"What can exhibitions do?" A roundtable discussion



FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 6:30 pm
Spike Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45

How is the role of exhibitions and exhibition-making changing as a result of increasing slippages in the borders of fiction and reality? What does it mean to exhibit something if we are losing trust in the idea of revealing or embodying truth in a post-fact world? Are discursive, theatrical and immersive exhibitions, talks, conferences and lectures more powerful than traditional exhibition formats? Is the white cube still relevant in this situation? Between education, entertainment, networks, theory and the market, where is the power of exhibitions today? 

Moderated by the curator and Spike editor Christian Kobald 

4 € entry to support our program. 
We will be serving drinks at the SYL-Bar until midnight!


Heidi Ballet is an independent curator based in Berlin and Brussels. Among her current projects are the Beaufort sculpture triennial (Belgium) in 2018, and the Lofoten International Art Festival (Norway) in 2017, cocurated with Milena Hoegsberg. She curated the 2016 Satellite series at Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC, Bordeaux; and worked as a research curator for the exhibition "After Year Zero", presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2013).
Chris Dercon is the designated director of Volksbühne Berlin; his program will start this autumn. Previously he was the head of Tate Modern in London (2011–2016), Haus der Kunst in Munich (2003–2011), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (1996–2003) and Witte de With in Rotterdam (1990–1996).
Tirdad Zolghadr is a curator and writer. His most recent publication is Traction (Sternberg Press 2016). Zolghadr is director of the Summer Academy Paul Klee in Bern and associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. He teaches at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem.