Sprengel Museum Hannover
In the summer of 2017, PRODUCTION. made in germany three will aim to reflect the multifaceted and diverse art scene in Germany, for the first time ever with a thematic focus. The third edition of Made in Germany in Hanover will concentrate on the conditions of the production of art in Germany and the question of how geographic, political, and institutional structures as well as new technologies create the necessary prerequisites for the production of art. Moreover, it will ask to what extent current artistic work is fundamentally influenced by these prerequisites or takes them as its subject. PRODUCTION. made in germany three deals with the element of “made in”—that is, the relevance of Germany as the location of production, and in particular its cultural concentration in the federal system under the advance of globalization and digitization.
The question of production allows for different perspectives on the topic: On the one hand, it is striking that more artistic groupings, project spaces, and other types of networking—both on site and digitally connected across the globe—are not only experiencing a renaissance, but are also developing new forms. The exhibition will feature numerous different artist collectives. In contrast to the previous Made in Germany exhibitions, artists from older generations will be shown as references who influence current artistic practice. Performative works and time-based performances will also be featured.
The progressive dissolution of boundaries in the visual arts has prompted us—the Kestner Gesellschaft, the Kunstverein Hannover, and the Sprengel Museum—to seek out additional cultural partners in Hanover. For the first time ever, the Staatstheater Hannover, Theaterformen, and the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen will participate as satellites in order to augment the question of production and location with additional interdisciplinary projects and to underscore the changing conditions for the production of opera, theater, and performance.
Artist (status: january 2017)
Olga Balema, Juliette Blightman, Katinka Bock, BPA // Berlin program for artists, Carina Brandes, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Henning Fehr und Philipp Rühr, Kasia Fudakowski, Andreas Greiner, Lena Henke, Calla Henkel und Max Pitegoff, IMPURE FICTION, Oliver Laric, Daniel Knorr, Schirin Kretschmann, Veit Laurent Kurz, Lonely Fingers, Ketuka Alexi-Meskhishvili, Das Numen, Peles Empire, Willem de Rooij, Thomas Ruff, Yorgos Sapountzis, Timur Si-Qin, Hito Steyerl, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Raphaela Vogel
Photo: Yorgos Sapountzis, The Protagonists, 2013, Installationsansicht, abc Berlin 2014
© Courtesy Yorgos Sapountzis, Barbara Gross Galerie, München, Photo: Marco Funke