NEUER BERLINER KUNSTVEREIN (n.b.k.)
10 SEP 2020—17 JAN 2021
Opening 9 SEP, noon—10pm
Lost in America is a group show that radically deals with the present using works of U.S. art since the 1930s: a present in which the political leadership in the U.S. is withdrawing from its international commitments and responsibilities and instead engages in an isolationist politics under the motto ‘America First’. Lost in America presents works that reflect critically on U.S. history and explore the influences and developments that have shaped American identity with its specific national and political economy, especially the institution of slavery and its fatal legacy in relation to culture and everyday life. The critique of racism and social justice are central issues in this exhibition that deals especially with the form of systematic social analysis that is constitutive for conceptual art practices.
Artists: Michael Asher, Carver Audain, John Steuart Curry, Sam Durant, Jimmie Durham, Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Calla Henkel / Max Pitegoff, Caitlin MacBride, Jill Magid, Ken Lum, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Cameron Rowland, Robert Venturi / Denise Scott Brown, Jessica Vaughn, Marisa Williamson among others. Curators: John Miller. In cooperation with Columbia University, New York, and Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland.