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Chant Your Euro Song

In Sonsbeek KR aspires to create a juxtaposition of the idyllic beauty of the Sonsbeek park and the current human crisis at the southern borders of Europe by...


Oracle of Uljanovsk (2015)

Interactive Installation at ‚Park Druschba‘ - the former park representing the friendship of Soviet republics.

In the former park of friendship in the city of Uljanovsk (the city of birth of Wladimir Lenin,) KUNSTrePUBLIK builds an oracle.Placed in the compound of the...


Tor des Westens

Portalwaschanlage

An der Autobahn A40, der wichtigsten Verkehrsader durch das Ruhrgebiet wendet sich KUNSTrePUBLIK an die fahrende Bevölkerung.  Das Waschportal „Tor des Westens“...


Archipel in√est

Located in the northeastern part of the Ruhr region is Germany’s most densely populated area: the Recklinghausen district, aka the Vest. The artist collective...


S E N E N

Jakarta Biennale 2013

Senen Market is one of the oldest markets in the center of Jakarta.  The diversity of tradtional and contemporary products and services is overwhelming.  The...


Fountains of D.C.

Public Art Commission, March 21 – April 30 2012, Washington D.C., USA

A mobile replica of the Temperance Fountain located in Penn Quarter is touring D.C. as a tool of protest. KUNSTrePUBLIK’s work is inspired by the relationships of...


Arc de Gorg

June 04–05 2011 ARC DE GORG at the German Week in Barcelona

Where the housing market suffer, trade sputters, and weeds flourish, we introduce the Arc de Gorg!In September 2011, a new landmark will be erected on the stalled...


ANGST IN FORM

May - October 2010

ART IN PUBLIC SPACE Seven site-specific projects at various locations in and around Halle (Saale), in Saxony, neighboring federal states and the Czech Republic. ...


Halle alle

KUNSTrePUBLIK project, Werkleitz Festival 2010, Angst in Form

The highest point in a place is generally a sacred building that marks the centre of a local community: a church or a pinnacle of commerce – whereby these are...


Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock – As you wish

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – Hitchcock plays on the potential of language to generate fear and also on its potential to be misused as a means of surveillance. A series of posters will appear in a wide variety of locations in Halle and the surrounding area.

Upon looking at the art of Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, one walks into a contortion of time, between real and fictional narratives, in which the artist interweaves...


Critical Art Ensemble – Radiation Burn: A Temporary Monument to Public Safety

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – In the demonstration of how to explode a bomb, the CAE deal with the fear of the so-called ‘dirty-bomb’ and how it is described as a real threat in the context of global terrorism and implemented as a means to legitimise relationships of power.

I. Scare Tactics Not whether but when! This mantra dominates the scare tactics that wily spin-doctors like to call the “security discourse”. Apparently – or at...


Folke Köbberling/Martin Kaltwasser – Trash Circulated

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – For the last 10 years Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser have devoted their work to the issue of recycling, which has to become an increased significance in the future. Many resources like gasoline are limited, the disposal of these products are often not environmentally safe and expensive. Köbberling & Kaltwasser are going to confront the residents of Halle with waste in urban space. The process of packaging waste and transporting it to domestic or foreign depots usually remains hidden from public view.

Capitalism offers solutions for everything. Profit margins are the mainspring. For a dirty business such as waste disposal, the profits seem to be especially...


Leopold Kessler – Fence sharpening

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – Leopold Kessler’s work deals with the demographic development of the Halle region and ironically and succinctly visualizes the fear the “long-time residents” have of the unfamiliar or foreign: the tips of a garden fence are sharpened in anticipation of impending conflicts.

Sharpened edges of iron fences poke the sky in the city of Halle. They reflect the summer sun like shimmering, but dangerous, treasures. They make the fictitious...


Steven Rowell – Background Listening Post

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – Steven Rowell will reactivate a former phone bugging facility that was operated by the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) as a switchboard and control centre for bugging operations in the surrounding countryside. The former telephone switchboard at the end of the village in a small community served to make live recordings of telephone conversations that were held in the surrounding villages outside of the GDR. The facility is still in exactly the same condition as it was when it was abandoned in 1990. On July 17 2010 Steven Rowell will give an introduction to the area and will offer excursions to similar facilities in the surrounding countryside. In September Steven Rowell will present the results of Background Listening in the former facility in the form of an audio station and will publish a guidebook that enables visitors to independently browse through the results of his research.

Steve’s work operates to excavate hidden landscape of infrastructure, militarism and technology; to make visible domains of built and natural environments that...


