2012 Project Berlin – “May Be (ᴚ)Evolution”
Opening: 10 May 6pm > 9pm
Exhibition: 11 May > 8 June 2012 – Tue > Sat – 2pm > 7pm
Mommsenstraße, 27 - BERLIN 10629
Javier Barrios-NO, Eva Daxl-DE, Clinton De Menezes-ZA, Gudrun Fischer Bomert-DE,
Ana Gonzalez Rojas-CO, Helka Immonen-FI, Katharina Karrenberg-DE, Veiko Klemmer-
EE, Anita Kunz-CA, Valentina Perazzini-IT, Walter Ungerer-US, Olger-NL
SPECIAL GUEST: Jimmy Reagan-US
Two words: Evolution and Revolution. Fused toghether. Closely resemble one another. They are constantly
used in their social and political sense as though their meaning were absolutely antagonistic. The word
Evolution, synonymous with gradual and continuous development. Revolution, which implies changes more
or less sudden in their action, and entailing some sort of catastrophe. Is it possible that a transformation
can take place in ideas without bringing about some abrupt displacements in the equilibrium of life? Must
not revolution necessarily follow evolution, as action follows the desire to act? They are fundamentally one
and the same thing, differing only according to the time of their appearance. If, on the one hand, we
believe in the normal progress of ideas, and, on the other, expect opposition, then, of necessity, we believe
in external shocks which change the form of society. We claim progress. (Freely adapted from Evolution and
Revolution - Elisée Reclus 1891)
The English noun evolution (from Latin ēvolūtiō "unfolding, unrolling") refers to any kind of gradual change.
Natural selection, adaptation, mutation, heredity, extinction.
Revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational
structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.
Why use these two words?
There are many great artists out there whose work will never be seen because of how unbalanced the field
is. We are now proud at the 3rd
date of the “2012 Project Berlin” with which we want to contribute to a
creeping anarchy with the goal of evolution through tiny revolutions.
Revolution is a planned and deliberate action taken to change the order of things. Evolution could be a
natural or planned progression of events. Progression is not necessarily rapid and could refer to organisms,
natural development, the outcome of an idea or event. We’ll see.
The project includes a series of exhibitions throughout the year and final catalog presented during an
international art fair, where will be published and commented all selected artists. For the international art
fair, from all exhibited artists will be selected, by an international curator, 6 artists to be exhibited.