February 22, 2017, 2 pm
Many thanks to the project manager Lena Johanna Reisner introducing our participants to the gallery concept of KOW and guiding us through the exhibition “ON THE POSSIBILITY OF LIGHT” by Chto Delat.
Exhibition Dates: February 18 – April 09, 2017
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm
Address: Brunnenstrasse 9, 10119 Berlin
“More light! Build more lighthouses! Drink phosphorus! As autocrats and neo-feudalists in the United States, Turkey, Poland, Great Britain, and other countries turn off the lights, something must shine the brighter. But what? What should be done? Chto Delat?! That is the signature question under which this collective of artists, intellectuals, and activists from Moscow and Saint Petersburg have worked together for the past fourteen years. In 2014, however, the group ran out of answers—in an EXHIBITION AT KOW, they sealed their hopes that art might offer a critical response to the war in Ukraine and Putin’s neo-nationalism in a time capsule and launched them toward an unknown future. The show was an open admission of their perplexity and marginality. The shock that had agonized the Russian collective has now reached the West. They have worked through it and are coming back to Berlin with a fresh look at their prospects and ours—and, at KOW, they build a lighthouse.” (Text excerpt from the press release by courtesy of Alexander Koch, KOW)
More information on the KOW Website.