Antje Schiffers/Thomas Sprenger – Wandern

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – “Fear of being a stranger, of embarrassing situations or of asking for help; fear of being alone in the woods, fear of getting lost or spending the night without a shelter” are some moments that a person journeying on foot might experience. In three different locations, Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger (Berlin) turn local experts into tour guides of fear, in order to teach people – during a hike lasting several days – who are unfamiliar with the location how to be frightened.

Once upon a time there was an area of middle Europe called Saxony-Anhalt that was full of life, industry and culture. People could be heard singing and dancing...


Henrik Schrat – Ravens and Roses

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – Schrat deals in his work with the resurrection myth of Barbarossa and the nearby rosarium in Sangerhausen, Europe’s biggest rose garden, in a city with the highest unemployment rate in the whole of Germany. Schrat attempts, in an imploring ritual, to vanquish the curse on the region of Sangerhausen and dispossess people of their fear of poverty and loss of employment.

The ProjectRavens & Roses is a project that uses simple forms to evoke complex relationships. Ink-black Rorschach tests, pressed rose petals in best folkloristic...


Ella Ziegler – Scion Exchange

ANGST IN FORM, 2010 – In a black market exchange on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic in Spring, Ella Ziegler (Berlin) exchanged goods for Czech scions and used these to cultivate wild seedlings in Halle into apple trees. The process of cultivating trees is always an attempt to integrate a foreign body into an in itself functioning organism. The cultivation of apple trees from Halle using Czech scions and vice versa aims to dissolve the fear of the unfamiliar, on a symbolic and practical level (in both senses of the word: the tree’s fear of the scion and the Czech fruit farmer’s fear of the citizens of Halle).

Scion Exchange describes a horticultural grafting technique, often used to optimize fruit tree stock and yield. A scion is a cutting, several centimetres in...


Solares Santos

Realised in May 8–15, 2010 as part of MuchosMasMayo Festival, Cartagena, Spain

The downtown of the Spanish port city, Cartagena, has been undergoing dramatic transformations and development. Quarters formerly inhabited by families and migrant...


Land's End

Wunderland exhibition series, January 24 – February 14, 2010

During this frigid winter month, six burnt-out and charred luxury cars line a vacant lot, which is advertised to become the future neighborhood of La Dolce Vita....


Angela Melitopoulos – Möglichkeitsraum I (The Blast of the Possible)

WUNDERLAND SERIE 2009

In a trans-national, spatial montage, Möglichkeitsraum I plants unpublished photographs from the UN-Archives in Cyprus onto the derelict space of Skulpturenpark...


Simon Faithfull – Mobile Research Station No. 1

WUNDERLAND SERIE 2009

In August 2009, a strange apparition lands in the wilderness of Skulpturenpark. Faithfull’s Mobile Research Station No.1 is a curious hybrid – half hi-tech...


Jelka Plate – A Very Merry Unarchitecture to You

WUNDERLAND SERIE 2009

A Very Merry Unarchitecture to You is an expansive party of emptiness and a miniature monument to an empty space. Topically interweaving the nearby eclectic, model...


Christoph Ziegler – Camp Exodus

WUNDERLAND SERIE 2009

During the summer of 2009, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is temporarily settled by Camp Exodus, an architectural assemblage of envisioned utopias of the past – the...


Wunderland exhibition series

July 2009 - February 2010

Construction has begun. On the central block of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum's vacant lots, the foundations of a new apartment building have taken root. Floor by...


Arnaud Elfort (Survival Group) & Eden Morfaux: Block

WUNDERLAND SERIE 2009

The shadow cast by a luxurious one-story model condo, which advertises a life of extravagance, takes form in a black, monolithic Block-construction across the...


Matthias Einhoff – Celebration

Landreform exhibition series, November 2008 - March 2009

Celebration, a public ceremony orchestrated by Matthias Einhoff, was dedicated to Berlin’s marginalized clubs and community groups.  Einhoff personally invited...


Philip Horst – Whisper

Landreform exhibition series, November 2008 - March 2009

Philip Horst collected various stories, advertisements and quotes related to the land of Skulpturenpark from local residents, neighborhood interest groups,...


Harry Sachs – Park Sculpture in Sculpture Park

Landreform exhibition series, November 2008 - March 2009

The military zone dividing East and West Berlin was the largest park area in Germany during the time of the Berlin Wall. With the only visitors being soldiers of...


Markus Lohmann – Shiny Holes

Landreform exhibition series, November 2008 - March 2009

Markus Lohmann's project, Shiny Holes, consists of seven molded mouseholes which the artist reproduced in chrome-plated bronze. These luxury-replicas are...


