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Mono no aware

5 Mar – 2 Apr 2022
Mono no aware, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, 2022The title of the exhibition “Mono no aware” (物の哀れ) comes from Japanese and cannot be clearly translated into other languages. The expression is often described as the “pathos of things,” an awareness of the transience of things, which leads to an increased appreciation of the moment. In particular, it is used in connection with nature,[...]

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Spree-Cuts

11 Sept – 17 Oct 2020
Spree-Cuts: Götz Lemberg, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein TiergartenOn the occasion of the “100 Years of Greater Berlin” anniversary, three municipal galleries are showing panoramic photographs of the Spree by Götz Lemberg. The photographer thematises the Spree as a lifeline, transport route, tourism factor, natural space and leisure paradise, and in doing so he calls the river back into the collective consciousness of[...]

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Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway

7 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019
The artists of the German-Nigerian project question mutual strategies of collective memory processes in two very different regions and continents. Their artistic interest lies in the connections between devastated landscapes, the erection of monuments (“usable past”) and forms of collective memory in two mining regions. In Lusatia, the gradual phase-out of lignite mining was decided[...]