Hiwa K in "Berlin" - Season 9 - "Art in the Twenty-First Century" | Art21
- Hiwa K in "Berlin" - Season 9 - "Art in the Twenty-First Century" | Art21
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Art21 proudly presents an artist segment, featuring Hiwa K, from the "Berlin" episode in the ninth season of the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" series.
Hiwa K questions his role as an artist within the ever-shifting political landscapes in Europe and the Middle East. From the celebrated Documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, to a performance in an Amsterdam boxing gym, to a musical intervention at a protest in Iraq, the sculptures, videos, and performances by the Iraqi-Kurdish artist slyly mix his biography with the larger story of migration and East-West relations in Europe.
Hiwa K was born in Sulaymaniyah in Kurdistan, Iraq, in 1975. His sculptures, videos, and performances slyly weave together anecdotes from friends and family members with his biography. As a Kurdish Iraqi and immigrant to Germany, Hiwa K draws from personal memories to tell stories of our ongoing global crises: war, migration, and the effects of neoliberalism and colonialism. Documenting with video, the artist inserts himself into his works, which often involve participatory dimensions (such as group cooking classes, musical performances, and political protests) and collaborations with a wide cast of players, from Iraqi philosophers to Venetian metal casters.
Learn more about the artist at:https://art21.org/artist/hiwa-k/
CREDITS | Executive Producer: Tina Kukielski. Series Producer: Nick Ravich. Directors: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Producer: Ava Wiland. Editor: Thomas Niles. Director of Photography: Rafael Salazar.
Production Coordinator: Ife Adelona. Curatorial Assistant: Danielle Brock. Advising Producer: Ian Forster.
Title Sequence & Typography: Afternoon Inc. Composer: Joel Pickard. Narration: Carrie Mae Weems. Additional Photography: Rehana Esmail, Christoph Lerch, & Anne Misselwitz. Aerial Camera: Martin Paschkowski. Sound: Jaime Guijarro-Bustamante. Additional Sound: Rasmus Damsgaard, Marc Parisotto, Fokke van Saane, & Ava Wiland. Production Assistant: Flavia Barragan Clavero, Claudia Gülzow, Tim Oppermann, & Manuel Schmit.
Digital Intermediate: Blue Table Post. Post-Production Producer: Oliver Lief. Colorist: Natacha Ikoli. Re-Recording Mixer & Dialogue Editor: Rich Cutler. Additional Animation: Andy Cahill. Assistant Editor: Caroline Berler, Adam Boese, Maya Elany, & Jonah Greenstein. Technical Evaluation: Pillar To Post. Translation: Rehana Esmail & Ridwan Zebari.
Artwork Courtesy: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Hiwa K, Susan Philipsz, KOW, Lisson Gallery, & Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Archival Materials: 47 Film / Andy Cameron; BBC Motion Gallery / Getty Images; Critical Past; Footage of Olafur Eliasson’s “Waterfall, Versailles, 2016 by Barbara Fecchio, Courtesy of Sculpture Nature; Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin; Newsroom GmbH / Max Roehrle; NPR; Olafur Eliasson interview courtesy Public Art Fund; Pond5; SHIMURAbros; Studio Olafur Eliasson; Transit Film; & Walker Art Center / Andy Underwood.
Additional Art21 Staff: Maggie Albert, Lindsey Davis, Lolita Fierro, Joe Fusaro, & Jonathan Munar. Interns: Diane Huerta, Esther Knuth, Sunny Leerasanthanah, & Kristopher Neira. Public Relations: Sutton. Station Relations: De Shields Associates, Inc. Legal Counsel: Barbara T. Hoffman, Esq.
Special Thanks: The Art21 Board of Trustees, Leila Akhmetova, Bakir Ali, Bettina Bärnighausen, Sebastian Behmann, Finn Bergquist, Thomas Blees. Rainer Brennecke, Johanna Chromik, CityQuartier FÜNF HÖFE, De Appel, Ina Dinter, Documenta 14, Joel Draper, Caroline Eggel, Jeremy Eichenbaum , El Otmani Gym, Anna Engberg-Pedersen, Emilie Engbirk, Anna Fedotova, Guillermo F. Florez, Annie Claire Geisinger , Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Nora Gomez-Strauss, Marina Greiner , Felix Hallwachs, Christine Hauptsummer , Haus der Geschichte Österreich, Lauren Jack, Patricia Kamp, Wanås Konst, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft Munich, Camilla Kragelund, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Sharron Lee, Clara Jungman Malmquist, Julia Jungman Malmquist , Marciano Art Foundation, Augustin Maurs , Eoghan McTigue, Alan Miller, Elisabeth Millqvist , Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Alexander Psavke, Sara Roffino, Schlossmuseum Sondershausen, Emily Skeppner, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Niels Van Tomme , Lucie von Eugen, Jill Vuchetich, Wanås Konst, Sven Weigel, Wolfgang Wenke, Robin Woerlen-Leikam, Michaela Zach, & Katja Zeidler.
Series Created By: Susan Dowling & Susan Sollins.
Major support for Season 9 is provided by National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, Lambent Foundation, Agnes Gund, Ford Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Nion McEvoy, and The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
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