Klaus Staeck, pl (Plakate) (1970–1997)
Klaus Staeck, pl (Plakate) (1970–1997)
Klaus Staeck, pl (Plakate) (1970–1997)
Klaus Staeck
pl (Plakate), 1970–1997

BRD

April 28 – Juli 17, 2016
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Arno Brandlhuber, Christoph Büchel, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Georg Herold, Christopher Muller, Manfred Pernice, Peter Piller, Tobias Rehberger, Gerhard Richter, Karin Sander, Gregor Schneider, Andreas Slominski, Florian Slotawa, Klaus Staeck, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cosima von Bonin, Christopher Williams, Johannes Wohnseifer, Erwin Wurm, Heimo Zobernig, Christof Zwiener

Opening: April 27, 2016, 7 pm
Gallery weekend: April 29 – May 1, 2016, 12 pm – 6 pm

brd was the acronym for the bundesrepublik deutschland (federal republic of germany), used by the government of the gdr (german democratic republic) to achieve equal international treatment of the two german states in terms of language. the acronym brd was part of the vocabulary of the cold war. it was also used by west-german left-wing activists to express their criticism of the capitalist system. well into the 1990s, using the acronym in german essays in schools in the state of baden-württemberg was therefore marked as a mistake.

today, brd refers to the entire federal territory, generally referencing only germany as a whole, but the acronym brd is still often associated with the time before the fall of the berlin wall. depending on one’s age, political convictions, and place of residence, people associate very different things with the acronym.

in conversations with tenants of FAHRBEREITSCHAFT who had already worked on the premises prior to the fall of the wall, it quickly became clear that our value systems in the east and west strongly differ still today. the relationship has not yet been reappraised, let alone the differences leveled.

naturally, it was particularly interesting to show a brd exhibition in former east berlin. the choice of artists and works was subjective and in no way complete. it also depended not least on what suitable works were found in the collection. the following themes appeared in the exhibition: the (slow) reappraisal of the nazi era, greed for money and consumerism, the staidness and love of order evident during this time – as found in radio and on television, in cars, building mania and soccer, but also in the terror of the red army faction (raf) of andreas baader and ulrike meinhof. as a formative moment after the fall of the wall, we also addressed the sense of condescension toward the east on the part of the west.

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BRD, Installation view
BRD, Installation view
BRD, Installation view
BRD
Installation view
Right: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Erinnerung an meine Zeit als Kellner (2012); Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Beine
Right: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Erinnerung an meine Zeit als Kellner (2012); Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Beine
Right: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Erinnerung an meine Zeit als Kellner (2012); Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Beine
Right: Hans-Peter Feldmann
Erinnerung an meine Zeit als Kellner
2012

Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann
Beine
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sonntagsbilder (1977)
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sonntagsbilder (1977)
Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sonntagsbilder (1977)
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Sonntagsbilder, 1977
Works from Feldmanns Laden, Installation view
Works from Feldmanns Laden, Installation view
Works from Feldmanns Laden, Installation view
Works from Feldmanns Laden
Installation view
Manfred Pernice, (AVA) (2008–2015)
Manfred Pernice, (AVA) (2008–2015)
Manfred Pernice, (AVA) (2008–2015)
Manfred Pernice
(AVA), 2008–2015
Karin Sander, Rauhfasertapete 80 (Erfurt Prestige /Royal) (1992/2016)
Karin Sander, Rauhfasertapete 80 (Erfurt Prestige /Royal) (1992/2016)
Karin Sander, Rauhfasertapete 80 (Erfurt Prestige /Royal) (1992/2016)
Karin Sander
Rauhfasertapete 80 (Erfurt Prestige / Royal), 1992/2016
BRD, Installation view
BRD, Installation view
BRD, Installation view
BRD
Installation view
Wall: Peter Piller, Projektionsflächen (2006); Floor: Georg Herold, Blind Order (1990)
Wall: Peter Piller, Projektionsflächen (2006); Floor: Georg Herold, Blind Order (1990)
Wall: Peter Piller, Projektionsflächen (2006); Floor: Georg Herold, Blind Order (1990)
Wall: Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen, 2006

