With our final exhibition in Berlin we look at both ends of the revolutionary act: the will to conquer utopia and the urge to provoke dystopia. The exhibition is an extension of our participation in the collateral program 5x5x5 of this year’s Manifesta in Palermo, and will run parallel to the launch of the second issue of the street newspaper Arts the Working Class.
Over the last 10 years, EXILE has initiated various formats to expand and democratize access to the exhibition space. A yearly exhibition entitled Summer Camp (2009-2011) was based on an open-call for creative proposals, while Irregular Readings (2013 & 2016) focused on immaterial creative actions. Both formats have the same core principle: to initiate a collective experience, ignite dialogue and create community.
May the bridges I burn light the way is a cordial invitation to join us once more and for us to say thank you for all the support we received in the last decade since opening on Oct 18, 2008 in a garage inside a courtyard on Alexandrinenstrasse in Berlin Kreuzberg. As a next step, EXILE will reopen in September in a new space in Vienna.
Artists: Albrecht Pischel, Ayami Awazuhara, Carsten Höller, Club Fortuna, Heiner Franzen, Iris Touliatou, Kazuko Miyamoto, Lauryn Youden, Louise Thomas, Madison Bycroft, Maria Thereza Alves, Nschotschi Haslinger, Paulina Nolte, Patrick Fabian Panetta, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Sarah Lehnerer & Zöe Claire Miller
May the bridges I burn light the way is curated by María Inés Plaza Lazo and Christian Siekmeier.