Norbert Bisky integrates the exhibition Features at Stadt Museum
04.09.2020 – 22.11.2020
The exhibition shows artistic perspectives on Berlin’s past and present. Ten German and international artists who live here watched the events and debates in the city and each created a new image in large format.
On the main nave of the Nikolaikirche, these individual works of art come together to form a frieze of paintings that reflects Berlin’s development since 1987 in various ways. That year, on the city’s 750th anniversary, sculptor Gerhard Thieme completed his concrete frieze for the Nikolaiviertel in the east of the divided city. The focus is on the secular struggle of the popular masses for self-determination, which was only achieved under socialism.
The way Thieme interprets the history of Berlin differs significantly from the history of the city in the Rotes Rathaus terracotta frieze of around 1870. There are talented and hardworking men who built the city in the swamp and led it to greatness and success. Features uses the resources of contemporary art to connect with these historical friezes in the city’s history.
With works by: Norbert Bisky, Patricia Bucher, Sol Calero, Friederike Feldmann, Nadira Husain, Thomas Kilpper, Thomas Ravens, Petra Trenkel, Helen Verhoeven and Suse Weber.