HAU Hebbel am Ufer will take part in this year’s Berlin Art Week
with a focus on the choreographer Jérôme Bel
and an installation by the visual artist Halil Altındere
Bel is considered one of the seminal choreographers of our time, and is closely associated with HAU. With his work “Disabled Theater” he was part of the programme here in 2012 at the reopening under the direction of Annemie Vanackere. The French artist and choreographer works internationally at the interface of dance, performance and the visual arts. His works have been shown at theatres as well as in museum and exhibition contexts, including at the dOCUMENTA (13), at the Tate Modern, at MOMA and at the Centre Pompidou. Bel always invites critical reflection on prevalent principles in art as well as in the “art market”. He understands theatre as an open space for these debates, while also constantly breaking with the conventions of the theatre and dance art. As part of Berlin Art Week we present his early piece “Jérôme Bel”
(1995), today considered iconic, and “Gala”
(2015) from the current HAU repertoire.
Halil Altındere belongs to a generation of Turkish artists who have substantially shaped the cultural emergence of Turkey in the 1990s. In his latest work “Köfte Airlines”
(2016), which can be seen as an installation at HAU2 starting on September 13, Altındere occupied an airplane with a group of refugees, documenting the action in photographs.
Next to the installation at HAU, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will show Halil Altındere's exhibition "Space Refugee
" from 15.9.-6.11.