July 24 - August 22, 2020

Andrea Canepa, Valentina Karga, Eli Cortiñas, Paul DD Smith, Kamilla Bischof,
Annika Rixen, Constanza Mendoza, Jesi Khadivi, Santiago da Silva, Nest Design

Merzbau-Garten is a collaborative project which will grow over the course of 2020 in three modules by combining the work, concepts and labor of various Berlin-based artists, writers, and designers. Inspired in part by Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau, the space at Kinderhook & Caracas will organically accumulate architectural interventions, art works and plant life over the course of the year, meanwhile manifesting in a parallel, non-linear publication with contributions from all of the participants. A program of encounters accompanies the physical exhibition. The loose theme of each module is determined through a dialog established between the artists. Module I revolves around the connections between the mythology of the object, artist gardens, house museums, and contamination. 

Read publication text by Jesi Khadivi (English or Deutsch)
















Photos by Joe Clark




Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds



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