On the occasion of the Berlin Art Week 2022, the exhibition »Transgressive« is dedicated to the most diverse positions of contemporary international Berlin-based cultural producers, who are characterized by a cross-border approach to art and the city.
All participants have in common a self-determined and subversive approach to urban space. From graffiti to cruising and queer spaces within the city, and from temporary architectures to forms of social activism, many of the works shown here find their origin in often unauthorized and sometimes even illegal urban practices.
Over 40 participating artists from the visual and performing arts, architecture, and urban research will present a wide variety of anti-disciplinary artistic practices across three floors of the Kühlhaus Berlin – in media as diverse as painting, collage, sculpture, installation, film, photography, and performance. In their creative process, they all enter into close connections with the city, allowing the city to appear as the point of departure of their works.
Among the participating artists are Akim, Clemens Behr, Ulrike Bernard, Rafaella Braga, Thomas Bratzke, Markus Butkereit, Boris D94, DIAMONDS, Brad Downey, Larissa Fassler, Anna Fiedler, Carolin Genz, Guerilla Architects, Jürgen Große, Marie Grunwald, Vincent Grunwald, Alice Hauck, Anna Herms, Wilhelm Klotzek, Fabian Knecht, Jeewi Lee, Van Bo Le-Mentzel, Mischa Leinkauf, Markus Mai, Kadir „Amigo“ Memiş, Adrian Nabi, Jana Sophia Nolle, Pigenius Cave, Poligonal. Büro für Stadtvermittlung, Katya Quel, Susi Rosenbohm, Thomias Rudin, Sandra Rummler, Christian Schellenberger, Gabi Schillig, Osif Seiksuh, Diana Sirianni, Ronny Sonnenberg, Studio Alibi, Birgit Szepanski, The Wa, Katharina Trudzinski, Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe, Raul Walch, Daniel Weißbach, Laila Wiens, Eric Winkler and Jazoo Yang. Barbara Berti will perform "soft architectures" during the evening of the opening. The architectural firm Parasite 2.0 is responsible for the spatial and the designer and publisher Matthias Hübner for the graphic design of the exhibition.
Thanks to an extensive supporting program of inspiring lectures, exciting discussions and performances, "Transgressive" will also become a place of participation and reflection, of contradictions and tensions. This is about producing knowledge about the dynamic evolution of strategies and tactics of urban practices in contemporary art discourse.
Curated by: Lukas Feireiss
Exhibition Design: Parasite 2.0
Design: Matthias Hübner
Supported by Capital Cultural Fund
Luckenwalder Str. 3
Sept 14 – 25, 2022
Open Thursdays – Sundays 12 – 6p.m.