The Gujral Foundation was one of the funders for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art brought together a range of international artistic positions that explored the intersection between larger historical narratives and individuals’ lives.
The majority of the participating artists produced new works for the exhibition, proposed new perspectives on the facets of and relations in history. It spanned four distinct venues in western Berlin and Berlin-Mitte—Haus am Waldsee, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Crash Pad c/o KW. The exhibition was on view from 29th May – 3rd August 2014.
Juan A. Gaitán, curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale, invited Tarek Atoui, Natasha Ginwala, Catalina Lozano, Mariana Munguía, Olaf Nicolai, and Danh Vo to collaborate with him as core members and advisors in his artistic team.
The research for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art was structured along three speculative approaches toward the city of Berlin: in narratives exposed through its built environment, in its relationship to the formation of citizenship and as figured against current forces of tourism, and finally in its relations between historical and contemporary configurations of labour.