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“Reboot”: History, Present and Visions – New studio and exhibition space on the Pfefferberg | 15.09.-20.10.2022

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20 artists with and without impairments plan and create together artistic contributions to the history, the present and possible future visions of a new studio and exhibition space of a former club in the basement of the Pfefferberg in Berlin. Within the framework of a historical examination of the entire area, the invited artists redevelop questions and references to the Pfefferberg and answer them in the form of contributions to be conceived and implemented in all forms of expression and production of art and culture. This includes specific circumstances such as history-making and – changing architecture and functions as well as the different uses and actors including their significance since the beginning of Pfefferberg’s history in 1841. The resulting perspectives at diverse histories, as well as present and past or future visions of the Pfefferberg and its actors, serve as a vivid contemporary mirror of Berlin’s urban history and society.

Image above: Exhibition view reboot, Harald-Stoffers, courtesy of Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur

The artistic positions are complemented by architectural concepts developed in a cooperative workshop with students of Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences.

The English title reboot is emblematic for the “rebooting” of historical artifacts in a new guise, namely both the ATELIER BOOTH 17 as an artistic studio and project space of Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH in Lichterfelde-Ost and the newly emerging studio and exhibition space at Pfefferberg. reboot is dedicated to the current shell of the building as a historical snapshot and documentation of the premises as well as the kick-off of the project before the planned renovation of the premises. At both locations, Pfefferwerk promotes creative and artistic activity, encounters, and exchanges between artists with and without disabilities in the context of various social exhibition contexts.

The fact that artists can plan and realize contributions together in the intended exhibition context, without explicitly drawing attention to inclusive or private aspects such as impairment, moves these unnecessarily differentiating perspectives into the background. This allows all participating artists to be self-determined in their artistic development and to be personally perceived.

With Christine Aulitzky, Lucia Bachner, Benjamin Bahnsen, Martin Binder, Christoph Dettmeier, Rüdiger Frauenhoffer, Isabella Gerstner, Jaqueline Hammer, Hans Hübener, Richard James, Jan Köchermann, Paul Lubitz, Benjamin Luck, Silke Marohn, Minú, Luca Modica, Daniela Mohr, Oliver Ross, Anja Scheffler-Rehse, Maximilian Steubl, Harald Stoffers, Katja Stoye-Cetin, Youssef Tabti, Michael Witte and Workshop Ex-Bassy | Hochschule Darmstadt u.a.


Exhibition period:
Thursday, 15 September until Thursday, 20 October 2022
Thu – Sat 3 pm – 6 pm and by arrangement


Artist talk: Thursday, 6 October 2022 – 6 pm

Opening: Thursday, 15 September, 2022 – 6 pm

Performance: Christoph Dettmeier & Richard James Friday, 7 October 2022 – 7:30 pm

Guided tours: Wednesday, 21 September, Tuesday, 27 September, Thursday, 13 October 2022 – 6 pm each day

Finissage: Thursday, 20 October 2022 – 6 pm


Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH
Shop on the left
Schönhauser Allee 176 a
10119 Berlin-Mitte / Prenzlauer Berg

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