Not only has Hans Haacke recently set up his memorial to murdered Spartacist Rosa Luxemburg on Berlin’s Rosa Luxuemburg Platz, but he will be having a large retrospective show at the Academie Der Kunst.
It is titled “Hans Haacke : Wirklich Werke” and spans the years 1959 to 2006.
It opens on November 17 and runs until January 14.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.