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What issues concern international contemporary artists working in Germany? What vocabularies of form do they use in their work? What themes are important? The Sprengel Museum Hannover, the kestnergesellschaft, and the Kunstverein Hannover address these questions in an extensive survey, MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI.

The exhibition is the successor of the popular 2007 show “Made in Germany,” the three art centers’ first collaborative exhibition. The exhibition presents the work of 45 young artists of international backgrounds currently living and working in Germany. MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI focuses on six main themes designed to highlight current artistic concerns. The curators of the exhibition place the artistic involvement with (social, virtual, institutional) “Spaces,” “Narrativity,” “Networkings,” with “The past in the present,” with the “Super-sensory,” and with the limitations and stretching of the medium (“Medium as material”) at the center of their inquiry into the current state of artistic creativity in Germany as possible approaches to the exhibition. Many of the works in the show were created specifically for MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI to exemplify contemporary art and forms of expression.

MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI, can be seen from May 17 to August 19, 2012, in three institutions, the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the kestnergesellschaft, and the Kunstverein Hannover.