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About This Series

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt ("House of the World's Cultures") in Berlin has launched a new four-year project called 100 Years of Now.

Until 2018, exhibitions, musical and educational projects, discourses and plays will deal with the global transformations and classification systems that emerged from the First World War.

Short-termism reigns. Today’s decisions lack a future horizon. A constant flood of snapshots feeds the fear of missing out. A never ending flood of new technologies promises to solve all our problems – until the next revelation of the impossibility of tackling deep-seated conflicts through technological management. 100 Years of Now combines diagnoses of our times with scopes of action, explores the potentials of the past, and unlocks alternative futures. Until 2018, Haus der Kulturen der Welt will be probing the countermovement to the dictatorship of the moment. 100 Years of Now. The Opening spotlights the emergence and side-effects of normative notions of time, the planetary entanglement of technological, human, and natural forces, global political conflicts and supposed side scenes of history.

With: Alev Adil, Sandeep Bhagwati, Jimena Canales, Zachary Caple, Gregory T. Cushman, Rana Dasgupta, Heather Davis, Michel Feher, Jennifer Gabrys, Stephan Geene, Avery F. Gordon, Marina Gržinic, Peter K. Haff, Natascha Sadr Haghighian , Orit Halpern, Mark B. N. Hansen, Erich Hörl, Guo Jinniu, Helge Jordheim, S. Løchlann Jain, Donald MacKenzie, Helga Nowotny, Laurence A. Rickels amongst others.

Reto Pulfer, Dehydrierte Landschaft des Zustands, 2015 | Courtesy of the artist, Foto Sebastian Bolesch

Source: HKW | 100 Years of Now. The Opening

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