Pinke Polish maps on the streets of Berlin - an art project in the Friedrichshain
Friedrichshain is pink in August, at least on 93 road signs. For 6 weeks, the project sets 93 STREET SIGNS apart with street names and renaming practice, the German-Polish stereotypes and common history. Artistic interventions in the urban space, a road map, which is also the project catalog and an exhibition of a work of Franciszek Orłowski are the three pillars of the project.
In the urban space nine streets at the center: all streets after former German places that now belong to Poland, named. The streets bear the name of Germany, although they have long since disappeared. Why is that? Artistic interventions to draw attention to this phenomenon and give in German and Polish text fragments impetus for further thought.
is currently one of the rising young artists in Poland. In his work for this project, he is another current stereotypes and Nazi war crimes in relation and thus spans a wide range of topics of German-Polish Perspectives on. The audio-visual installation, in the center of the German car is a symbol, sees itself as a comment to constantly reproduced stereotypes.
This work is framed by the exhibition of all 93 road signs.
MAP as a catalog
a map at the same time describes the aesthetic and historical fundamental issues of the project. Here meet current living environment and historical conflict with each other. The nine roads of the project, renamed streets, and current favorite places that make the district unique today, are listed here. Journalist Nancy Waldmann from the Institute for Applied History is concerned in a text with the street name change practice in Friedrichshain.
Three other events
complete the program (old fire station project space | Marchlewskistraße 6):
Thu, 3.9. | 18h tour of the street signs | 19h discussion: Should the Grünberger Straße future Zielona Góra Street name?
So, 13.9. | 16h Walk to interventions in Friedrichshain urban space
Sa, 19.9. | 17h In a performance Franciszek Orłowski explores the boundaries between body and mind and negotiate in communicating with strangers the subject identity