URBAN NATION BIENNALE 2019

Friday 13.09.2019 – 15.09.2019

ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED

From 13 to 15 September 2019, Bülowstrasse in front of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART will become a time capsule – from its origins to the distant future of cities. Under the curatorial direction of Yasha Young and the title ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED, 25 renowned artists are working together to create a unique art district over 100 meters long. Free for all, the URBAN NATION Biennale takes visitors into a new world. FREE ADMISSION! 

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WHEN
13 to 15 September 2019
Friday: 8pm to 10pm
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

WHERE
Under the U-Bahn tracks in front of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN
CONTEMPORARY ART, Bülowstraße 7 and in the streets of Schöneberg.

WHO
25 international artists will create a unique art district as a joint project. The URBAN NATION Biennale 2019 “ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED” – presented by GEWOBAG AG.

CREATING A NEW UN-IVERSE
In a collaboration of 25 artists from Berlin, Germany and all over the world, a 100-meter-long oeuvre will be created, consisting of installations, interactive sculptures and live performances that are intended to create awareness for the power of the community. For technology and sustainability. For the future of urban societies and their human design.

The artists Filthy Luker and Dima Rebus will create a new look for the facade of the museum. (example of the artwork for URBAN NATION)

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (et al.)
Coderch & Malavia // Cryptik // Dan Rawlings // David de la Mano // Dima Rebus // Ekow Nimako // Filthy Luker // Frédérique Morrel // Gerhard Demetz // Herakut // Inti // Julien de Casabianca // Louis Masai // Milenium FX // NeSpoon // Quintessenz // Nomad Clan // Rune Guneriussen // Sandra Chevrier // Theater Anu // Vermibus

WHAT IF WE FINALLY REALIZE WITH A VIEW TO THE PAST WHAT TIME HAS LONG BEEN READY FOR?
Cleared rainforests, oceans full of plastic, bursting icebergs – it is us who are exploiting the earth. And it is only us who can finally change our minds and act differently. Before it is too late. Not only since today we are losing our livelihood on this planet, although everyone can make his contribution. Immediately. So that we have a future at all. More than 20 international artists share visions of this future in the first edition of the URBAN NATION BIENNALE.

 

WHAT IF…?
What if we learned from the past to focus on what is essential today?
What if we found a new perception of our cities, rethinking what they can be for us?
What if we finally started to explore the future by understanding today?
What if we understood that we are short-term visitors on this planet?
What if we drove communication out of the one-way-street back to dialogue?
What if we acted like humanity as one community?
What if we paid more attention to the values we share than to our differences in believe?
What if society were social but also competitive?
What if “What if?” becomes the big question?
And what if every given answer was driven by a new consciousness – aiming for sustainability?

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