Opening:23 May, 2017
Professional visitors:23 May, 2017
Opening to public:23 May, 2017Artist/s involved:
Cultural ephemerid and urban phenomenon recognized worldwide, the German capital was and still is synonymous with change, with transmutation. LAB36 offers multiple and heterogeneous perspectives, in the same way the city does. Political, poetic, impossible and pondered visions converge.
A group of Spanish artists invites us to walk around the city, from the divided Berlin to the current urban environment. In Taste Point Charlie (1979), the filmic journey and the fantasy of trespassing broadcasted by an inquiring Miralda reveal the violence of a cleaved city, ten years before the fall of the Wall. On the other hand, Plensa brings us closer to the more solemn and human side of the metropolis through the work he produced in Berlin, in the 80’s. While Jordi Bernadó presents the aftermath of History, Chema Alvargonzález delivers a chronicle of collapse and shows us a newer Berlin too. The latter two are the ones who capture, by means of the photographic lens, the fragmented reality of a later city—prelude to a destiny that is as much uncertain as promising.