Finale – Berlin 2023


Das wars! Ende • End • Fin • 结束• Fim • סוף


Artists of the Berlin final

Ravi Agarwal (IND) • Marc Aldinger (D)Jennifer Allora | Guillermo Calzadilla (USICU)Francis Alÿs (BELIMEXNéle Azevedo (BR)Joseph Beuys (D)Richard Box (GB)Jens Burde (D) Yaacov Chefetz (IL)Ines Doujak (A)Olafur Eliasson (BIDK)Emine Ercihan (D)Enrico Freitag (D) Susanne Gabler (D)Galerie für Landschaftskunst (D) •  Emiliano Godoy (MEX)Lola Göller (D)Dionisio González (E) Sonia Guggisberg (BR)Swaantje Güntzel (D)Hermann Josef Hack (D)Ilkka Halso (FIN)Cornelia Hesse-Honegger (CH)Edi Hirose (PE)Klara Hobza (CZ)Vincent J.F. Huang (TW)Alejandro Jaime (PE)Martin Kaltwasser (D)Folke Köbberling | Martin Kaltwasser (D) Christian Kuhtz (D) Christin Lahr (D)Antal Lakner (HU)Sigalit Landau (IL)Jae Rhim Lee (KRIUS)Till Leeser (D)Dana Levy (IL)Sarah Lewison (US)Marlen Liebau | Marc Lingk (D) Rudolf zur Lippe (D) Ma Yongfeng (CHN)Renzo Martens (NL)Ayumi Matsuzaka (BIJP)MITKUNSTZENTRALELucia Monge (PE) Manish Nai (IND) Eliana Otta (PE)Shirley Paes Leme (BR)Dan Peterman (US) Alejandra Prieto (CL)Rebecca Raue (D)Dodi Reifenberg (ILID)Pedro Reyes (MEX)Ariel Rojo (MEX)Gustavo Romano (AR) Michael Saup (D)Artist Collective SCHAUM (D)Michal Schmidt (D)Hannah Schneider (D) Dina Shenhav (IL)Robert Smithson (US)David Smithson USID) Superflex (DK)Jakub Szczesny (PL)The Yes Men (US)Maria Vedder (D)Wang Jiuliang CHN)Andreas Wegner (D)Natalia Wehler (D)Gal Weinstein (IL)Xing Danwen (CHN) Yang Shaobin (CHN)Zwischenbericht (D)

New Artists:

David Brandstätter (D) • Nele-Marie Gräber (CH)Christine Henry (PT)Anne Duk Hee Jordan (D) Folke Köbberling (D) Marcus Maeder (CH)Vera Meyer (D)Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez (BR) • Roberto Uribe Castro (CO)

Scientists (alle D):

Dr. Norbert HöpferProf. Dr. Vera MeyerSusanne Schmitt | Cornelia ErtlCharlett Wenig | Johanna Hehemeyer-CürtenDr. Manuel Rivera

New in Berlin

  • Dr. Charlett Wenig and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. It is about the potential of bark in architectural applications
  • Prof. Dr. Vera Meyer, TU-Berlin Mushrooms as a great find for biotechnology, bioeconomy and architecture
  • Dr. Susanne Schmitt and Cornelia Ertl, haptic hortus, video on a Victoria water lily
  • Roberto Uribe-Castro, Rubber Sculptures and their history
  • Anne Dukhee Jordan, ‘Wunderkammer’ and a film about the colonial history of nutmeg
  • Vanessa Ramos Velasquez, Brazil, Berlin, researcher and performer: “My practice is about transfor- mation…. I invoke and evoke my indigenous ancestry, reassemble the fragmented body and learn from kinship (…). It is also about decolonial and anti-colonial artivism that connects micro-narratives and macro-history.”
  • David Brandstätter, ‘Freiheit’, dance solo on cups (revival from 2013)
  • Christine Henry, Portugal, installation ‘From the Beginning to the Anthropocene’
  • Marcus Maeder, artist and environmental scientist, Switzerland ‘Il lamento della natura’, makes drought stress of trees audible through bioacoustic recordings
  • Néle Azevedo, performance ice sculpture ‘Suspended State’
  • ‘Klasse Klima UdK’, open, autonomous and interdisciplinary group of students. Their aim is to transfer the climate crisis into teaching and design practice through experiments and real laboratories
  • The last video of Martin Kaltwasser before his death, Berlin Marathon in normal traffic


Uferstraße 8,
13357 Berlin-Wedding

How to get here :
U8 Pankstr.
U9 Nauener Platz
N8 Uferstr. | U Osloer Str. | U Nauener Platz
N9 Exerzierstr.
M27 Brunnenplatz
M27 U Pankstr. | Wiesenstr.

Focus of the current final station | Berlin

  • The preoccupation with the climate disaster has (has) increased significantly in art since the beginning of the exhibition in 2010, in the meantime programs for the operational ecological efficiency of artistic institutions are piling up in the political sphere. However, this support is only aimed at the institutions.
  • ZNE! On the other hand, from the beginning it was about expanding the content of the individual artistic resonance space, about (in order) to get involved with the means of art in transformative fields – from the city to material development, from climate theater to sustainable exhibition concepts – and the social perception and Expand imagination for transformation. It requires strengthening the imagination of a good life, sensual knowledge. This is exactly what aesthetics means.
  • There is an impressive number of currently 185 voices who, each from their own perspective, are demanding a fund for aesthetics and sustainability from politics in order to make artistic, scientific research and knowledge of movement permeable to one another. It needs its own conveyor for this. We draw from the reservoir of these voices as a basis for workshops, panels and lectures during the exhibition, as we will also continue to negotiate the need for a FÄN.
  • It has now become an undeniable fact that construction / building materials account for 40% of global CO2 emissions and this is currently being multiplied by the ruined Ukrainian places. In addition to the human tragedies, this is also an ecological one. The quantities of conventional building materials required for reconstruction will not be readily available. Alternatives to this are urgently needed, including those that involve the homeless.