Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 5 pm
Right to the City – Berlin’s Property Politics

City walk with Dr. Franz Schulz (Borough Major Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg), Arno Brandlhuber and Stadtinitiativen Berlin

The exhibition Archipel is the first solo show of the Berlin-based architect Arno Brandlhuber (b. 1964) at an institution of visual art. Brandlhuber has transformed the exhibition space at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein into an insular urban landscape made of concrete using elements from previous exhibitions. By reusing and re-inscribing extant elements, a collage of various time-space interventions is created according to the principle of architectural restructuring. In today’s Berlin, the ongoing transformation of the city may be considered in relation to issues of social policy, but also to questions of the architecture of the Berlin Republic as well as international discourses about urban developments. In an election campaign poster RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20 (2011) for the local Berlin elections (available as an n.b.k. Edition), Brandlhuber already demanded alternatives from policy makers to construction plans and the linked social order.