Kathrin Becker

Kathrin Becker studied art history and slavic literatures at Bochum University and Leningrad State University. She is a curator and writer and head of the Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). Her curatorial practice focuses on the social role of art in society and on the complex of exclusion / inclusion in contemporary cultures. Her latest projects include: Claire Fontaine (n.b.k., 2017); Bani Abidi (n.b.k., 2017); Halil Altındere. Space Refugee (n.b.k., 2016); Elizabeth Price (n.b.k., 2016); Rosa Barba (n.b.k., 2016); A Sense of History (with Marius Babias, Nordstern Video Art Center, Gelsenkirchen, 2016).

ONLINE: Screening Chapter #1

The Suspension and Excess of Time

The curatorial selection The Suspension and Excess of Time explores the role of time within a period of radical political, social, and economical change. The selected video works focus on the changes different societies were going through during the Perestroika era, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of the soviet empire. Paying tribute to speculative temporalities, curators Becker and Seehusen will trace people’s everyday experiences in the former “East” and “West” before and after 1989 / 1991.

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