Artist Talk: Kader Attia

Photo: The artist Kader Attia stands in front of a microphone and speaks. He is wearing dark clothing, a sand-colored scarf and a dark cap. In the right foreground, two people can be seen in a blur from behind.

Kader Attia at the opening of "Kader Attia. J’Accuse"

© Harry Schnitger

Kader Attia (*1970 in Dugny, France) has spent many years exploring the principle of ‘repair’, which he views as a constant in both nature and the history of humanity. At the Berlinische Galerie, Attia presents a conversation between two large installations: “J’Accuse” (2016) and “The Object‘s Interlacing” (2020). These two pieces by Attia are complemented by selected collages made by Hannah Höch for her iconic series “From an Ethnographic Museum” (1924- 1934); some of these works are from the Berlinische Galerie’s own collection.

Kader Attia grew up in France and Algeria. He rose to international fame not least with his contributions to the Biennale di Venezia in 2003/2017 and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. In 2022 he curated the 12th Berlin Biennale.

You can visit the exhibition before the talk. Admission is from 6 pm.


Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124–128
10969 Berlin

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