STADT/BILD (Image of a City) – Xenopolis — Berlin, Germany — 15 SEP - 08 NOV, 2015
Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin
The point of departure of the exhibition is the statement that in any big capital city, we are all strangers. Simon Njami, the curator, conceived "Xenopolis" using an idea propounded by Roland Barthes. In "Semiology and Urbanism", he postulates that city speaks to its residents, that it can be read and has its own distinct language. Together with six international artists, Simon Njami, took up this idea and conceived a "labyrinth of perceptions", and advanced it such that the residents communicate with their city and thus change its language. STADT/BILD (Image of a City) is a collaboration of Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.