In a Perpetual Now

Rosa Barba
August 22, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
This Space Populated by Infinite Colors, 2021
Handblown glass, wood
248 x 56 x 54 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
This Space Populated by Infinite Colors, 2021 (detail)
Handblown glass, wood
248 x 56 x 54 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Uncertain Theme – and Therefore Abstract, 2021
Steel, glass, motor, 35 mm film
123 x 140 x 12,3 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Color Studies, 2013
2 x 16mm film projectors, 2 x 16mm films, screen
Dimensions variable
Duration of 16mm films: 2 min each

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
One Way Out, 2009
16 mm film, optical sound, projector, ventilator, tube
Duration: 2 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Conductor, 2014/2021
Silicone membrane, motor, sound
ø 60 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Plastic Limits – For the Projection of Other Architectures, 2021
35mm film, color, optical sound
Duration: 14:40 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Plastic Limits – For the Projection of Other Architectures, 2021
35mm film, color, optical sound
Duration: 14:40 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Plastic Limits – For the Projection of Other Architectures, 2021
35mm film, color, optical sound
Duration: 14:40 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Color Clock (blue): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints, 2012
35 mm film, motor, aluminum, Plexiglas
122 x 83 x 15 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Color Clock (blue): Verticals Lean Occasionally Consistently Away from Viewpoints, 2012 (detail)
35 mm film, motor, aluminum, Plexiglas
122 x 83 x 15 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Spacelength Thought, 2012
16 mm film, projector, typewriter, programming
Dimensions variable
Projection distance: 2-2.5 m approx.
 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Spacelength Thought, 2012 (detail)
16 mm film, projector, typewriter, programming
Dimensions variable
Projection distance: 2-2.5 m approx.
 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Off Splintered Time, 2021
Glass, motors, 35mm film
70 x 80 x 80 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Off Splintered Time, 2021 (detail)
Glass, motors, 35mm film
70 x 80 x 80 cm

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are, 2016/2021
16 mm projectors, 35 mm projector, glass filters, screen, sound, performative element

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are, 2016/2021
16 mm projectors, 35 mm projector, glass filters, screen, sound, performative element

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
From Source to Poem, 2016
35 mm film (color, optical sound)
Duration: 12 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
The Long Poem Manipulates Spatial Organizations, 2014
Modified projector, plinth, stencil cut, 16 mm film (color)
Dimensions variable
 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
The Long Poem Manipulates Spatial Organizations, 2014
Modified projector, plinth, stencil cut, 16 mm film (color)
Dimensions variable
 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Enigmatic Whisper, 2017
16 mm film (color, optical sound)
Duration: 8 min

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Boundaries of Consumption, 2012
Transparent 16 mm film, modified projector, film canisters, 2 metal spheres
Dimensions variable

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Rosa Barba
Boundaries of Consumption, 2012 (detail)
Transparent 16 mm film, modified projector, film canisters, 2 metal spheres
Dimensions variable

 

Exhibition view: Rosa Barba, In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

In a Perpetual Now

Rosa Barba
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
August 22, 2021 – January 16, 2022
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The Neue Nationalgalerie celebrates its reopening after six years of renovation with a solo exhibition by Rosa BarbaUnder the title In a Perpetual Now, Barba presents key works of her oeuvre from the years 2009–2021, as well as a new film created on the occasion of the exhibition: Plastic Limits – For the Projection of Other Architecture.


 

An expansive steel structure—referring in its architectural design to Mies van der Rohe's early project, Brick Country House—hosts 15 of Barba's cinematic and sculptural works. Specially produced for the architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie, this major solo exhibition follows the principle of cinematic montage, which plays a pivotal role in the artist’s work as well as her conceptual approach to cinema itself.

 

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