The slow opening of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art began in September 2019 with exp. 1: The Bones of the World and has unfolded as a process through a series of four lived experiences including exp. 2, exp. 3, and an epilogue titled The Crack Begins Within.
The Bones of the World was a space open to the diverse experiences that we brought with us, but also to those occurring around us, outside our comfort zones, at that very moment. This publication gathers the collected stories that made up the exhibition exp.1: The Bones of the World and reflects on what that initial starting point of the 11th Berlin Biennale means today after the surge of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With works and contributions by: Marwa Arsanios, Amanda Mel Baggs, Felix Brüggemann, Flávio de Carvalho, Colectivo de Serigrafía Instantánea, Léo Corrêa, Die Remise (Ali Akyol, Jacqueline Aslan, Stefan Bast, Muriel Biedrzycki, Julia Brunner, Fatma Cakmak, Stefan Endewardt, Tobi Euler, Melina Gerstemann, Ayşe Güleç, Juanita Kellner, Angelika Levi, Carmen Mörsch, Shanti Suki Osman, Ayse Preissing, Markus Schega, Miriam Schickler,
Aylin Turgay, and pupils from the Nürtingen and Heinrich-Zille elementary schools, with Çiçek Bacık, Aïcha Diallo, Saraya Gomis, Kotti-Shop, Annika Niemann, Tuğba Tanyılmaz), Feminist Health Care Research Group (Inga Zimprich/Julia Bonn), Andrés Fernández, Florian Gass, Till Gathmann, Mauricio Gatti, Eiko Grimberg, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Âlut Kangermio, Mapa Teatro, Virginia de Medeiros, Marcelo Moreschi, Museo de la Solidaridad
Salvador Allende, Mirja Reuter, Teatro da Vertigem, Teo, Cecilia Vicuña, Osías Yanov, and more.
With an essay by Agustín Pérez Rubio and afterthoughts by María Berríos, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustín Pérez Rubio.