Kunst 2014 - Berlin

“KUNST2014” in BERLIN *15-19 February 2014 in FORUM FACTORY, Besselstraße 13 Berlin
International Collective Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation and Performance.
Private View 

Saturday 15 February 2014

from 18:00 - 21.00 at
FORUM FACTORY,

Besselstraße 13,

10969 Berlin, Germany

 

Participating artists: 

Dorit Jordan Dotan,  Federico Cittaro, Karel Stoop, Margarita van der Velden, 

Melancholie Maaret , Paulus Noomen, Cony Welcker, Miguel van der Velden, 

Tara Mahapatra , Maria Luisa Persson, Christiane Tureczek, Christine Götti,  

Tugba Renkci & Bahadır Ucan, Maître Andre, Margaretha Gubernale, Richard Lewsey ,

Leslie Lismore, Chris de Matte, Ella Marciello, Ulf König & Georg Höck & Eric Koenig, 

Peter Heij, Tuba Gültekin, Sequin Kay

Press Release

PRLog (Press Release) - Nov. 30, 2013 - 

BERLIN, Germany -- "KUNST 2014" Our 3rd exhibition in Berlin will be in the well known Forum Factory ,Besselstrasse 13, just a few hundred meters from the Jüdisches Museum. We have considered this outstanding space as the most appropriate for hosting our international collective exhibition “KUNST 2014” as being suitable not only for painting, photography and sculpture, but as well for installations and performance.

Important abstract paintings by Paulus Noomen, Karel Stoop , Ella Marciello, Maître Andre and others. Installations and sculptures by  Cristiane Tureczek, Cony Welcker and not to forget the amazing 3D video and sculptures of Ulf König and his team.

Worlds to discover in the particular works of Dorit Jordan Dotan ,Richard Lewsey, Leslie Lismore, Federico Cittaro, Margarita van der Velden, Melancholie Maaret, Miguel van der Velden, Tara Mahapatra, Maria Luisa Persson, Christine Götti, Tugba Renkci & Bahadır Ucan, Margaretha Gubernale, Chris de Matte, Peter Heij, Tuba Gültekin and Sequin Kay.

“KUNST 2014” has been planned as an universal event in which the variety of the different media and the particular artistic expressions from different countries and continents have been selected in order to create a unique conjunction of artworks that provide the spectators an experience that remains.

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“KUNST 2014” in BERLIN /Dorit Jordan Dotan  Photography
“KUNST 2014” in BERLIN Dorit Jordan Dotan  Photography
Wadi Salib

“KUNST 2014” Berlin

Photography: Dorit Jordan Dotan

 

The neighborhood of Wadi Salib in the center of Haifa was at one time crowded and lively until it was taken over by the “Hagana”, and it’s houses were given to Jews who had only recently immigrated from North Africa. The immigrants were housed in crumbling buildings, and which were below accepted living standards. The neighborhood residents were poor, and there was a very large gap, both in income and social standing, between them and the European immigrants - who were given very different housing.  This gap was the founding crack upon which the social animosity between the ethnic groups was based. In 1959, following violent neighborhood events, the violence snowballed into the surrounding neighborhood of Hadar HaCarmel, Haifa.

 

The photographic series is of what is now left of the

Wadi Salib neighborhood. The layers of colors on the

walls bring us back through the years to when it was

inhabited, and the city of Haifa as it is now can be seen

through the empty windows.

This part of Haifa’s history, where different ethnic

groups battled between themselves, is often ignored

and erased.  

The photographs are part of an ongoing project, in

which I would like to show life brought back to these

abandoned buildings: the return of people and the items of their lives. In doing so, I would like to focus on the sentence “Somebody lived here once”.

 

“KUNST 2014” in BERLIN Dorit Jordan Dotan  Photography

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