künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

U144 Untergrundmuseum


Gießerei Sprachraum, reale Betriebsfunktion, 1995–2000, Foto: Uwe Walter

Volxmarine Revolution 1918–2018, Performance: Rainer Görß, Foto: Anja Rudolph

Art has the power to make people think and feel differently. Art has the power to activate change.Alle guten Dinge haben etwas Lässiges und liegen wie Kühe auf der Wiese.The art scene, spaces, artists, and initiators in the past ten years (being a continuum of what has gone before) in a nutshell, can be seen to have changed from individual authorships to more collective ones. They act in opposition to the anonymized corporate structures, in particular the giant housing conglomerates (these destructive collective edifices that have the same legal rights as a sentient individual human being) that threaten to dissemble the unique fabric of the city of Berlin that provided a fertile ground in which these initiatives could rise, connect, and thrive. So the project room scene provides a positive counter-weight to these destructive development processes as a living, breathing, collaborative, and inclusive network. I hope that this fabulous project room network does not drown in the indifference of mainstream political thinking in the city of Berlin.