für bildende Kunst
Presentation: Kunst im Untergrund 1958-2018
The open art competition “Art in the Underground” will be 60 years oldMonday, 01 January 2018 — Wednesday, 31 January 2018
- station urbaner kulturen, Auerbacher Ring 41, 12619 Berlin (Entrance: Kastanienboulevard, next to Lebenshilfe e.V.)
- Station Alexanderplatz Bhf (U5)
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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.
From September 27 art posters will be presented at Alexanderplatz station (U5) as well as other works from the open art competition at the station urbaner kulturen in Hellersdorf. Further information coming soon...