'Diversity United': 90 contemporary artists reflect on freedom and dignity
9 June - 19 September 2021
With stops in Berlin, Moscow and Paris, the 'Diversity United' group show addresses themes such as freedom and dignity, dialogue and conflict, political and personal identity, democracy and its erosion, (fear of) the future, solidarity and separation, the current pandemic and its consequences. The ambitious exhibition includes Isaac Julien's Paradise Omeros (2002, pictured).
The major cross-border exhibition project can be seen from June 9 to September 19 in two hangars at Tempelhofer Feld. The initial spark for the project came from the Petersburg Dialogue. 'Diversity United' is a joint project of the Bonn Foundation for Art and Culture and the renowned Tretyakov Gallery Moscow.
The exhibition shows the vitality and diversity of the contemporary European art scene after the fall of the Iron Curtain until today and underlines the importance of intercultural dialogue in times of political uncertainties.
It poses questions about freedom, dignity, democracy and respect and takes a look at historically relevant and current issues: political and personal identity, migration, (inner) landscape, gender discourse and equality, nationality and territoriality, geopolitical and social conflicts.
'Diversity United' brings together painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installation, drawing and object art.