At the end of the Berlin Art Week, the Düsseldorf artist Mischa Kuball makes a statement in Berlin’s St. Matthäus Church as part of the cross-cultural forum project “Utopia Kulturforum”: While there is talk of the structural “finishing” of the Kulturforum with a view to the construction of the Museum of the 20th Century right next to the church, Mischa Kuball is promoting the creative potential of “unfinishing”. The opening of (un)finished will take place on 19 September 2021, the last day of Berlin Art Week.
The Berlin Kulturforum is a place of longing. Long reviled as an urban planning “non-place”, it also encompasses one of Berlin’s most promising cultural constellations, which is currently developing new dynamics with the construction of the “Museum of the 20th Century”. In the middle of it all is St. Matthew’s Church, the oldest building on the site, which towers into the sky like a reminder of the complex development of the area.
The “non-place” has always inspired projections: What could a successful interplay between the neighbouring institutions look like? How could the relationship between art, religion and society be understood and redeveloped in this place? The non-place, Greek “ou-topos”, opens the space for projections. As part of the cross-cultural forum project “Utopia Kulturforum”, Mischa Kuball opens up the …
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Image caption: (UN)FINISHED © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021