The road leads back and back to the black square

The series The road leads back and back to the black square, curated in cooperation with Lukas Töpfer, deals with significant conventions, assumptions, functions and contexts of the institution of 'art'. At its heart is a reflection on exhibitions and their premises (i.e. the criteria of selection, the creation of value, the building of the canon ) as well as a questioning of the curator´s function through exhibitions ‘without works’ that shift the focus from individual objects onto the framework of presentation.


The Retraction of Things (4)*
A day in an institution

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN

Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

12.11.2014
curated by Bublitz and Lukas Töpfer

A day in an institution presents the collector’s edition of an image, previously shown in Die Melancholie der Elite (The Unhappy Elite) and the road leads back and back to the black square (I and II). After one day in the KW the exhibition will become part of the Sammlung Bergmeier, Berlin. It will be open to the public on November 12th.

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The Retraction of Things (2)*
The road leads back and back to the black square (II)

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN

Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

15.10. – 20.10.2014
curated by Bublitz and Lukas Töpfer

„The question of repetition is very important. It is important because there is no such thing as repetition.“ (Gertrude Stein)

The road leads back and back to the black square II deals with a well known public domain photograph that was taken on July 15th, 1972. The exhibition "repeats" another, recently past exhibition.

Related topics: curation, modernism, social housing, segregation

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The road leads back and back
to the black square

Plattenpalast
Wollinerstrasse 50
10435 Berlin

23/08 – 28/09/2014
Opening: 22/08/2014, 18–21 Uhr

curated by Bublitz
and Lukas Töpfer

The road leads back and back to the black square is part of Secondary Narratives 2014.

Secondary Narratives links four exhibitions to a greater whole and couples together the work of independent exhibitions spaces and curators. Each of the exhibitions is at once autonomous and a part of a larger narrative.

Secondary Narratives 2014 is a collaboration of Bublitz and Lukas Töpfer, Julia Martha Müller & Frederiek Wede, Neue Berliner Räume and The Wand.

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* The exhibition cycle The Retraction of Things, curated by Lukas Töpfer, engages with different parameters of exhibitions: the “Institution”, the curator, the collector, the “public”, the “work”, the canon and its rejects etc. The exhibition takes place at 3½, a small space between the third and fourth floor of the KW. It’s duration varies – from one day to one month. The cycle opens on September 14th with The Unhappy Elite.