Art Collection in a Bunker

Written by Aylin Michel on . Posted in Events, Places, Topography of Memory

Feuerle Collection opens a new private exhibition venue in Berlin

The new exhibition space of collector and art historian Désiré Feuerle is a telecommunication BASA-bunker form the World War II-era located in Berlin Kreuzberg which was for long term under water and that has been renovated by British architect John Pawson. It will showcase Feuerles private collection of international contemporary art including works from Cristina Iglesias, Anish Kapoor, Zeng Fanzhi, and James Lee Byars with imperial Chinese furniture and Southeast Asian Art.

The curatorial concept is following Feuerles tradition of recontextualizing different periods and cultures to create new perspectives and levels of perception. It will also be one of the main venues for the Berlin Biennale which will take place from 4 June to 18 September 2016. The public preview week is open from 29 April to 7 May 2016 in parallel with the Gallery Weekend Berlin.

Photo: Gilbert McCarragher via John Pawson

Visual Pollution in Istanbul

Written by Josefine Berkholz on . Posted in Places, Topography of Memory

The Yedikule gardens in the Fatih district of Istanbul, along the Marmara coastline, are not only a rememberable particularity of this city – 4000 square metres of green fields, incirculated by the 5th century historic city walls, right in the heart of a booming, noisey, overcrowded metropolis – they are also a UNESCO protected world heritage site, and – more important: Home and main source of income for about 300 people, who have lived around and off the public urban harvesting area of Yedikule for generations.


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The Yedikule gardens are believed to be as old as the city walls that surround it, and have surved as a spot for public harvesting for decades.

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