- 28.08.2020 17:00
The exhibition Porous City: Thresholds in Urbanity brings together artistic and activist perspectives that negotiate the urban territory of Berlin as residential, social, and experiential space, making marginalized spaces visible alongside their stories, contradictions, and overlaps. Porous City opens up a view of city life as a porous and precarious nexus of relationships that requires constant renegotiation.
The exhibition seeks to give visibility to (erased) boundary-drawings and power relations in urban space—as well as to the creative possibilities of reinterpreting and appropriating them. Showing the part these power relations play within urban value-creation processes is the very act that reveals the entanglements and consolidations that follow from various regimes of marginalizing specific bodies and memories within those same spaces. This examination of the city thus becomes an examination of lived experience in urban space, of the social forms made possible or impossible by particular architectures, and of ‘residential society’ as a social architecture itself.
An exhibition curated by Caroline Adler & Eylem Sengezer at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
An exhibition project with works by: Akbar Behkalam, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro & Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat, Filipa César, Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Harun Farocki, Micz Flor & Merle Kröger & Philip Scheffner, Emily Hass, Juliane Henrich, Kämpfende Hütten, Aykan Safoğlu, Anri Sala, Hadas Tapouchi, Nasan Tur, Pınar Öğrenci, Ultra-red, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca
Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: the Fund for Municipal Galleries, and the Fund for Exhibition Payments for Visual Artists.