August 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Otobong Nkanga’s interest lies in the complex relationship between humans and land. In her works, she explores this relationship within the tension between exploitative extraction processes and structures of care and repair. Following her one-year stay as In House: Artist in Residence 2019 at the Gropius Bau, a solo exhibition will offer insights into the central issues of her work.

Otobong Nkanga evokes the idea that the human body and the landscape on which it moves are interdependent. Based on extensive research and the interweaving of various media such as drawing, installation and performance, she traces the movement of minerals, goods and people in order to explore in depth economic and ecological processes. In her work, she also investigates the differing meanings ascribed to natural resources in various cultures and the violent relationship on which their extraction and further processing is based – thus challenging traditional ways of thinking.

Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal with Clara Meister

Performers in the exhibition: Kathiana Abraham, Julie Abricot, Chikamara Nicole Ajah, Loane Alonzeau, Cylan Barker, Stephanie Burrell, Raphaëlle Efoui Delplanque, Elif Huber, Virginnia Krämer, Isabel Kwarteng-Acheampong, Oumou Nassri Aidara, Adelle Nqeto, Chantale Nurse, Ekene Okobi, Manuela Rondón

(Picture: Otobong Nkanga, Solid Maneuvers, 2015. Verschiedene Metalle, Forex, Acryl, Asphalt, Salz, Make-up, Vermiculit, Dimensionen variabel
Installationansicht Crumbling Through Powdery Air, Portikus, 2015

Foto: Helena Schlichting, Courtesy: Portikus)

Martin Gropius Bau

Entrance Fee 9€

Sommer im The Circus mit 10% Rabatt

„In janz Berlin is et sauber und leer
Sach ma jibt et hier jarkeene Leute mehr ? […]
Ick versteh' die Leute nischt, et is die beste Zeit
Et is in Berlin am jeilsten, wenn die Sonne scheint
Die Trullas tragen Bauchfrei un lachen wie bestusst
Alle sind jut drauf und keine Sau fährt Bus“
Keen Hawaii – Icke & Er

Buche deinen Aufenthalt und erhalte 10% Rabatt mit dem Buchungscode: SOMMERZIRKUS
(gültig für Aufenthalte bis Ende Oktober 2020 bei Buchungen über unsere Webseite, Telefon unter +49 (0)30 2000 3939 oder Email)

Infos zu unseren erweiterten Hygienemaßnahmen zur Eindämmung von Covid-19 findet ihr hier.

Summer at The Circus with 10% off

"If you like döner with pommes, and drinking beer by the canal,
If you’re so into plant food, if you call ubahn a train…
No one can get into Berghain, but who cares, we’ve got lakes,
If summer in Berlin is what you long for, getting here’s all it takes!”

Book your stay now and get 10% off with the code: SOMMERZIRKUS
(Valid until the end of October 2020 if booked through our website, over the phone on +49(0)30 2000 3939 or via Email)

More info about our upgraded hygiene measures can
be found here.