Daniel Seiple – Fontäne

Landreform exhibition series, November 2008 - March 2009

Daniel Seiple set out to dig a well, find water, and make a waterfall on one of the park’s vacant lots. Down four meters in a narrow shaft, after cutting and...


Daniel Seiple – Untitled (Boat from the Ravi River)

Sky Limit Project, November 2008

The Ravi River is one of the five main rivers of Punjab. It is also called “The River of Lahore” since the city is located on its eastern bank.  It rises in the...


Matthias Einhoff and Markus Lohmann - White cube

Sky Limit Project, November 2008

In their piece ‘White Cube’, Markus Lohmann and Matthias Einhoff question the white cube as a significant stereotype of their cultural background by utilizing a...


Harry Sachs - Occidental Ceremony

Sky Limit Project, November 2008

„Occidental Ceremony“is a fictitious procession with two white donkeys, two white bulls and one white car. The imported luxury car is towed by these four animals...


Philip Horst - Boxed

Sky Limit Project, November 2008

A large wooden box, typical for shipping art works, was manufactured by a local woodshop. A white male was then transported inside the box on a horse truck through...


Sky Limit Walled City

November 2008

Platform for Public Art in Old Town (Walled City), Lahore, Pakistan KUNSTrePUBLIK rented a rooftop and loft space for the production, exhibition, and viewing of...


Landreform exhibition series

November 2008 - March 2009

The land of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is in a state urban transformation. With the recent economic downturn notwithstanding, development is on the horizon....


Carousel

5th berlin biennial – Skulpturenpark night event on June 10, 2008

In 1918, Irving Berlin penned the patriotic, "God Bless America". Twenty two years later and considering Berlin’s lyrics unrealistic and complacent, Woody Guthrie...


Spekulationen exhibition series

November 2007 – March 2008

In September of 2007, Skulpturenpark's 800 square meter viewing platform and offices were purchased by an outside investor. The same individual also purchased a...


Daniel Bozhkov – Sigmund Jähn Döner Kebab Stand, Sigmund Jähn Park

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

On August 26, 1978, Sigmund Jähn flew on board Soyuz 31 to the Soviet space station, Salyut 6, as a participant in the Intercosmos Space Program. Remarkable for...


Kai Schiemenz – The Empty Dwelling, the Vain and the Mad Colonist

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

A spiraling architectonic sculpture rises from Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum’s lone hill, a mound of WWII building ruins. It consists of three parts, a staircase,...


Ulrike Mohr – Neue Nachbarn

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

A few blocks from Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, the Palast der Republik, East Germany’s former Parliamentary and National Culture Building, has stood vacant since...


Sofia Hultén – Auflösung

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

Sofia Hultén scours Skulpturenpark of discarded objects, finding an old armchair, mattress, bicycle, wood and more. She collects the objects and brings them to an...


Valeska Peschke – Und er kommt nicht allein

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

Over seven meters tall, a black silhouette of a dog casts its shadow over Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. It is a visible landmark on one of Berlin’s vacant lots, a...


Etienne Boulanger – Single Room Hotel

SPEKULATIONEN SERIE 2007-2008

The Single Room Hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city. Contained within four windowless walls of exterior billboards and public advertising, it...


Parcella exhibition series

April 15 - September 30, 2007

Propelled by a Hungarian-German partnership, Parcella presents 7 artists' projects which discuss and reveal aspects of the park's historical significance,...


Daniel Knorr – 1 Year Warranty

PARCELLA SERIE 2007

An enamel sign traditionally used to distinguish historical buildings is mounted by Daniel Knorr on the facade of the Modecentrum Berlin Mitte, the building which...


Miklós Mécs + Judit Fischer – 43 Proposals and 1-Month Residency

PARCELLA SERIE 2007

In order to have the chance of realizing the 43 Proposals that Miklós Mécs and Judit Fischer submit for the Parcella exhibition series, they are invited for a...


Hajnal Németh – Truck Facing Eastwards

PARCELLA SERIE 2007

A shiny white tractor-trailer is parked on a vacant lot, facing east, towards the artist’s home in Hungary. Untarnished by company signage, the truck sits on the...


Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser – Turn It One More Time

PARCELLA SERIE 2007

Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser excavate 3 large holes in the park. Stairs that lead into the excavations invert the form of viewing platforms, which were...


Wiebke Grösch & Frank Metzger – New Borders

PARCELLA SERIE 2007

A professional security firm is hired to patrol the grounds of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. Every day for 4-weeks, from 12:30–1:00 p.m., an officer makes his...