After the great success of the group exhibition BOTTOM UP in 2018, the second edition once again offers an overview of artistic creation in Berlin. The exhibition will be shown at the Kühlhaus Berlin am Gleisdreieck from 22 April 2023 and presents 36 positions of contemporary art.
Image above: Nezaket Ekici, Menopause, 2023, Video performance
Through the self-organised association of artists, a group came together that invited esteemed colleagues to perform virtuously together on three floors of the Kühlhaus Berlin for the duration of a week.
The selection was not made by an individual or institution and was neither restricted thematically or medially nor limited by age requirements or the like; what connects the participating artists is the city of Berlin as a centre of reference, life or work.
The exhibition title BOTTOM UP is based on the sociological method of the same name. In contrast to TOP DOWN, this describes the process of self-organisation in social systems “from the bottom up”, in which conclusions are drawn from an association of individuals to the greater whole – induction instead of deduction.
Moreover, colloquially it means as much as “getting off one’s ass”, i.e. not remaining in a post-Covid rigidity, but tackling things oneself and getting things moving. After three years of pandemic-related restrictions, BOTTOM UP aims to provide impetus and opportunity for this: 19 female and 17 male artists are brought together in the spacious central rooms of the Kühlhaus in a museum-like dimension.
Axel Anklam, Cornelia Baltes, John Bock, Fritz Bornstück, Anina Brisolla, Jessica Buhlmann, Thomas Draschan, Sven Drühl, Nezaket Ekici, Anna Fasshauer, Wolfgang Flad, Heike Gallmeier, Jay Gard, Lena von Goedeke, Philip Grözinger, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Thomas Henninger, Zora Janjovic, Franziska Klotz, Stephan Kaluza, Karsten Konrad, Susanne Kutter, Jeewi Lee, Sebastian Meschenmoser, Monika Michalko, Jan Muche, Frank Nitsche, Dorothea Nold, Manfred Peckl, Sophia Pompéry, Tanja Rochelmeyer, Sophia Schama, Christian Schwarzwald, Michael Wutz, Sinta Werner, Annett Zinsmeister
Saturday, 22 April 2023, 6 – 11 pm
Saturday, 22 April – Saturday, 29 April 2023
open daily 4 – 8 pm
Luckenwalder Straße 3
U-Bahn Station Gleisdreieck