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ZAK – Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst shows Big City Baby. Junge Kunst aus Berlin | 10.09.2022-01.01.2023

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37 students from weißensee kunsthochschule berlin are exhibiting their work on the theme of the city at ZAK – Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst in the Zitadelle Spandau. The group exhibition “Big City Baby” provides insights into both the status quo and the diversity of contemporary young painting and graphic art. The exhibition is on view from 10 September 2022.

Image above: Lars Unkenholz, It’s you I’m thinking of, 2022, 170 x 140 cm, oil on canvas

The group exhibition “Big City Baby” at ZAK – Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst provides insights into both the status quo and the diversity of contemporary young painting and graphic art. Between humour and seriousness, crisis and happiness, the young artists of weißensee kunsthochschule berlin deal with the different facets of the urban: youthfulness in the city; the metropolitan area as overload and retreat; the city as home to the (self-chosen) family; exploration of urban nature and vacancy, mobility and protest movements. In order to explore the spectrum of urban life, the painting students use various forms of artistic articulation and sound out boundaries to the sculptural, the installative, the performative and the cinematic. Regardless of their individual subjects, the works possess a lightness, send out a vibe in the swarm and whisper to you: big city, baby.

With: Imad Alfil / Mel Antiers / Laura Mercedes Arndt / Müge Bakir / Leonie Behrens / Benjamin Berkow / Hannes Berwing / Noé Borst / Paula Breuer / Seonah Chae / Alanna Dongowski / Lunita July Dorn / Sofia Efremenko / Anna Eigner / Philipp Ernst / Maria Felsmann / Johanna Hemming / Leyla Kampeter / Nazlı Karaturna / Vivyan Klemke / Christopher Krause / Marcin Łaszczewski / Jung A Lee / Sunkyu Lee / Zoë Mauritz / Felix Mehlig / Anna Luca Mogyorós / Janine Muckermann / Helena Ommert / Frida Ortgies-Tonn / Richard Paul / Katharina Reinsbach / Janosch Sinn / Lili Theilen / Friederike Toeppe / Lars Unkenholz / Oskar Zaumseil

An exhibition by students of painting at weißensee kunsthochschule berlin under the direction of Prof. Pia Linz and Petra Trenkel.

Curated by the Kleine Humboldt Galerie


Vernissage:  Friday 9.09.2022, 7.00 – 11.00 p.m.

Exhibition dates: Saturday, 10.09.2022 until Sunday, 01.01.2023


Entrance free


Zitadelle Spandau, Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin-Spandau

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