Julieta Aranda

June 5 – July 29, 2012

Curator: Sophie Goltz

Ausstellungsansicht Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2012, Foto: Jens Ziehe

In the work
Multifamiliar (2012), specially developed for the Showroom of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Julieta Aranda uses as a point of departure a social studies textbook for children, titled Living as Neighbors. The book—published in 1966—follows two families of different racial background, in a story line that revolves around one of families moving into a low-income housing project in New York. Aranda’s installation establishes a dialogue between the formal determination of housing projects, and the mundane exchanges that take place within their grid.

Julieta Aranda (born 1975 in Mexico-City) studied at School of Visual Arts, New York (Bachelor of Fine Arts / Filmmaking, 2001), and at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, New York (Master of Fine Arts, 2006). She now lives in Berlin and New York. Together with artist Anton Vidokle she founded the internet-platform
e-flux, through which they have created projects such as the video archive e-flux video rental, and Pawnshop.They regularly publish the online magazine e-flux journal. Aranda and Vidokle have been implementing the project Time / Bank since 2009 – time as an alternative currency. Exhibtions (selection): dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); Latin American Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Portikus, Frankfurt / Main (2011); 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009); Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico-City(2009); 29th Youth Salon, The House of Artists, Zagreb (2008); 9th Biennale de Lyon (2007).