Residents of all ages were able to participate in the project. It was carried out across generations in the Hellersdorfer Promenade.
The Hellersdorfer Promenade, as a car-free zone, not only served as a photographic backdrop, but also as a meeting place for neighbors. Tables were placed in front of the “We are Atelier” studio, which were not only used as graphic stations, but also as a meeting point to talk to each other.
The project was initiated and carried out by the artists Carola Rümper [mp43-projektraum for the peripheral] and Andrej Zwetzig [we are atelier]. Both artists have been artistically active in the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district for many years and have their studios in the district.
In the project "Art for Everyone!" the urban space in Hellersdorf was explored and visual designs from home were implemented using photographs and printmaking techniques.
Carola Rümper led through the public space. The urban space becomes a cabinet of curiosities, which is researched and documented with the (cell phone) camera. Snapshots of personal perspectives on the outside world and urban space are created.
The artist asked residents to take photos from the ants' perspective on the topic: “Greta and Hans look into the air” and thus rediscover public space.
Andrej Zwetzig invited the photos to be transformed into impressive works of art using the “etching” printing process. With this method, images were scratched into printing plates using a special steel needle. In this way it became possible to create amazing creative results.
Vernissage on Sunday, August 29th, 2021, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The project is funded by the Social Cohesion Program (formerly Social City)
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm (and by appointment)
Tram: M6, 18 Jenaer Straße
The pyramid exhibition center was designed by the architects Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte. ICC (International Congress Centrum) won the competition of the new Town Hall building for the Berlin-Hellersdorf district in the early 1990s.
On the site Riesaer Str. / Corner Jenaer Str. Stood at that time the unfinished shell of the still planned in GDR times Hellersdorfer police headquarters. It was exciting that this shell had to be included in the planning of the new building. The town hall was then never used, because the district parliament decided differently and its town hall in the "Hellen Mitte", built in the mid-1990s district center Hellersdorf, but stayed.
It opened in 1994 as a municipal exhibition center with a show Berlin sculptors of their doors. Since then, around 200 exhibitions have been presented here and concerts and performances have been organized.
During normal opening hours, the entire ground floor and the gallery (accessible via the Jenaer Str. Elevator) are barrier-free.
The other exhibition rooms are accessible via stairs. Disabled toilets are available in the neighboring service building Riesaer Str. 94.