Calida Garcia Rawles, A Promise, 2020, Courtesy George und Azita Fatheree; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, London; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, Seoul © Calida Garcia Rawles, Foto: Marten Elder

Every two years, the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art brings together international artists, theoreticians, and practitioners in exhibitions and accompanying programs. With its political profile, it stands for committed art that addresses the urgent questions of the present.

The 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Still Present! takes place from June 11 to September 18, 2022, and is curated by Kader Attia.

All too often, art mediation is understood as care work in the arts without really being cared for. Designated as the bridge between institutionally produced hierarchical rifts, art mediation cannot assume the role of the agentless caretaker of institutional »powerplays«. Rather than expect art mediation to fix structural fissures, we must dare to look at the wounds themselves. Within the framework of the 12th Berlin Biennale and its focus on repair and decolonial processes, the question we must ask is: Can art mediation itself be repaired? For the 12th Berlin Biennale critical mediation formats provide us the opportunity to engage and exchange with one another in workshops and focus tours. In dialogues with local and decolonial voices, we focus on the multiple meanings of what decolonial art education could be, creating nomadic locations between »atmospheric walls« (Sara Ahmed). 

Exhibition Venues
> Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg & Pariser Platz
> Dekoloniale Memory Culture in the City
> Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
> KW Institute for Contemporary Art
> Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy

Public Tour 90 min
> Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg)
> Hamburger Bahnhof
> KW Institute for Contemporary Art

in German Sat 2pm & Sun 03.07., 07.08. & 04.09. 2pm
in English Sun 4pm
Participation fee inclueded in ticket price

Public Tour 60 Min
> Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz)
in German Fri 17.06., 01.07., 15.07., 29.07., 12.08., 26.08. &
09.09. 5pm
in English Fri 24.06., 08.07., 22.07., 05.08., 19.08., 02.09.
& 16.09. 5pm
Participation fee inclueded in ticket price

Bookable & Public Tours
During the 60 to 90-minute tours, mediators
will engage in a critical dialogue with the
visitors through the exhibition venues of the
12th Berlin Biennale:

> Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg
> Akademie der Künste Pariser Platz
> Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
> KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Guided Tour:
for groups in German & English
60 min/75 €, educational institutions 60 €
90 min/100 €, educational institutions 85 €

> +49 (0)30 247 49 888
> museumsdienst@kulturprojekte.berlin

Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg)
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin
Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz)
Pariser Platz 4
10117 Berlin

Opening hours
Wed–Mon 11am–7pm

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
10557 Berlin

Opening hours
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Sat–Sun 11am–6pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

Opening hours 
Wed–Mon 11am–7pm

Admission to all venues
18 €, reduced 9 €
> Online-Tickets