With Kanon-Fragen, since 2016 HKW has been developing research-based exhibitions that grapple critically with the canonization of modernity. They not only add more chapters to the canon established in the museums, but question their structures, the art itself, their place in society and their economic function. How can colonial appropriations and exclusions of the past be rectified without the expansion of the canon becoming yet another appropriation?
Exhibitions and events that are part of Kanon-Fragen are conceived by Anselm Franke, head of the Department of Visual Arts and Film, and curated in collaboration with Irene Albers, Anna Brus, Diedrich Diederichsen, Nida Ghouse, Paz Guevara, Tom Holert, Antonia Majaca, David Teh and others.
Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag