KICK-OFF #2 Art in Urban Space at Karl-Marx-Allee


On September 10 from 4 pm

At our first KICK-OFF in early July, "Lina Braake Bank" by Sven Kalden and "Simultaneity" by Joachim Blank, Karl Heinz Jeron and Sakrowski kicked off Kunst in Stadtraum on Karl-Marx-Allee. Now the last two artistic projects will be added:

"Hunt for the Great Bear" by S O N D E R (Peter Behrbohm & Anton Steenbock) and "Meeting Point: Karl-Marx-Allee" by Michaela Schweiger, Ingeborg Lockemann and Inken Reinert. Until the beginning of October, all four of the realized works in the II. construction phase can be seen simultaneously.


– from 4 pm: Welcome addresses
by Sabine Weißler, District Councilor for Further Education, Culture, Environment, Nature, Streets and Green Spaces in the Mitte District Office of Berlin, Dr. Torsten Wöhlert, State Secretary for Culture, Dr. Ute Müller-Tischler, Head of Department for Art, Culture and History, Mitte District Office and Stefan Krüskemper, Advisory Committee for Art of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe

– Unveiling of the equestrian statue of S O N D E R
Figures from the GDR's toy assortment brought the class struggle of the 1960s and 1970s into living rooms and bottle boxes. Inspired by the best-selling series of novels "The Sons of the Great Bear" by Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich (1901-1979), the native prairie let itself be protected side by side with "Harka and his red brothers" from the invading bandits and their rogue social system. Thirty years later, the artist duo S O N D E R sets a temporary monument to the invaded capitalism in the form of an equestrian statue.

– 5:30 pm: "We, 2021", a performative walk by Michaela Schweiger.
...combines the socialist fashion consciousness that manifested itself in the timeless cuts of the GDR fashion magazine Sibylle with today's orientation of all areas of life towards economic interests, in which even living space has become a hotly traded commodity.
Start: Kino International

– 7 pm: "Babette in the Rose Garden", photo film by Inken Reinert
...traces life stories of residents from the II. building section of Karl-Marx-Allee, which are traced performatively with a fictional photo film and thus question our view of a recently failed political system with its lived and unredeemed potentials.
Location: Café Moskau

– from 8 pm: „International Bun“ by Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian
... is an artistic takeaway and an attempt to create a global and multi-perspective narrative in which the focus is on culinary arts.

– from 8 pm: DJ-Set by Niki Matita at Kino International


Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33, 10178 Berlin