Suspendido en la Queñua by Antonio Paucar
Antonio Paucar, Suspendido en el la Queñua, 2014, Videostill, © Antonio Paucar and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

Time Goes By: Rebecca Horn and Antonio Paucar

10 Sep 2020
Opening: 9. September 2020 | 14.00-22.00
Berlin Art Week 2020: Special opening hours (10-13 September) | 14.00-21.00
11 Oct 2020
ifa-Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
10115 Berlin

The world is out of kilter. What form might an international artistic and cultural exchange take on during a global pandemic? The ifa-Galerie Berlin takes advantage of this moment of immobility to place works from the ifa collection in a contemporary context. In the current climate, the unsettling yet touching works of Rebecca Horn take on a new significance. Her films, performances and sculptures open up a space between the poles of life and death, past and future, interior and exterior, human and machine. Horn not only influenced a subsequent generation of artists; she actively sought a dialogue with them.

About The Exhibition

The exhibition presents such a dialogue with her master student Antonio Paucar, an artist who lives between Berlin and Huancayo (Peru). In his performances, Paucar moves through private, public and political spaces and landscapes that are both culturally and symbolically laden. He waits for change, senses transience, the power of the unconscious, sows memories so as not to forget. In poetry they find a shared language of proximity, both transcending bodies and boundaries. Therein lies their vulnerability – and their strength. 

The ifa art collection consists of around 23,000 works, most of which have been acquired in the context of ifa traveling exhibitions over the course of the last 40 years. In 1991, parts of the collection of the Zentrum für Kunstausstellungen der DDR (Centre for Art Exhibitions of the GDR) were conferred to the ifa. Pieces from 35 exhibitions are currently on display worldwide. Further items are on loan to exhibitions and museums. The current exhibition draws on work from the 1999 touring exhibition Rebecca Horn: Time goes By.

The exhibition is part of Berlin Art Week.

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Accompanying programme

Film programme:

  • Sunday 13 September, 14.00 and 16.00 | Der Eintänzer, 1978, 44 minutes, english
  • Sunday 20 September, 14.00 and 16.00 | La Ferdinanda, 1981, 82 minutes, german
  • Sunday 27 September, 14.00 and 16.00 | Buster’s Bedroom, 1990, 100 minutes, english

Listening Session:

  • Thursday 17 September, 18.00 | Ecologies of Listening #1: Expanding Radio with Rosanna Lovell
    Guest: Kate Donovan
    In collaboration with ColaBoraDio/ Freies Radio-Berlin Brandenburg and Gartenarbeitsschule Wedding
  • Thursday 1 October, 18.00 | Ecologies of Listening #2: Composing Listening with Rosanna Lovell
    Guest: Stellan Veloce
    In collaboration with ColaBoraDio/Freies Radio-Berlin Brandenburg

Registration for the Listening Sessions requested: ifa-galerie-berlin(at)
Exact meeting point upon confirmation of registration, event in english

Complementary Material

Former exhibition catalogues by Rebecca Horn on the page 'ifa Publikationen':

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The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1991 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.

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