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Forthcoming. Spekulationen im urbanen Raum

In the organizer's words:

Nine contemporary artists react to upheavals in urban space. The exhibition takes visitors to Beirut and Dhaka, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brasilia and Naples. Film installations, videos, photographs and books deal with loss and destruction, memory and reconstruction. It is about the city as a venue for questions about the future, with which new possibilities for communal life are constantly being negotiated. The imminent - "forthcoming" - becomes a moment of speculation about decay, renewal and traces of the past in what is only just emerging. At the center of the exhibition is the expansive video installation "Sweet Talk Commissions Beirut (Solidere: 1994-1997)", 2019, by Lebanese-American artist Walid Raad. The work was acquired by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in 2021 and is being shown for the first time across an impressive width of 15 meters.

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K21 / Kunstsammlung NRW Ständehausstraße 1 40217 Düsseldorf