Urban Nation Biennale 2019

In the middle of september 2019, Bülowstraße in the center of Berlin turned into major attraction for fans of Urban Art: around 25,000 visitors came to see the 100-meter-long outdoor narrative space of the URBAN NATION Biennale 2019 - on one single weekend! The URBAN NATION museum was a real eye-catcher with its huge purple octopus arms. Studio TK was very happy and excited to design and plan the entire scenography for this exciting show under the curation of director Yasha Young.

 

ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED

'A gorilla trudges through an abandoned city, a desert, and lands in an utopian environment and enchanted vegetation. Flickering screens, robots – relics of human life are strewn along his path, until nature reclaims them. If not for the rattle of the U-Bahn overhead, the reality of Berlin might escape us altogether. But we are underneath the high line on Bülowstraße at the first URBAN NATION Biennale. Entitled “ROBOTS AND RELICS: UN-MANNED,” it created a time capsule that raises the question of the future of urban life. The focus was on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations. The works by the 27 participating artist are reactions to these goals. Images, sculptures, interactive elements and performances such as the seemingly real gorilla by the award-winning Studio Millennium FX from England activate all of our senses as well as our critical thinking about our interaction with nature and each other.‘

 

Year: 2019

Location: Berlin Bülowstraße

 

Chief curator: Yasha Young

Technical direction: Jens Rüberg (www.fairnatic.com)

Production: www.yesandpro.com

 

Team Studio TK: Annette Dooman, Carsten Cielobatzki, Daniel Urria, Malte Schurau, Janek van Lessen, Tobias Kunz

 

Client: Urban Nation / Stiftung Berliner Leben (urban-nation.com)

Photo credits: Nika Kramer (www.nika-kramer.com)

Frederique Morrel. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Herakut. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Sandra Chevrier. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Frederique Morrel. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Nomad Clan (left) and Rocco And His Brothers (right). UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Gerhard Demetz. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Vermibus. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Millenium FX Ltd., Gorilla Albert. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019 (photo © Nika Kramer)

Louis Masai. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Dan Rawlings. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Rune Guneriussen. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Ball bath. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Quintessenz. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Beeple Crap. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

'What if…?' media tunnel installation. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Filthy Luker (tentacles) and Dima Rebus (fassade). UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)

Impressum  Datenschutzerklärung | © 2019 by Studio TK. 

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Beeple Crap. UN Biennale. Berlin, September 2019. (photo © Nika Kramer)