Floor: Georg Herold
Blind Order, 1990
Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Die Toten, 1967-93, Studentenbewegung, APO, Baader-Meinhof, Bewegung 2. Juni, Revolutionäre Zellen, RAF; Right: Johannes Wohnseifer, Vater weint (2001)
Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Die Toten, 1967-93, Studentenbewegung, APO, Baader-Meinhof, Bewegung 2. Juni, Revolutionäre Zellen, RAF; Right: Johannes Wohnseifer, Vater weint (2001)
Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann, Die Toten, 1967-93, Studentenbewegung, APO, Baader-Meinhof, Bewegung 2. Juni, Revolutionäre Zellen, RAF; Right: Johannes Wohnseifer, Vater weint (2001)
Left: Hans-Peter Feldmann
Die Toten, 1967-93, Studentenbewegung, APO, Baader-Meinhof, Bewegung 2. Juni, Revolutionäre Zellen, RAF

Right: Johannes Wohnseifer
Vater weint, 2001

List of works

Arno Brandlhuber
Archipel, 2012

Arno Brandlhuber
RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20, 2011

Christoph Büchel
untitled (Düsseldorf), 2001/06

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Kissen, 2015

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Point d’ironie 11, Edition der Zeitschrift Agnes B, 1999

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Autoradios fotografiert, während gute Musik spielte, 1979–90

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Alte Meister, 1977/78

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Sonntagsbilder, 1977

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Beine, year unknown

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Die Toten, 1967–93, Studentenbewegung, APO, Baader-Meinhof, Bewegung 2. Juni, Revolutionäre Zellen, RAF, year unknown

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Ein Pfund Erdbeeren, year unknown

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Erinnerung an meine Zeit als Kellner, year unknown

Hans-Peter Feldmann
Straßenkreuzung, year unknown

Hans-Peter Feldmann
untitled (Kaffeeservices), year unknown

Georg Herold
untitled (Kaviarbild), 2011

Georg Herold
Teaching sculpture, 2001

Georg Herold
The kind of mind, 2001

Georg Herold
Rekonstruktion einer Dachlatte, 1994

Georg Herold
Blind order, 1990

Georg Herold
Gehörntes Gehörn, 1990

Georg Herold
Nylons, 1990

Georg Herold
untiteld (Kaviarbild), 1990

Georg Herold
untitled (Kaviarbild), 1990

Georg Herold
untitled, 1989

Georg Herold
Holz ohne Raum, 1988

Georg Herold
untitled, 1988

Georg Herold
untitled, 1988

Georg Herold
New York Hostess, 1986

Christopher Muller
Cut in two, 1994

Christopher Muller
Regrets, 1994

Manfred Pernice
Ava, 2008–15

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF01, 2006

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF02, 2006

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF03, 2006

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF04, 2006

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF05, 2006

Peter Piller
Projektionsflächen PF07, 2006

Peter Piller
Pfade G1, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G2, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G4, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G5, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G6, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G9, 2003

Peter Piller
Pfade G12, 2003

Peter Piller
Überflug I3, 2003

Peter Piller
Überflug I4, 2003

Peter Piller
Überflug I6, 2003

Peter Piller
Man sagt, die Wohnung des Chefs sei ganz in weiß eingerichtet
2000

Tobias Rehberger
Comme tu moi, comme je toi, 1999

Tobias Rehberger
untitled (Familie), 1999

Tobias Rehberger
untitled, 1993

Gerhard Richter
Ulrike Meinhof, 2015

Karin Sander
Raufaser Nr. 80 (Erfurt Prestige / Royal), 1992/2016

Gregor Schneider
Der deutsche Beitrag, 2001

Andreas Slominski
Gerät zum knicken von Antennen, 2001

Andreas Slominski
untitled (Tor), 1988

Florian Slotawa
Gesamtbesitz 1996, 1996

Klaus Staeck
PL (Plakate), 1970–97

Wolfgang Tillmans
Hausbesetzer 1994–99, 1999

Cosima von Bonin
Auf Grundstück der Nachbarn, 2000

Cosima von Bonin
Gertrude Jekyll (#17), 2000

Christopher Williams
Camera position: Viethaus (Vietnamese Cultural Center)
Leipzigerstraße 54–56, 10117 Berlin November 19th, 2007
2008

Johannes Wohnseifer
Vater weint, 2001

Erwin Wurm
Carrying a bomb, 2003

Erwin Wurm
Carrying a bomb, 2003

Erwin Wurm
Carrying a bomb, 2003

Erwin Wurm
Looking for a bomb, 2003

Erwin Wurm
Looking for a bomb, 2003

Erwin Wurm
St. Paul’s pullover, 1991

Heimo Zobernig
Videoedition für Texte zur Kunst, 1991

Christoph Zwiener
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