Brassaï (Gyula Halász), from Graffiti de la Série VIII: La Magie, 1955, gelatin silver print, 141 x 106.3 cm | Centre Pompidou. bpk | CNAC-MNAM | Estate Brassaï
Nikolaus Gansterer, Theory Casing IV (of the Middle of the Moment), 2013 | wooden sticks, sticking tape, polystyrene balls, ca. 130 x 80 x 80 cm | Courtesy the Artist

Director Bernd Scherer on the program Mar/Apr:

The struggle for a government reveals the legitimation crisis of political parties. The invigoration of new racisms and nationalisms demands new categories of thought. HKW identifies reference points with which the present-day processes of transformation can be diagnosed. 100 years after the founding of the Weimar Republic, Rimini Protokoll probes the status of democracy. Dangerous Conjunctures illuminates the relevance of the visionary 1988 book Race, Nation, Class in which Balibar and Wallerstein analyzed social lines of conflict that still prevail today. 100 Years of Beat explores how the invention of the drum set in 1918 revolutionized global music history. Neolithic Childhood. Art in a False Present, c. 1930 reflects the artistic avant-garde’s search for new reference systems in the face of the crises between the World Wars.