1. Zuzanna Czebatul
Within Meadows And Rolling Hills, 2016
Psy Away, 2019
Architecture is a central theme in sculptural art by Zuzanna Czebatul. Her work explores it as a language and symbol of power in the public space. Her objects elicit a sense of distance and yet suggest immediacy: these gates, for example, create both access and a barrier. They reference a city closed off by rules and boundaries. Or else we can simply walk around them.
2. Lucas Odahara
Os Desorientes da Pantera (The Disorients of the Panther), 2021
Lucas Odahara’s eight-metre-long catwalk of painted ceramic tiles links the car park to the pavement on the street. The tiles show various depictions of gender and sexuality. They were inspired by the “Baile Pantera Gay” (Gay Panther Ball) – a series of events held between 1986 and 1989 in the north-west of Brazil (Rio Branco). Hunting scenes drawn from historical paintings and newspaper reports broaden the thematic spectrum to include violent displacement, the plundering of natural resources and conventional views of the “exotic”.
3. Marinella Senatore
Bodies in Alliance, 2021
Marinella Senatore’s artistic, activist approach is expressed in interactive and performative works. They create social spaces and involve visitors. For “Park Platz” she has adapted a work from her series “Luminaria”: a temporary light installation familiar from street parties in Apulia, Italy. The striking gate displays a phrase coined by Judith Butler, “bodies in alliance”, which signals the importance of social assemblies and the key role of the body in political and revolutionary acts. Everyone welcome.
4. Przemek Pyszczek
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys 2021
Art and utensils combine here in the works presented by Przemek Pyszczek. Benches, chairs and stools are important features of public life. Pyszczek’s furniture made of metal and wood is inspired by structures in the public space and by social thinking in post-communist Poland: concrete housing estates, fences and playgrounds derived from socialist mass production, but also adornments for façades, colours, ornamentation and graphic structures.
5. Daniel Lie
Sopro (Sigh), 2021
Daniel Lie’s works have a life of their own: natural, non-industrial materials, plants and fungi are carefully combined in organic compositions. They celebrate primary substances that decompose by themselves, examining the renewal of ecosystems and biological cycles of decay. These site-specific installations speak of processes in which time and the metamorphosis of untreated matter are the principal agents.
6. c/o now
c/o now have created a pavilion for “Park Platz” out of prefabricated components used to create shade in agriculture and horticulture. To allow for flexible assembly, dismantling and conversion, the materials chosen can be moved about and extended. Throughout the summer months, this temporary architecture will be an urban meeting-place and a stage for art and interaction. The Berlin architects c/o now are guided by collective practice. The team consists of Andrijana Ivanda, Duy An Tran, Tobias Hönig, Markus Rampl and Paul Reinhardt.
7. Liz Rosenfeld
in which things are heaped together without any attempt at order or tidiness, 2021
Liz Rosenfeld’s contribution is a reflection on cruising. Cruising means going out into public places to look for anonymous sex and the practice has evolved out of a primarily cis-male, homosexual history. Apart from her sculptural “glory hole” intervention in the car park, Rosenfeld will host one to three evening discussions and performative events about the public space as a setting for desire.
8. Raul Walch
Die Drei Bäume, 2021
The artistic practice of Raul Walch combines recent urban debates with participation. His works are ephemera that explore the potential of public space. At the same time, he negotiates new strategies for its enhancement. For “Park Platz” the artist has replaced the three Berlinische Galerie flags outside the museum with painted fabric. Over the summer he will also develop a work with local residents and take part in the workshop series “Sundays in the Park”.