BERLIN, GERMANY.- The Museum for Asian Art presents Hyper Cities / Über Städte, on view 7 September - 4 November 2007. An exhibition of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) in collaboration with the Museum for Asian Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, within the framework of the Asian Pacific Weeks 2007.
The Asian Pacific Weeks are supported by the German Lottery Foundation Berlin [Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin ]. The exhibition focuses on the experience of the city as an urban landscape; as a place of spectacle and consumption and as a site of radical social and architectural metamorphosis. It displays photographs, video works and a site-specific installation by thirteen artists from Germany , Japan , China and South Korea . All artists are, or have been scholarship holders of the DAAD, invited to investigate facets of identity and society, aspects of tradition and of progress in urban life, in light of the rapid technological and cultural changes in the age of globalisation. A catalogue in German and English (ca.70 pages) accompanies the exhibition.
Participating Artists: Thomas Bergmann (born 1977, lives in Berlin), Moritz Fehr (born 1981, lives in Weimar) Kei FUSHIKI (born 1976, lives in Weimar), Delia Keller (born 1977, lives in Braunschweig and Berlin), Joon KIM (born 1976, lives in Detmold), KreisslKerber (born 1973 and 1970, live in Berlin), Elisabeth Neudörfl (born 1968, lives in Berlin), Bianca Radziwanowska (born 1975, lives in Düsseldorf), Nina Strugalla (born 1973, lives in Hamburg), Jan Verbeek (born 1966, lives in Köln), Saskia Wendland (born 1973, lives in Berlin), XU Tan (born 1957, lives in Zhuhai/China).