SECRET SURFACE @ KW Institut, Feb 13 – May 1

, 12 February 2016

The considerable SECRET SURFACE group show is on at Berlin’s KW Institut for Contemporary Art, opening February 13 and running to May 1.

The announcement for the exhibition opens with a quote from writer D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Chaos in Poetry’ essay, noting a person’s futile drive for order in life’s turmoil: “In [their] terror of chaos, [humanity] begins by putting up an umbrella between [themselves] and the everlasting chaos…”

Making a claim to going beyond an ‘occidental’ (see ‘Western’) world view, SECRET SURFACE  presents the work of 20+ artists and collectives including Auto ItaliaTrisha Baga, Anna Barham, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Lawrence Lek, Prem Sahib, Reena Spaulings, Philipp Timischl, Frances Stark and others, exploring “the location of experience itself, both in terms of subjectivity and towards the outer world.”

Curated by Ellen Blumenstein based on joint research with Catherine Wood, the exhibition will also include performances by artists already contributing works, as well as niv Acosta, Emily Roysdon, Patrick Staff, Cara Tolmie and more.

See the KW website for details. **

niv Acosta. Photo by Justin Fulton.
niv Acosta. Photo by Justin Fulton.