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Poles have lived in Berlin for centuries and shaped the cultural, social, political and economic life of the city. The Polish border is less than 100 kilometres away. And yet, the city’s close ties with its neighbouring country sometimes only become visible at a second glance


The Open Space “Liberty, Equality, Solidarność” by Ewa Maria Slaska, Anna Krenz und Jemek Jemowitin the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition looks at Berlin as a site of Polish struggles for freedom and against discrimination, as well as a place of dialogue and solidarity.


As part of the opening, BERLIN GLOBAL invites you to a concert by genre-defying Polish sound artist and queer activist Mala Herba. Mala Herba is inspired by industrial and experimental electronic sounds as well as traditional Polish music. The performance will be followed by a set from Berlin-based DJ Paulina Panik, mixing post-punk and rock with electro and eclectic wave.

Programme

  • 6 pm – Opening of the Open Space in the Entertainment Room
  • 7 pm – Concert by Mala Herba in the Interconnection Room
  • 8 pm – DJ set by Paulina Panik in the Interconnection Room
THE ARTISTS

EWA MARIA SLASKA: Born in Poland in 1949, writer, editor, publicist, blogger, project manager, translator, teacher and curator Ewa Maria Slaska also sees herself as a mediator between German and Polish realities.

She fled to Berlin in 1985 as a political activist in the Solidarność movement and has been working in refugee aid ever since. She has been involved in many projects over the past 40 years, including the independent TV show “Magazyn Wyspa” (“Island”), WIR e.V. – Verein und Verlag zur Förderung der deutsch-polnischen Literatur and the German-Polish Poets’ Steamer.

ANNA KRENZ: Born in 1976 in Poznań, Poland, the artist, architect, author and activist Anna Krenz has lived in Berlin since 2003. She is the founder of the collective Dziewuchy Berlin and the association Ambasada Polek e.V.

Since 2001 she has worked with the Danish Centre for Renewable Energy (Folkecenter for Renewable Energy in Denmark) on sustainable development projects. Anna Krenz is part of the women’s project studio Sinus_3, which combines architecture, ecology, visual arts and public space design. From 2003 to 2012, she co-directed the ZERO Gallery in Berlin, which hosted more than 100 exhibitions, concerts and happenings with artists from Poland, Germany and around the world.

JEMEK JEMOWIT: Born in Gdynia, Poland in 1986, Ziemowit Nowak is better known by his alter ego, goth-glam musician Jemek Jemowit. Since 2009, his genre-spanning artistic journey has shaped the musical landscape with a political and conceptual approach. In addition to his performance and music activities, Nowak has run the art and culture venue TROPEZ at the Humboldthain summer pool in Berlin’s Wedding district since 2019.

MALA HERBA: is a producer, sound artist, queer activist and a member of the Oramics collective. Their practice is deeply rooted in Slavic village music, queering archives and healing rituals. Their first LP Demonologia debuted in 2021, followed by their 2022 EP Niedola / Woe in collaboration with Sven Harambašić.
Mala Herba’s tracks escape genres, weaving together ritualistic rhythms, dark lore, and piercing vocals with industrial and experimental electronic sounds.

PAULINA PANIK: DJ, curator and music coordinator, worked first in Poland, then in London. Since moving to Berlin, she has regularly taken part in Berlin’s nightlife as a DJ. She is a resident of local and Parisian hot spots and plays support and after-show parties for many bands.

Paulina’s eclectic style is a mixture of alternative dance: from new wave, electro, electroclash and goth, to lo-fi, 80s, italo-disco and techno. She blurs the boundaries between musical genres with sets that are based in mood.

- The open space is part of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition.
- Please book a ticket for the exhibition.
- English, German, Polish
- Berlin Exhibition, 1st floor
- Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. Tue: closed


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Dates
July 2024
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