50 Years of Utopia
Holger Biermann, Thomas Bruns, Marula Di Como,
Birgit Szepanski, Lukas Troberg
The exhibition 50 Years of Utopia opens on 30 August 2022 at 7 p.m. and shows, until 23 November 2022, a view with artistic means of the urban structure Fennpfuhl.How does it live in the built utopia?
Holger Biermann captures everyday life in this area with his situational street photography; he moved around Fennpfuhl for weeks to find the motifs.
Thomas Brun‘s room-high architectural photographs convey the breathtaking urbanity of the area. He combines them with photographs of the sculptures and leisure activities from the Fennpfuhl Park.
Marula Di Como and Birgit Szepanski refer to historical aspects of the high-rise housing estate in their installation works.
Marula Di Como uses wooden elements to update decision-making moments in the planning and development of the neighbourhood. In her textile installation, Birgit Szepanski deals with the reality of homelessness, which was not visible in Fennpfuhl in the GDR and is only partially visible today.
Lukas Troberg turns the functional architecture of the area into a theme and stages ventilation pipes, bent bollards and protective hoops as extravagant guests of the exhibition.
They visibly don’t care what others think and stage their exclusivity in an overly conspicuous way. So much so that one could get the impression that they chose their appearance with the public in mind, from whom they actually wanted to distance themselves…