Grants within the context of the
Lars Preisser with his concept “Zeit der letzten Brachen”, Keren Shalev with her project “Mitsein”, and Susanne Wehr with her installation “THE BLOOMING HOUSE” will be supported by the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Department for Art, Culture, and Museums with funds from the “Draußenstadt / BESD” Initiative.
Susanne Wehr will be showing a video projection of plant photographs in the windows of the Haus am Kleistpark as an urban intervention which refers to the connections between the diversity of nature and the variety of cultural life as well as to the history of the building and its surroundings. Keren Shalev will be implementing her participatory installation which allows one to experience a state of being separated and coming together first-hand around the area of Tempelhof. Lars Preisser will make use of hoardings on Potsdamer Strasse to present his project which—concerned with beauty and a sense of emptiness beyond concepts of use and exploitation—he sees as a race against time. The projects will be supervised by the Haus am Kleistpark and the Department of Decentralized Cultural Activities.
The “Programm Draußenstadt” aims to help professional artists against the backdrop of a loss of income due to the pandemic, to strengthen easily accessible experiences of art and culture in public space, and to support the increased development of areas as cultural venues within the urban landscape for and with their respective neighbourhoods.