FESTIVAL OF FUTURE NOWS 2017→ ∞

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Berlin
RELATION OF ASPECT
Acrylic and watercolor paper mounted on wooden canvas, 140  x 190  cm total lenght 560 cm
2017

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

View of the painting installation at the Historische Halle

Photo: Franziska Strauss

‘The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.’ (James A. Baldwin)

The second edition of the Festival of Future Nows is taking place during Berlin Art Week 2017 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. This year’s cooperation between the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Olafur Eliasson and his Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. – as with the festival’s first edition in 2014 – brings together different works by over 100 international artists.

Over a four-day period, a dense cloud of creative energy and spontaneity will erupt and break free like a Berlin punk-opera-weather-condition, passing by and hovering over Hamburger Bahnhof. The festival program invites a young and diverse crowd to engage with the unpredictable nature of performance, action, music, interventions, dance, experiments, movement and perception exercises. Spontaneous choreographies, musical disruptions and overlooked encounters invite various forms of audience participation happening at flash-mob-like speed. Individual projects take place in parallel or overlap. The deliberate abundance forces visitors to take a nonlinear route through the festival. The principle of ‘density and diversity’ is applied purposefully. The Festival of Future Nows 2017→ ∞ brings together an experimental and inspiring mix of emerging practitioners interspersed with some more renowned artists under the banner of ‘The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.’

Text: Institut fur Raumexperiment