BERLIN GLOBAL Open Space: We're staying!
Sat, 4 March 2023 – Mon, 28 October 2024
|To visit the open-space exhibition you need a timed ticket for BERLIN GLOBAL.|
|Berlin Exhibition, 1st floor|
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Rising prices, empty buildings and displaced residents – while gentrification is not unique to Berlin, it is occurring here with particular speed and devastating impact. Berliners are resisting the loss of affordable housing and urban space with demonstrations, grassroots organisation and solidarity, fighting their displacement to the literal fringes of urban society. But despite their best efforts, the onslaught of advancing commercial interests continues.
On an Open Space of BERLIN GLOBAL, artists Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier explore the phenomenon of gentrification. Through interviews and an immersive photo and video collage, they show the impact of gentrification on residents, the cultural landscape and urban space. By chronicling diverse strategies of resistance, they encourage visitors to get involved.
Barbara Bernardi is an artist and filmmaker, born in Italy and based in Berlin since 2008. Her multimedia installations, poetic films and photos create intimate and sensorial landscapes that tell stories of loss, mourning and migration. She collects voices, words and memories of the people who become part of her participatory works, which have been exhibited and screened across Europe and in the United States.
Linda Paganelli is an Italian visual anthropologist, artist, and filmmaker based in Berlin since 2017. Employing a sensorial and inclusive approach and an anthropological, decolonial, queer*feminist perspective, her work touches on themes such as migration and (be)longing, realities of (post)conflict zones, eco-grief, and the relationship between humans and other species. She collaborates with museums, galleries, universities, and NGOs and co-manages the Berlin Independent Film Community.
Vincent Voignier is a photographer and artist, born in France and based in Berlin since 2003. His work aims to meet communities, individuals and phenomena beyond the mainstream and portray them visually without prejudice or stereotypes. His photo series have documented subcultures such as Sapeurs of Brazzaville in their homes, transgender persons in Russia and the Philippines, and clubbers in Berlin. He has exhibited his work in London, Berlin, and Saint Petersburg.