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DEPARTURE – RÄUME lll at the former Berlin Tegel Airport | 13.09-18.09.2022

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The Berlin architect and artist Alina Mann presents the exhibition DEPARTURE – RÄUME lll at the former Berlin Tegel Airport from 13 to 18 September 2022. It forms the third part of the exhibition series RÄUME with over 60 participating artists* and is part of the BERLIN ART WEEK 2022.

Image above: Artwork by Alina Mann with Dino Grobe

For the location of Tegel Airport, which RÄUME have chosen for their exhibition, it is precisely this moment that is interesting. The place is currently experiencing the dissolution of its purpose. This is the moment when the positive uncertainty of the future combines with the longing for the past. Tegel at this moment is Departure – departure, departure or departure – without knowing where the journey is going.

“Departure is a moment. The moment when we leave something to arrive somewhere else, let go of something to embrace something else, look back on something to be able to look forward. Departure gives direction or leaves everything open.”

Text by Rebekka Csizmazia

A large-scale work of art will be created on site on the ground between the air cargo hall and Terminal A.

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Artwork by Alina Mann with Dino Grobe

About Räume III

RÄUME 3 is the third exhibition series promoting the dialogue between architecture and art.

RÄUME is an exhibition series for places without function that seem to have become mere shells. Places that are no longer accessible, are about to be demolished or are waiting to be restructured. Spaces that are difficult to find or have become faded landmarks due to their monumental appearance.

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Artwork by Annique Delphine

RÄUME intervenes in this moment of functionlessness and opens a dialogue through an artistic guest performance with over 60 participating international artists.

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Artwork by Katja Koeberlin

For a limited period of time, the places are given an aesthetic meaning that suggests a new beginning. The artists who intervene in these places have a deep understanding of the uniqueness of the context, of the energy that once flowed through these spaces.

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Artwork by Kashi Grobe

The criterion for selecting the artists involved is therefore above all their willingness to be part of a transformation and a group committed to dialogue.

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Artwork by Sven Volbrecht

Participating artists

Antoinette Adams, Christian Awe, Noah Becker, Allan Bestle, John Bock, Roland Boden, Slater Bradley, Maxim Brandt, Anina Brisolla, Annique Delphine, Brad Downey, Amélie Esterházy, Plastique Fantastique, Heiner Franzen, Maia Friend, Halle Frost, Lukasz Furs, Jay Gard, Paul Gleason, Gabriela Gottschalk, Lennart Grau, Andreas Greiner, Kashi Grobe, Fee Gloria Grönemeyer, Stef Heidhues, René Holm, Florentina Holzinger, Alexander Iskin, Mareike Jacobi, Florian Japp, Michelle Jezierski, Markus Keibel, Johanna Keimeyer, Peter Klare, Katja Koeberlin, Schirin Kretschmann, Jiny Lan, Jeewi Lee, Heidi Lee, Nikolaus List, Anping Liu, Xiao Lu, Kevin Luedicke, Gavin Lynch, Alina Mann, Jonathan Meese, Sandra Meisel, Huang Meng, Andreas Mühe, Olaf Nicolai, Manfred Peckel, Marlena Podolsak, Thomas Rentmeister, Michael Sailstorfer, Markus Schaller, Ian Shevack, Y-Ul Suh, Fred Unruh, Rogier van der Zwaag, Sven Vollbrecht, Albert Weis, Sinta Werner, Martin Werthmann, Soulkissesarts

About Alina Mann

RÄUME founder Alina Mann was born in Berlin (*1979) and grew up there. She has been shaped by long working stays in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Bangkok. She is an architect with heart and soul and finds a complement in art, as client wishes, budget and strict urban planning specifications regularly deny her absolute freedom.

As in her architecture, clear, linear forms come to the fore. At the moment, Alina is working on new walk-in works, constantly searching for new perspectives and unexpected encounters.

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Artwork by Sinta Werner


Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 13. September – Sunday, 18. September 2022

Opening hours:
Tu – Th 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fr – Sa 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday noon to 8:00 p.m.


TXL Luftfrachthalle (Gebäude H / ZKSI), Am Flughafen 1, 13405 Berlin-Tegel


Free admission, donations requested

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