Taking the World to the Repair Shop

Gropius Bau, Kader Attia, On Silence, 2021, Prothesen, variable Maße, Courtesy: der Künstler, Galerie Nagel Draxler und Lehmann Maupin, beauftragt von Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Foto: Markus Elbaus

Gropius Bau is opening a major exhibition around themes of repair, healing, and care during Berlin Art Week.

Gropius Bau, Paula Rego, Untitled 2, 1999 Etching, Image: 19.6 x 29.7 cm, Paper: 38 x 48 cm © Paula Rego, Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

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.

Gropius Bau, Lygia Clark, Elastic Net (Rede de Elásticos), 1974, Courtesy Associação Cultural Lygia Clark

Gropius Bau, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Der Wurm, 2022, Installation view, Urania, Berlin Curator: Pauline Doutreluingne Courtesy Anne Duk Hee jordan Photo: Jacopo Falsetta
Gropius Bau, People’s Archive of Rural India, The Grindmill Songs Project, 2020–ongoing Installation view (detail) © People’s Archive of Rural India
Gropius Bau, Paula Rego, Untitled 3, 1999, Etching, Image: 19.6 x 29.7 cm, Paper: 38 x 48 cm © Paula Rego, Courtesy Paula Rego and Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

Gropius Bau, Tabita Rezaire & Amakaba, Singing Bee Garden, 2021, Videostill, Courtesy of Tabita Rezaire & Amakaba
Gropius Bau, Johanna Hedva, The Clock Is Always Wrong, 2022, Compendium rarissimum totius, approx. 1775, Wellcome Collection
Gropius Bau, Johanna Hedva, The Clock Is Always Wrong, 2022, Compendium rarissimum totius, approx. 1775, Wellcome Collection
Gropius Bau, Grace Ndiritu , The Twin Tapestries , 1915 and 1973 (Restitution and Repair) © Grace Ndiritu
Gropius Bau, André Eugène, Drums (detail), 2022, 12 barrely with light inside, dimensions variable © the artist, Photo: Kanari Studio

Gropius Bau, André Eugène, Drums (detail), 2022 12 barrely with light inside, dimensions variable © the artist, Photo: Kanari Studio
Gropius Bau, Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton, Ngangkari Ngura – Healing Country, 2022 © the artists, Courtesy of the artists and Iwantja Arts, photo: Andrew Curtis

Gropius Bau, Guyodo, Untitled, 2021, Mixed media on canvas 160 x 441 cm © the artist, Photo: Kanari Studio

GROPIUS BAU
YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal
16 SEP 2022—15 JAN 2023

Opening 15 SEP, 18—22 Uhr

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