12 Jul 2019 – 21 Jul 2019

Event times

I) 'unnatural' 12-18h
II) 'unknown' 21.30-00.00h
III) 'unlucid' 14-20h
IV) 'unarchived' Invalidenstraße 110, 12-19h
V) 'unsown – unausgesät' 12-21h
VI) 'uninternet:identities' 14-20h
VII) 'undeterminants' 14-21h
VIII) 'unit: V.D.E - Vor dem Essen' 08-20h
IX) 'untransparent' 10-18h
X) 'unfilter' 14-19h
XI) 'unfinished' 14-17h

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Through its ten exhibitions, during nine days and one night, the festival 'unselect' will
explore the dichotomy between natural and cultural mechanisms of selection – a
phenomenon, both quotidian and omnipresent.


Kleine Humboldt Galerie is delighted to announce its upcoming exhibition festival
'unselect', from 12 July through July 21, 2019, celebrating the 10th anniversary of KHG’s
curatorial practice at Lichthof Ost.

Vernissage: Friday, 12 July 2019, starting 6.30 pm at Humboldt University, Lichthof Ost
(Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin).

Through its ten exhibitions, during nine days and one night, the festival unselect will
explore the dichotomy between natural and cultural mechanisms of selection – a
phenomenon, both quotidian and omnipresent.

For the longest time, human beings have been committed to their quest of gaining a more thorough understanding of their environment. Like Darwin with his theory of evolution and his concept of natural selection, we developed scientific experiments and models to make the world more comprehensible.

Nevertheless, humanity itself has become a crucial factor in all different kinds of selection
processes in the world, for our culture holds a significant impact on our environment. We
have started to create new selection mechanisms and introduced laws appending those of nature. No matter where we look, pre-selections made by humans are everywhere.

Nevertheless, selecting means to influence and build the world we live in – whether that is
by the choices we make on the offers available, the news distributed or the art exhibited.

Based on tensions created by the dichotomy of natural and cultural patterns of decision-
making, in this year’s anniversary exhibition, Kleine Humboldt Galerie will explore various forms in which selection appears. At ten different venues, including the 18th century main
building Unter den Linden, an abandoned lecture hall and the actively used but hardly
known greenhouses in Dahlem, artworks including sculpture, media art, installations and
performances will open up different perspectives on the phenomenon.

As it is the Gallery’s tradition, one exhibition will be on view at Lichthof Ost in the main
building of the university for the course of one month. On top of that, this year, nine
additional pop-up exhibitions will be on display at different venues around the city.
Complementing the festival, collateral events consisting of workshops, guided tours and
lectures will make selection processes accessible and encourage visitors to take a closer
look at them.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Naz Balkaya

Andreas Gehrke

Torben Jost

Jonas Etter

Philip Topolovac

Yan Gi Cheng & Rei Matsushima

Ulrike Mohr

Lilo Viehweg

Polina Egorushkina

Tabita Rezaire

Agnieszka Szostek

Silvia Noronha

Laura Horelli

Lucius Fekonja

Markus Wirthmann

Anton Steenbock

Nina Schuiki

A/A Armin Keplinger & Andreas Greiner

Charles Thorburn


Inia Steinbach

Duy Hoang

Nicole Wendel

Patricia Woltmann

Pia Linz

Lauryn Youden

Dina Shneider

Christian Schellenberger

Minh Duc Pham

Sonja Hornung

Brooklyn J. Pakathi

Tilman Kanitz


Michal Martychowiec

Saskia Krafft

Tik Rs79 Black-berlin

Bogosi Sekhukuni

Hanne Lippard

Eva Gentner

Oliver Thie

Robert Smithson

Marja Marlene Lechner

Ruben Aubrecht

Anja Heymann

Mayra Rodríguez Castro

Peter Piller

Johannes Berger

Marett Klahn

Charlene Galea

Maria Anwander

Jan Bernstein

Daniel Chluba,

Sophia Hörmann

Johanna Jaeger

Agnieszka Karasch

Mark Dion

Susi Hinz

Stanislav Ginzburg

Jonas Lund

Miriam Rose Gronwald

Sascha Pohflepp

Nicolò Krättli & Jonathan Banz

Pascale Komarnicki

Signe Tveskov

Marie Purschke

Carsten Horn

Norbert Lang

Maria Martinez-Cañas

Constantin Hartenstein

Paula van Brummelen

Benjamin Blaquart

Beatrice Celli

J. K. Langford

Marianne Brepohl

Taking part

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Berlin, Germany

SAVVY Contemporary

Berlin, Germany


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