The Berlin Britzenale is an interdisciplinary exhibition project in the middle of an allotment garden in the Neukölln district of Britz. On the site, with 62 plots ranging in size from 200 to 400 square meters, the ‘Britz Biennale’ explores this spatial and social model characteristic to Berlin and opens it to the public for one weekend.
Allotment gardens form a historically grown, culturally, ecologically and socially significant resource in Berlin. Increased environmental awareness, sustainable consumer and dietary behavior, and the ongoing pandemic have made ‘allotment gardens’ and urban gardening highly attractive.
The exhibition project Berlin Britzenale with its changing thematic focuses aims to achieve a conscious opening of the allotment gardens to the general public and to enable dialogue and discourse between art and allotment gardens.
By strolling through the site, the place with its small units opens up in its entirety and allows layers of time, different designs and approaches to be consciously observed, which usually happens only fleetingly, if at all.For the artistic implementation, the artists of the third edition of the Berlin Britzenale are now entering into a dialogue with the tenants and their respective gardens.
The participating artists of this year are:
Art Ashram (collective), Marina Camargo, Bogomir Ecker, Erik Göngrich, Vanessa Henn, Deborah Jeromin, Kathrin Köster & Yala Juchmann, André Linpinsel, Pätzug / Hertweck, stay hungry (Michel Aniol, Anaïs Edely, János Fodor & Meike Kuhnert), Matthias Schamp, Sonya Schönberger, Pola Sieverding, Stefania Smolkina, 44flavours (Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle) and Alvaro Urbano.
In addition, the two allotment artists Joachim Schwarz and Klaus Stretzke will exhibit their works.
The banner “Liberté” by Raul Walch will accompany the weekend, as it did at the two previous Britzenale.
Friday, 06 August, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, 07 August, 12-7 p.m.
Sunday, 08 August, 12-7 p.m.
Saturday, 07 August 2021, 12-2 p.m.
Britzenale talk about art and nature in Stadt und Land on the Vereinsplatz with Chris Hilmer-Benedict (cultural scientist, project space operator, ex. Board of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume as well as member of the Spokesperson’s Circle of the Coalition of the Free Scene), Ilona Kálnoky (visual artist, participant of the second Britzenale and co-founder of the UM Festival in the Uckermark), Marco Clausen (co-founder of Prinzessinnengarten and Neighborhood Academy) and Christof Zwiener (artistic director of the Britzenale).
Saturday, 07 August 2021, 9-10 p.m.
Britzenale Summer Cinema Fäden / Μπερδεμένες κλωστές by Deborah Jeromin.
Sunday, 08 August 2021, 3 p.m.
Britzenale reading with Deborah Jeromin from her book Fallschirmseide / Μετάξι Αλεξιτώτων, published by Spector Books.
Idea, staging and artistic director