We are thrilled to present Art Extravaganza, a public art trail, which celebrates, honors and reflects on the cultural legacy of Berlin. The result of a commission on behalf of Brookfield Properties and Arts Brookfield and curation by Alter-Projects, Art Extravaganza is to be unveiled on Potsdamer Platz, Berlin on the 15th of September 2022.
Art Extravaganza is Berlin’s newest outdoor/indoor art trail, with a series of installations across Berlin’s notorious square, with the participation of eight renowned international and German artists, including but not limited to Esra Gülmen, Damien Poulain, Yuri Suzuki and Claudia Wieser.
Following two years of a global Pandemic, Art Extravaganza invites Berliners to celebrate their freedom on Potsdamer Platz, much like their predecessors did at the exact same location during the 1920s.
Further, Art Extravaganza explores what the 21st century version of this epic center of entertainment might hold for Berlinners in the near and far future. What new scenarios for enjoyment and entertainment will Potsdamer Platz see as society gradually becomes more liberal, and taboos surrounding designs for entertainment, enjoyment and celebration continue to lift?
Art Extravaganza will be unveiled parallel to the 2022 edition of Berlin’s Art Week, inviting local Berliners and travelers alike to indulge in their freedoms in what was known as one of Europe’s most pivotal centers of entertainment.
Often described as the equivalent of Paris’ Moulin Rouge, Potsdamer Platz has long drawn both locals and foreigners with its plethora of venues. Once the site of numerous ballrooms, a large cinema and the largest café in Europe, visitors came from near and far to see and be seen.
With 8 different pieces in a range of sculptures, hoardings and moving chandeliers, ‘Art Extravaganza’ is a celebration of the works of: Esra Gülmen, Claudia Wieser, Yuri Suzuki, Mischer'traxler, Jordan Söderberg Mills, Carnovsky, Sebastian Haslauer and Damien Poulain.
“Following the great success of our previous public art projects in London, including Wander Art and Sonic Bloom, Art Extravaganza acts an intrinsic celebration of Berlin, its heritage and its inhabitants. In a sense, we are bringing art and culture back to the heart of the city, following two years of isolation. This project establishes Berlin as a platform for art and community to collide, bringing locals and visitors together in the creation of a diverse and welcoming community” states Anne-Laure Pingreoun, founder of Alter-Projects.
‘Art Extravaganza’ is opening to the public on September 15th 2022 to all visitors and is free of charge.
Join us at the heart of Berlin, connecting with the site that once was one of Europe’s most exciting scenes.