27 April – 27 May
On the occasion of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, the brand new experimental art space PS120 is pleased to announce its inauguration with the first of a three-part exhibition series titled, The Way Things Run (Der Lauf Der Dinge). The final two iterations will happen in synchrony with the 10th Berlin Biennale and Berlin Art Week 2018.
PS120 acts as a laboratory for presenting and exhibiting art located at Potsdamer Strasse 120, in the nerve center of Berlin’s Tiergarten Gallery District. The mission of the space is to contextualize new productions by emerging artists juxtaposed with historic work of established artists across generations and territories by drawing unexpected art historical links through new curation, scholarship, and criticism.
With an entrance beside a typical Berliner Döner shop and located above the Woolworth store on the iconic corner of Kurfürstenstrasse and Potsdamer Strasse, the 250m2 project space will present six exhibitions over the coming twelve months.
The first exhibition in the trilogy, subtitled Loose Ends Don’t Tie, investigates the migration of people, objects, and images in contemporary global society. Nomadic circulation transforms people, cultures, and ideas and leads to multiple, dyssynchronous states of being, ultimately producing new narratives of belonging and of displacement. Through investigation and shared art historical practices, Loose Ends Don’t Tie brings attention to how canonical artwork from the 1960’s still informs emerging artists today. In line with its mission, PS120 serves as a resource to cultivate a Berlin-based community of art supporters that is both local and global.
Alvaro Barrington, Tom Burr, Renee Green, Iman Issa, Mirak Jamal, Joan Jonas, Tarik Kiswanson, Ana Mendieta, Olu Ogunnaike, Zac Langdon-Pole, Rosemarie Tockel