Welcome to the Jungle

16 Sep 2015 – 15 Nov 2015

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Berlin, Germany


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The “jungle” at the heart of the group exhibition Welcome to the Jungle at KW Institute for Contemporary Art serves as a desired imaginary space, symbolizing the subconscious, potentially dangerous counterpart of the controlled urban environment.


The jungle marks a maximum distance from everyday life, as the name of the best-known discotheque in the history of West Berlin illustrates. In this group show, artistic positions by international and Berlin-based artists investigate ideas of the self and the other, and together draw a mental map of the present and the life forms within it, whether real or merely possible.

Curated by Ellen Blumenstein with the curatorial contribution of Filipa Ramos.

With works by Ute Adamczewski, Ulf Aminde, Awst & Walther, Nina Beier, Julius von Bismarck, Ulu Braun, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Danica Dakić, Loretta Fahrenholz, Heike Gallmeier, Sven Johne, Tobias Madison, Peter Piller, Jon Rafman, Ariel Reichman, Stephen G. Rhodes, Roman Schramm, Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton, Marianne Vlaschits, Klaus Weber, Camilla Wills.
Contributed by Filipa Ramos:  Melanie Bonajo, Olaf Breuning, Basim Magdy, John Smith.




Ellen Blumenstein

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