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18 Jun 2012

Haus der Kulturen der Welt:
A Blind Spot, curated by Catherine David

Efrat Shvily, 100 Years, 2012
Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper
Courtesy the artist and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

A Blind Spot
Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Wed – Mon, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission 3/5 €, Mon Free admission
Closed on Monday, 25 June 2012
Book Guided Tours 20 June and 1 July
Tel.030.39787 196
Further Information on Haus der Kulturen der Welt tel. 030.39787 175

Anne Maier
+49 30 39787 196/153
+49 30 3948679

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

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A Blind Spot
31 May - 01 July 2012
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Wed, 20 June 2012
6.30 p.m.
Special : guided tour with curator CATHERINE DAVID


The blind spot of a photograph refers to something not visible or shown but nonetheless latent in the image. Dismissing the dominant pictorial regime, the images in 'A Blind Spot' preserve an openness and indeterminacy that precludes reducing them to a description or illustration of a fixed reality. This is the point of departure for questioning the documentary aspect in contemporary artistic and photographic practices.
The exhibition complimented the second edition of the BERLIN DOCUMENTARY FORUM curated by Hila Peleg, that took place from 31 May – 3 June 2012 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The exhibition, curated by Catherine David, includes works by Eric Baudelaire, Elisabetta Benassi, David Goldblatt, Hassan Khan, Joachim Koester, Vincent Meessen, Olaf Nicolai, Efrat Shvily, Jeff Wall and Christopher Williams.

Exhibition architecture: Kuehn Malvezzi

The Berlin Documentary Forum is a project from Haus der Kulturen der Welt supported by the Embassy of the United States of America, the French Embassy, Culturesfrance and the Goethe-Institut Ramallah. “A Blind Spot” is funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, with kind support of Institut francais. Haus der Kulturen der Welt is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as by the Federal Foreign Office.