After Year Zero, Berlin
Anselm Franke and Annett Busch
The exhibition After Year Zero: Geographies of Collaboration since 1945 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt took as its starting point the realignment of global relationships after the Second World War. We were commissioned by the curators Anselm Franke and Annett Busch to create the exhibition architecture and graphics. Responding to the exhibition’s setting—a former Kongresshalle built by the United States during the era of occupied Berlin—we created a dual use space for display and discussion. Our installation featured a floor plan that created fissures within the exhibition space and multi-screen installations that cut and perforated the gallery space. The result excavated the HKW’s historical layers and pointed towards its complex past.