Gropius Bau is opening a major exhibition around themes of repair, healing, and care during Berlin Art Week.
Mending, healing, acting with concern for others and for the environment—questions of ›care‹ have been a constant in the art world for the last few years. Gropius Bau has been a forerunner in this regard among Berlin institutions, with a number of exhibitions that have more or less explicitly grappled with various aspects of the topic. Its upcoming exhibition ›YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal‹, set to open during Berlin Art Week, continues the line of inquiry.
Curated by Brook Andrew, Kader Attia with Giscard Bouchotte, Natasha Ginwala, and Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz under the curatorial lead of Stephanie Rosenthal in collaboration with SERAFINE1369, the exhibition gathers work by a total of twenty-six artists, each of whom addresses the subject from different, related, and in some cases contradictory perspectives. Its programme explores the »politics of health« and other issues through a decolonial, indigenous, or ecological lens, with further critical attention to the question of »how the concept of care has been misused«. The following offers a preview of selected works.