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BALADE

An exhibition tour through Berlin-Charlottenburg.

With: Haris Epaminonda, Christine Sun Kim, Jumana Manna, Ulrike Ottinger, Bettina Pousttchi, Jimmy Robert, Willem de Rooij, Slavs and Tatars


Venues: Kleine Orangerie Schloss Charlottenburg, Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik, Verkehrskanzel, Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Villa Oppenheim, Savoy Hotel, Rathaus Charlottenburg, Institut Français, Delphi Filmpalast, Litfaßsäulen in public space.


«Balade» is an an exhibition path conceived by curators Liberty Adrien and Carina Bukuts as a walk through Charlottenburg's neighbourhood. Inspired by the practices of strollology according to Lucius Burckhardt, the exhibition strives to make people aware of the conditions of perception of a neighbourhood and to reflect on the design of public space and its history. This includes urban space as well as the many different parties that define a neighbourhood, such as cultural institutions, public facilities and shops located there. In times when questions of identity are posed anew and open up new public discussions, the works in «Balade» are concerned with the notion of belonging. For each location of the route, the curators invited artists who live and work in Berlin to respond to it. All artworks were produced or adapted specifically for the venues. The works not only enter into a dialogue with their surroundings, but through their placement in public and semi-public spaces, they also seek proximity to an audience that may have had little contact with contemporary art.


«Balade» is free of charge and fully accessible.


Audioguide
An accompanying audio guide to the individual stations of the exhibition is available at www.balade-berlin.com from the start of the show.

Tours
«Balade» is accompanied by a series of free guided tours, which take place on the following dates at 11am and start at the Verkehrskanzel (traffic tower): 17 July (English), 24 July (German Sign Language), 14 August (German).
Please register in advance at info@balade-berlin.com.


Film programme
11 July 2021, 11 am

Ulrike Ottinger, »Paris Calligrammes«
Cinema Paris, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin
Tickets will soon be up for sale through Yorck Kinogruppe
On the occasion of Ulrike Ottinger’s exhibition at the Institut Français, Cinema Paris invites you to a matinee of her film »Paris Calligrammes«. Here,
the filmmaker and photographer travels back in time to Paris in the 1960s and considers the vibrant metropolis as a hub of intellectual and artistic creativity
of the post-war generation. The bookstore Librairie Calligramme, one of these informal meeting places in Paris, is the starting point for Ottinger’s
cartography of a city caught between reconstruction, political upheaval and its utopias. In collaboration with Autorenbuchhandlung, Ottinger will sign her
artist’s book on the film afer the screening.


17 July 2021, 11.30 pm
Jimmy Robert, »Cruising«
Delphi Filmpalast, Kantstraße 12A, 10623 Berlin
Admission free
At the Delphi Filmpalast, Jimmy Robert presents a newly edited version of the film »Cruising« (2019). In the video, the artist and five queer performers
perform different choreographies in the urban space of Bucharest. In a conservative country like Romania, where the queer body is almost erased from public space, »Cruising« is an act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion. The screening will be followed by an artist talk.

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