CARPARK uses cars as democratic, social spaces to question society’s prevailing norms in public space and in everyday situations. Artists are invited to engage with the car as both an object and a space, turning cars into sculptures, gathering places, greenhouses, or sites of intervention and performance.
Although they are the subject of much criticism, cars are also mythologically charged objects that create identification. The intense individual and collective feelings surrounding their omnipresence are determined less by rationality and pragmatism than by desire. These artistic interventions target what is in many cases a normatively masculine reading and remove it from its everyday context. Cars here serve as emancipatory spaces, enabling freedom of movement and serving as loci of protection, retreat, cruising, and much more.
Artists: Dennis Dizon, Anna Ehrenstein & Rebecca Korang, EVBG (Marie Sophie Beckmann & Julie Gaspard), Luki von der Gracht, Tara Habibzadeh, Kinga Kielczynska, Nike Kühn, Göksu Kunak, Peng Zuqiang.
The project is part of the initiative DRAUSSENSTADT, funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
January 20—February 19, 2023
Performances on February 19, 2023