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Presentation: Kunst im Untergrund 1958-2018

The open art competition “Art in the Underground” will be 60 years old
Sunday, 01 July 2018 — Monday, 31 December 2018

Kunst im Untergrund 1958-2018

Adress: nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
Language(s): German, English
Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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Kunst im Untergrund 1958-2018

This year, “Art in the Underground” celebrates its 60th anniversary. The competition originated in 1958 on the station platform of the U2 at Alexanderplatz. What began in the GDR with a call for ‘Posters for Peace’, is still continued today in a similar vein in public space. Called for and realised by the nGbK since 1991, the art competition addresses both socio-political and aesthetic issues and is still partially carried out underground – along Berlin’s U-Bahn network.
Until 2008, “Art in the Underground” had its home at Alexanderplatz; since then the competition has been taken on a nomadic life, while continuing to engage with the (divided) history of the city. It can now look back on a 60-year history during which numerous projects, participants and artists have shaped public space and contributed to writing the city’s history.
Information on the anniversary activities is coming soon...



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