Exhibitions ///

KW - Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin (formerly: Kunst-Werke), Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kultur, Halle, Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Leipzig, La Biennale die Venecia, Venice.

Following the great success of the exhibitions "Shrinking Cities I + II" in Berlin, Halle/Saale, and Leipzig (2004-2005), the German Federal Cultural Foundation sent the exhibitions to several additional international sites. From 2006 to 2008 a selection of the exhibition contributions was on view in the United States, Britain, Japan, Russia, and other places.

The project Shrinking Cities thereby presented the results of its global investigation and its proposed concepts for action in a worldwide context. The tour focused on some of the countries facing massive processes of urban shrinking. Since the 1990s, 25% of the world's big cities are losing population, and the tendency is increasing. The project Shrinking Cities was thus initiating an international exchange of experience with this until now neglected urban phenomenon, which has become a crucial issue of urban development all over the world in recent decades, in parallel to the rapid processes of urbanization.

The concept of the exhibition was individually adapted and updated for each of the sites.

The international stations were /// Germany, Berlin: Kunstwerke - Institute for Contemporary Art, September 4 - November 7, 2004.

Germany, Halle/Leipzig: Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kultur (ZfzK), Halle-Neustadt Train Station, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (GfZK), November 19, 2005 – February 2, 2006.

Italy, Venice, Biennale di Venezia: a contribution to the 10th International Biennial of Architecture, Venice, from September 10 to November 19, 2006.

Bulgaria, Ruse: Art Gallery Rousse, December 14th 2006 - January 14th 2007.

USA, New York: Pratt Manhattan Gallery / Van Alen Institute, December 8th 2006 - February 21st 2007.

Japan, Tokyo: Akihabara UDX Building, Akihabara Square, January 28th - February 18th. 

USA, Detroit: Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills / Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), February 3rd - April 2nd 2007.

Bulgaria, Sofia: Dauhaus - independent art space, February 20th - March 1st 2007.

USA, Cleveland: SPACES Gallery und Cleveland Urban Design Center, April 20th - June 8th 2007.

Britain, Manchester: CUBE / Liverpool: RENEW Rooms, November 16, 2007 to January 26, 2008.

Germany, Frankfurt am Main: Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt (German Architecture Museum, DAM), December 8, 2007 to February 17, 2008.

Germany, Dortmund: Museum am Ostwall / Duisburg: Liebfrauenkirche, Spring 2008.

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg: Pro Arte Institute in collaboration with the State Museum of History St Petersburg,  March/April 2008.

Russian Federation, Moscow: 1. Moscow Architecture Biennial, Central House of the Artist / Zentralny dom chudoschnika,  May 27, June 1, 2008

Germany, Berlin: Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, October 16 - November 23, 2008.

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