Out of the box: Collection

Notes of a Seeress. Andrea Acosta, Joseph Beuys, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Sara Ouhaddou

30 April – 13 June 2021

Opening: 29 April 2021

Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Diasporae I, 2021, mixed media on paper, 56 x 54 cm


Andrea Acosta, Assisted Forest, 2020, found objects, brass rods and clamps, variable dimensions


Curated by Susanne Weiß & Inka Gressel 

To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, ifa Gallery Berlin is presenting drawings by Joseph Beuys from the ifa art collection in a dialogue with the artistic positions of Andrea Acosta, Anne Duk Hee Jordan and Sara Ouhaddou. Both Beuys and the featured artists address overlooked, disregarded, handed-down forms of – often collective – knowledge. Based on the relationship to found materials, they use humorous, poetic and social gestures to examine economic and ecological issues, initiating processes that have the potential to effect lasting societal change.



Sara Ouhaddou, Al Kalima # 9, 2020, Pigments on Japanese paper, 109 x 78 cm, courtesy of Galerie Polaris, Paris

Time Goes By: Rebecca Horn and Antonio Paucar

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

10. September 2020 11. October 2020


Curated by Inka Gressel 

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.

The exhibition is part of Berlin Art Week.


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