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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Kleine Humboldt Galerie

Berlin, Germany


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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 artists

Charlene Galea

Marie Purschke

Sophia Hörmann

Lilo Viehweg

Saskia Krafft

Sonja Hornung

Signe Tveskov

Norbert Lang

Charles Thorburn

Bogosi Sekhukuni

Robert Smithson

Naz Balkaya

Nina Schuiki

Anton Steenbock

Lucius Fekonja

Johannes Berger

Laura Horelli

Mayra Rodríguez Castro

Marja Marlene Lechner

Susi Hinz

Benjamin Blaquart

Philip Topolovac

Marett Klahn

Pascale Komarnicki

Torben Jost

Tilman Kanitz

Brooklyn J. Pakathi

Patricia Woltmann

Constantin Hartenstein

Minh Duc Pham

Dina Shneider

Marianne Brepohl

J. K. Langford

Daniel Chluba,

Christian Schellenberger

Beatrice Celli

Polina Egorushkina


Miriam Rose Gronwald

Agnieszka Karasch

Stanislav Ginzburg

Ulrike Mohr

Eva Gentner

Jonas Lund

Jan Bernstein

Inia Steinbach

Silvia Noronha

Tabita Rezaire

Oliver Thie

Maria Anwander

Jonas Etter

Hanne Lippard

Pia Linz

A/A Armin Keplinger & Andreas Greiner

Duy Hoang

Ruben Aubrecht

Anja Heymann

Andreas Gehrke


Mark Dion

Maria Martinez-Cañas

Nicolò Krättli & Jonathan Banz

Johanna Jaeger

Agnieszka Szostek

Sascha Pohflepp

Yan Gi Cheng & Rei Matsushima

Nicole Wendel

Carsten Horn

Michal Martychowiec

Paula van Brummelen

Markus Wirthmann

Peter Piller

Lauryn Youden

Tik Rs79 Black-berlin

Taking part

SAVVY Contemporary

SAVVY Contemporary

Berlin, Germany

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Berlin, Germany


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