Süden – Villa Romana

We took the opportunity of ‘Die lange Nacht der Museen’ in Berlin to visit the exhibition Süden at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle Berlin that we announced here last week.

Until the 8th of September the KunstHalle will be showing different art, films, lectures, music and performances. All items on the program have one overlap in common – the ‘Villa Romana’ in Florence. Furthermore the Villa-Romana prize winners of 2013 Shannon Bool, Mariechen Danz, Heide Hinrichs and Daniel Maier-Reimer will be presenting their work, bringing the lively atmosphere of the Italian Villa directly to Berlin. The current Villa Romana scholarship holder Mariechen Danzwill shows her ‘Learning Cube’, an object covered with symbols and diagrams, showing the human body as a medium that enables us to learn. At the same time it is an object upon which structures and systems are imposed. The Berlin based Canadian Shannon Bool lets well known ‘Schmollmünder’ (pouts) hover over landscapes. In her project ‘The Lips’ she assembles images of long empty beaches with lips of celebrities as Rihanna, Angelina Jolie oder Dita van Teese. My personal favorite though was Daniel Maier-Reimer’s work in which he walked along the municipal boarder of Florence, sewed a curtain in the exact same shape his way had led him and installed it in the room.
You should probably have a look yourself, so go and visit the exhibition of the Villa Romana honorees. The opening hours are daily from 10am to 8pm, admission free.

Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Unter den Linden 13/15
10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30/20 20 93 0

Images by Caroline Kurze