgium).
On the occasion of the preview of the 7th Berlin Biennial, Newtopia invites you to the first public presentation of Newtopia: The State of Human Rights on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Newtopia is a major international exhibition dedicated to the issue of human rights and its developing discourse. The exhibition will take place in Mechelen, Belgium, in six different venues, and is timed to coincide with the opening of the Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust, which is also one of the venues of the exhibition.
The exhibition will bring together over 70 international artists from more than 30 countries and four continents, many of whom come from geographies and countries where human rights is a particularly contested issue such as the Arab world, the former Soviet Republics, and China.
The curator Katerina Gregos will present her concept as well as some of the participating artists and their projects at the me Collectors Room / Stiftung Olbricht (right next to the Kunstwerke Berlin). Including: Yael Bartana (born in Israel/ based in Berlin), Thomas Locher (born in Germany, based in Berlin), Kader Attia (born in France, based in Berlin), Mona Hatoum (born in Lebanon / based in London), Thomas Kilpper (born in Germany / based in Berlin), Marina Naprushkina (born in Belarus / based in Berlin/participating artist of the 7th Berlin Biennial) and Khaled Jarrar (born in Palestine/based in Ramallah / participating artist of the Berlin Biennial).
Katerina Gregos (born in Athens, Greece; based in Brussels, Belgium) is an art historian, curator and writer. Apart from curating Newtopia, she is also on the curatorial team for Manifesta 9. In 2011 she was the curator the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, where she curated Speech Matters, an international group exhibition on freedom of speech. That year she was also the co-curator of the 4th edition of the Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen in Germany (together with Solvej Ovesen). Newtopia is the second exhibition project of Katerina Gregos in Mechelen (Belgium); in 2009 she curated Contour, the 4th Biennial of Moving Image, with an exhibition entitled Hidden In Remembrance Is The Silent Memory Of Our Future.
To attend this event, please contact Judith Eckstein at Goldmann Public Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 5 pm
me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht
Lounge, 1st Floor
Auguststraße 68 (right next to Kunstwerke)