Temporary things

Posted on September 12, 2011


Saturday there was the opportunity to see some temporary projects:

One of the works in the Meridian | Urban project from Haus der Kulturen der Welt. It’s called Metrotopie, by artists Shira Wachsmann and Anne Duk Hee Jordan. The whole project refers to health and the city – here the tram was taken as an energy line, by filling it with a luscious green habitat it heals the city. I’m not sure if I like it but there were amazing amounts of people going in (it was parked behind Alexanderplatz).

Then in Preussenpark (Wilmersdorf) there was an event staged by Daadgalerie, by artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. It took them half an hour to get started, while a group of slightly out of place art lovers started gathering. Meanwhile opposite there was a crowd of Asians cooking on the grass and selling stuff – not sure if the performance was meant as a countering act but it kind of looked that way.