Ivana Franke. Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown.

Book Launch

Published by Spector Books


Edited by Heike Catherina Mertens, Katia Naie


With contributions by: Elena Agudio, Jimena Canales, Ivana Franke, Pierre Gallais, Heike Catherina Mertens, Katja Naie, Sylvia C. Pont, Bilge Sayim, Anil K. Seth


The Schering Stiftung, in cooperation with Savvy Contemporary, will present the recently released publication “Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown” by Ivana Franke. The book beautifully documents and reflects on the exhibition of the same name, which was shown at the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung in the spring and early summer of 2017, as well as the symposium that took place at Savvy Contemporary under the direction of curator Elena Agudio. On the occasion of the book presentation, the artist Ivana Franke will talk with the physicist and historian of science Juan-Andres Leon. The talk will be moderated by Elena Agudio.



More about the event: here.


To read the book: here.


June 20, 2018, 7–9 p.m.

SAVVY Contemporary
Plantagenstr. 31
13347 Berlin



Group Exhibition

    With Michel Bruyère, Dumb Type, Ivana Franke, Granular Synthesis


Curated by Richard Castelli


October 07, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Palazzo Esposizioni, Rome.

Yet incomputable. Indetermination in the Age of Hypervisibility and Algorithmic Control

Group Exhibition

With  Moritz AhlertEva Castringius, Ivana Franke, Joachim Glaser, Louis Henderson, Agnieszka Kurant and John Menick, Joke Janssen, Elsa M'bala aka AMET, Hanny Oldendorf, Trevor Paglen, Benjamin SprickANna Tautfest.


Curated by Elena Agudio


November 04 – December 17, 2017
Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Sammlung Falckenberg,

Phoenix Fabrikhallen, Wilstorfer Straße 71, 21073 Hamburg – Harburg

Festival of Future Nows

Group Exhibition

© Foto: David von Becker


Curated by Sven Beckstette, Natalie Keppler, Christina Werner

14–17 September 2017

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51
D – 10557 Berlin

Perceptual Drift (Galaxies in Mind)

Solo Exhibition

Read e-flux article here.

06.07.2017 – 25.08.2017


Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Avenija Dubrovnik

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften – in der Schering Stiftung


With Anil Seth, Michael Pauen, Melanie Wilke, Philipp Sterzer, Ivana Franke, and Elena Agudio

Program here.



June 24, 2017, 5 p.m.–12 a.m.


Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin

Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown


With  Ivana Franke, vision scientist, Bilge Sayim, curator and art historian Elena Agudio, artist and author Patricia Reed, science historian and writer Jimena Canales, and vision scientist Sylvia Pont

Program here.

June 27, 2017, 1:30–7 p.m.


Kuppelsaal des silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin

Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown.

Solo Exhibition

More info about the exhibition here.

Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown, 2017



April 27 – July 16, 2017

Schering Foundation Project Space
Unter den Linden 32-34, Berlin