Klosterruine X Pogo Bar: Offene Fenster
Verena Buttmann & Niclas Riepshoff
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31 Mar 2022 19:00 Free admission
An evening about the future, so that Verena Buttmann and Niclas Riepshoff take a look at the past. The point of departure are poems that were written between 1965 – 1989 by the GDR youth and which were collected by the teacher and publicist Edwin Kratschmer. Within a timeframe of 20 years this selection of poems was published in nine volumes with the title Offene Fenster. The first volume was released in 1967. In front of the open scenery of the Klosterruine, which is located in the former East of Berlin, this youthful lyricism emerging from the tension between state governance and emancipatory endeavors is placed among music of teenagers today. The arrangement looks at the question of how a “feeling of youth” is expressed in different temporal and societal contexts and which potential “pubertal states of society” can be born from this bio-social stage of life.
In the summer months of 2022, Klosterruine and Pogo Bar join forces and merge their love for performative practices in order to present a series of three events in the ruins of the Franziskaner-Klosterkirche.
Klosterruine x Pogo Bar is a unique collaboration between the Klosterruine Berlin and the Pogo Bar of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, curated by Sofie Krogh Christensen, Léon Kruijswijk and Christopher Weickenmeier. The events will take place in the Klosterruine in Klosterstr. in Berlin-Mitte during June, July and August.
With the kind support of Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Fonds für Ausstellungsvergütungen and the Bezirkskulturfonds and in cooperation with visitBerlin and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.