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If the project FORMER WEST has been unfolding both temporally and spatially as an ongoing, continuous collective dialogue with our own time through reflecting, exploring, and imagining from within the space of art yet not confined to it, then the single most important aspect of this trajectory are those “interruptions” of these processes of thinking through public negotiations. Nowhere appears a more fitting and demanding place to do so in terms of our past historical context and at this moment than Berlin, a crucial resource of what might become “former West” knowledges. I hope that together we grasp this very possibility. Maria Hlavajova Artistic Director, BAK and FORMER WEST

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In addition, I would like to thank HKW, both its director Bernd M. Scherer and the entire team for such a challenging collaboration. Both teams—that of BAK and HKW—have always been prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty in the process of realizing this complex project. I especially would like to mention Janine Armin, Annette Bhagwati, Silvia Fehrmann, Martin Hager, Annika Kuhlmann, Arjan van Meeuwen, Anne Maier, Myrthe Nagtzaam, Gwen Parry, Dunja Sallan, Andrea Schubert, Teuni Verploegh, Franziska Wegener, and our squad of extremely dedicated interns in both the cities of Berlin and Utrecht.

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FORMER WEST. Documents, Constellations, Prospects. Booklet  

18.03 - 24.03.2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin | The Berlin part of the long-term research, education, exhibition, and publication p...

FORMER WEST. Documents, Constellations, Prospects. Booklet  

18.03 - 24.03.2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin | The Berlin part of the long-term research, education, exhibition, and publication p...

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