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What comes after Postmodernism?

Lecture at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn in November 2023. Link to the German translation.

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Against the Logic of War – Kyiv Biennial 2023

“Breathe the pressureCome play my game, I’ll test yaPsychosomatic, addict, insaneBreathe the pressureCome play my game, I’ll test yaPsychosomatic, addict, insaneCome play my gameInhale, inhale, you’re the victimCome play my gameExhale, exhale, exhale”The Prodigy – Breathe, 1995 On 8th December, 1995 The Prodigy premiered their track Breathe in the Pionir Hall in Belgrade, Serbia. It was the […]

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Illiberal Lives – Ludwig Forum Aachen

April 22 – August 27, 2023 With Pauline Curnier Jardin, Johanna Hedva, Ho Rui An, Blaise Kirschner, Jota Mombaça, Henrike Naumann, Melika Ngombe Kolongo, Bassem Saad, Mikołaj Sobczak, and Jordan Strafer. And selected by the artists: a rehanging of works from the collections at the Ludwig Forum Aachen of Vincent Desiderio, Jann Haworth, Domenico Gnoli, […]

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CAPITOL JANUARY 6 – REICHSBÜRGER TAG X

Today, two years ago, my phone was buzzing with messages and photos from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. People asked me: “Did you see that coming?” I was puzzled because I had captured the aesthetics of the Capitol stormers in my installation Das Reich from 2017 about the German “Reichsbürger movement”. Until last year, I […]

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Artist Talk – SculptureCenter New York

Wed, Sep 28, 2022, 6:30–8pm On the occasion of her first exhibition in the United States, join artist Henrike Naumann at SculptureCenter for an artist talk on her new exhibition Re-Education and her recent work. The program is introduced and moderated by exhibition curator Kyle Dancewicz, Deputy Director, SculptureCenter. Please RSVP here. Henrike Naumann’s (born […]

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Re-Education – SculptureCenter New York

H E N R I K E   N A U M A N NR E – E D U C A T I O N 22. September 2022 – 27. Februar 2023SculptureCenter44–19 Purves StreetLong Island City, NY 11101INFOS SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Henrike Naumann: Re-Education, the first exhibition in the United States by Berlin-based […]

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Thank You For Bringing My Work Back Home

2000 in Gropius Bau Berlin Thursday, 04.08.2022 17.00—19.30Gropius Bau, 2nd floorFree admission with pre-registrationINFOS This lecture by Valeria Schiller and the following conversation between her and Henrike Naumann, who will join online, discuss the cultural-historical connections and parallels between Kyiv and Berlin in context of the division between East and West, and the position of […]

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The Museum of Trance

Ghetto Biennale / Atis Rezistansdocumenta fifteen Kassel, 2022 We propose the Museum of Trance as a fictional institution that explores the sonic culture phenomenon of the 90ies German music genre Trance. Built around the organ, the central instrument of worship ceremonies, the work, combines structural elements of ethnographic historicization and museology of cultural formations. St. […]

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Kyiv

My work ‚2000‘ had a special meaning in the Ukrainian context, as the work about the divided Germany was read by the audience as a metaphor of the divided Ukraine. I am one of the few artists who up until the beginning of the invasion had shows in both Kyiv and Moscow. Working in both […]

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Besucherin posiert vor Ölgemälde

Art and War

For the past two weeks, I’ve been mostly online. I held my breath while reading the news about the escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia. And I’ve been looking on social media at the selfies taken at the two exhibitions I’m currently participating in parallel in Kyiv and Moscow. I see my work as a […]

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