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3rd Berlin Biennial
14 February - 18 April 2004


3rd berlin biennial for contemporary art






The artistic director of the 3rd berlin biennale is Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the Office For Contemporary Art Norway in Oslo and Professor of Theory, Practice, and Transfer of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Regarding the focus of this year's biennial, one can read in the press release:

"For the third edition of this young biennial – embedded in the context of the fundamental urban restructuring processes that has so shaped the city since the end of the east-west conflict – Berlin should serve as a general reference for the presentation of a broadly applied international artistic spectrum of visual art, architectural, cinematic, performative, sonic as well as spatial productions."

In cooperation with the artistic director, the artists and cultural producers will create distinct spaces of information (called ”hubs”) within the exhibition, according to 5 central themes: Migration, Urban Conditions, Sonic Scapes, Fashions and Scenes, and Other Cinemas. In these "hubs", the public will encounter a variety of information, which is meant to help to differently ”read” the artistic proposals.

Parallel to the exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Martin-Gropius-Bau (with a total of 4.500 qm), there will be about 30 film productions shown at Kino Arsenal on Potsdamer Platz.

(compiled according to information provided by the organizer's website)

14 February -
18 April 2004

berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst e.V. in cooperation with Kunst-Werke Berlin, e.V.

Artistic director:
Ute Meta Bauer

Dates and facts
Overview of information

Official website



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