Nik Nowak
How beautiful you are!
Feb 22 – Jul 5, 2020
KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Opening: Feb 22, 2020 | 6 pm


with works by Sonja Alhäuser, BIEST, Marc Bijl, Norbert Bisky, Kirstin Burckhardt, Yvon Chabrowski, Sandra Dresp, Martin Eder, Thomas Eller, Moritz Frei, Isabella Fürnkäs, AAS Gonzalez Haase, Mathilde ter Heijne, Jens Heller, Vera Kox, Via Lewandowsky, Lina Migic, Frank Nitsche, Nik Nowak feat. Isis Scott, Omsk Social Club, Kerstin Schröder, Sorgen International, Jonny Star, Moritz Stumm, Saralisa Volm, Albert Weis

With the group exhibition How beautiful you are!, for two weeks the Maschinenhaus M0 at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art will host Kosmetiksalon Babette. In various forms of artistic expression, the exhibition examines the concept of beauty in the art world and directs its focus toward art and artists in equal measure.

How beautiful you are! does not treat beauty as an evaluative category, and instead takes the term as the point of departure for experiments, commenting on it from various perspectives: with a work by Gonzalez Haase AAS relating to architecture and design, sportswear by Sandra Dresp, tattoos by Lina Migic, and a work on the topic of advertising by Sorgen International. The paintings include works by Martin Eder, Norbert Bisky, Jens Heller, and Frank Nitsche, among others. Mixed-media works by Nik Nowak feat. Isis Scott and Jonny Star encounter body-related, performative works by Yvon Chabrowski and Kirstin Burckhardt as well as sculptural works by Vera Kox and Albert Weis. Following in the tradition of the legendary Bar Babette, How Beautiful You Are! envisions itself as a network exhibition in which a multiplicity of artistic positions gives rise to the characteristic tension. A highlight of the accompanying programme for the exhibition is the fashion show by BIEST in the Sudhaus at the KINDL.

Events accompanying the exhibition How beautiful you are!
Feb 29, 2020, 8 pm: Performance evening with participating artists in the Café Babette/Sudhaus at the KINDL
Mar 7, 2020, 8 pm: Fashion show with BIEST in the Café Babette/Sudhaus at the KINDL


The exhibition is being curated by Maik Schierloh.
Curatorial assistant: Daniela von Damaros