The Forage
May 30 – June 1, 2020
Sculpture route in Berlin Kreuzberg

With Nicoleta Auersperg, Liesel Burisch, Andrés Felipe Uribe Cárdenas, Lennart Constant, Sofia Duchovny, Max Eulitz, Mar Fjell & Malin Arnell, Daniel Hölzl, Francys Houlmann, Theresa Kampmeier, Alana Lake, Gabriela Lesmes López, Esper Postma & Maurits Koster, Max Puorro, Nerya Shohat, Amadeus Vogelsang and Mark Walker.

For some weeks now, moving about in parks and streets has remained the only possible leisurely activity outside our houses. Still, public space has become affected by measures of separation. The streets confront us with semi-legal guidelines and social taboos. We pay more attention to our bodies in the interaction with public space. Meanwhile, we have gotten fully saturated with digital approximations to viewing art at home. Amid these experiences, common space outside retains its value as a place to roam with all of our senses.

The Forage entangles itself in our relationship to the city and proposes some additions. The exhibition brings together a group of Berlin-based artists making works that complement, embrace, question or subvert their direct environment. The artworks open up a playful interaction with the people passing by.

The Forage is an invitation to rummage, to wander, to queer the Kiez in search for these treasures – follow the map all across Kreuzberg!

Sunday May 30: 14.00 Mar Fjell & Malin Arnell, Baerwaldbrücke to Admiralstrasse.

Sunday May 30: 22.00 – 23.30 Nerya Shohat, Mariannenplatz.

Monday June 1: 17.00 Mar Fjell & Malin Arnell, Admiralstrasse to the corner of Fichtestrasse and Körtestrasse..

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Works on schedules.

Disappeared works.

Finished works.


Æ is a community of artists experimenting in staging impromptu exhibitions adopting public space and bringing people and environment together since 2017. Under a tree next to a museum in Tallinn, on a bridge in between Germany and Poland, on top of a mud volcano in Romania and on the bottom of another volcano in Colombia are examples of the flirtation that the project has with unnamed spaces.

The title Æ comes from its use in the Old English Latin alphabet where it was called 'æsc' ('ash tree'). Today it is referred to as ‘ash’. We chose this letter because of its disappearance from the English alphabet and because ash tree branches are the traditional choice for travellers’ walking sticks.

Currently Æ is organised by Theresa Kampmeier, Gabriela Lesmes López, Esper Postma and Mark Walker. The Forage is funded by the participating artists.


Æ project, Berlin

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