30.10 – 01.11.2014

Jeroen Jacobs




For this festival, I started by thinking about scale: the scale of the Neue Nationalgalerie, the scale of art, the scale of my person. How will they meet one another?

Consider these typical German abbreviations: Silbenkurzwörter like Schiri (Schiedsrichter), Kripo (Kriminalpolizei), Kita (Kindertagesstätte), Kiba, Vokuhila, Bulli, and so on. These names at first sound a bit strange, like an abstraction. But then at some point they become again recognisable, common, and finally often more friendly or even funny.

Thinking about a shorter name for this house was a good way to deal with the proportions of the building, the institution, the occasion. See you at Neunaga?