In pandemic times, walking has become the activity of choice for many. It’s a trend that curators Liberty Adrien and Carina Bukuts are embracing for Balade Berlin, an exhibition that takes you on an art-filled tour around Charlottenburg. Some works are housed in conventional venues like Museum Charlottenburg while others appear in more unexpected places, like on Berlin’s legendary cylindrical advertising pillars. For each stage of the walk, Berlin artists have created new works that respond to their surroundings: Christine Sun Kim’s works occupy a 1950s traffic control box on Ku’damm, while Willem de Rooij has taken over the small orangery at Schloss Charlottenburg. The newly-reopened cinemas also have a place in the program: on Sunday (11.07.2021, 11h) Cinema Paris will screen Ulrike Ottinger’s film Paris Calligrammes, in which the artist recreates Paris in the 1960s.
Text: Laura Storfner / Credit: Willem de Rooij, Bouquet XVI, 2015 & Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Delphi Filmpalast; Bettina Pousttchi, Amplifier, 2021 & Buchmann Galerie, Berlin/Lugano / Photo: Jens Ziehe
Balade Berlin: exhibition in Charlottenburg, 10.07–22.08.2021, various locations.
Free guided tours are offered on 17.07 (English), 24.07 (German sign language) and 14.08 (German) at 11h. The full program can be viewed here. You can register for the tours via email.