Opening Hiwa K and ARS VIVA 2018 | Friday 9 February 2018

HIWA K Diagonal, 2009 C-Print 133.5 x 200 cm Courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin and Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani Milan/Lucca
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HIWA K Diagonal, 2009 C-Print 133.5 x 200 cm Courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin and Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani Milan/Lucca

You are very welcome to attend the opening of two new exhibitions on Friday 9 February 2018. The museum is open for a free visit from 8 to 11 pm. Afterwards you can talk about your visit over a drink in the S.M.A.K. café.
 

HIWA K
S.M.A.K. devotes a solo exhibition 'Moon Calendar' to the recent video works, performances and installations of Hiwa K. In the 1990s, Hiwa K fled his native country. More than 10 years later, he settled in Germany. This emotional and social disruption marks his artistic practice, which is fuelled by both his personal biography and everyday encounters and stories from his surroundings.

ARS VIVA 2018
This exhibition presents work by the winners of the Ars Viva prize 2018. Since 1953, the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries) has awarded the annual Ars Viva prize to young artists who live in Germany and whose work is distinguished by its progressive nature. The three winners for 2018 are Anna-Sophie Berger (1989) from Austria, and Oscar Enberg (1988) and Zac Langdon-Pole (1988), both from New Zealand.