Farewell to an Idea



Inspired by a novel from the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, the exhibition brings together ten artistic positions. Five objects. And five ideas that exist only in the imagination.

The exhibition is composed of two parts:


I. Five artists contribute a „work“ that only exists in the imagination. Each idea is enclosed in two envelopes. One of the two envelopes is framed and presented in the exhibition space. The other one is given to a randomly selected person as a present.


II. Five artists contribute an „object“ from (almost) unworked material.


Five objects and five ideas. Hidden and free. The future takes time.


Farewell to an Idea

Geta Brătescu, Nina Canell, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Haris Epaminonda, Markus Hoffmann, Felix Kiessling, Antje Majewski, Michael Müller, Katie Paterson


15 September to 25 September 2016



Curated by

Jaromir Hladík


In collaboration with

Berlin Art Week