Since I live in Berlin, I – Strictly speaking, the Orange in Kreuzberg, I look at a beautiful old, large, imposing, six-story building, Unfortunately, that is completely empty. Since then, I ask myself, times what it was and why it is probably empty, I also frequently revel in thought, what you could do it well.
To ienna time, should have been as the Orange Street Kurfürstendamm of Kreuzberg, this building was the store Maassen, the largest specialty house for women's clothing in Germany. Just a few hundred meters from the first Wertheim department store, was the lady of the world here buy everything you need, they sat Pelze oder Pariser Mode. All there was in the department store Maassen. Eventually it was to end, the war came, the house fell into disrepair and was empty. End 2003 The house was completely renovated – and has since been empty again.
The last few weeks I was able to recognize some small features, that this will change something, I saw lights, I saw workers, which came in or out. obvious from the department store Maassen should lay awake the hibernating. Today it was so far…. At the side entrance were large, wide men – Bouncer – and before that there was a queue of people waiting…. Hmm a snake… I place myself at times also.
It turned out, that there was an opening ceremony of the Berlin Biennale and was therefore carried out a private viewing of contemporary art behind the walls. Admission by invitation… I of course had not, but no one asked for these invitations and I was admitted.
The large rooms were divided with covered plywood into many small rooms, many of which were built as a small cinema for artistic movies. Not all these movies I've seen, not all opened up to me, but I think that must not be so. Art is always the, declared what the artist as an art. If alternate on a canvas just different colored rectangles over several minutes, that is the way art.
General social criticism was probably an issue of opening, so I have two more films drawn into the spell. One of the films on two screens showed scenes of French demonstrations, Singing, dancing and especially angry with French sayings – often obvious to Sarkosis. Often a cantor on a canvas and the loud answer to the other. Even though I did not understand anything, it was very power full.
Another film was about the GDR. They saw students, which is about the exploitation of (West)-German workers talked, to a French, who has studied social studies in East Germany until the turn and then had to find their way in a new world society, To a teacher, turnaround time for the questions not answered and you saw a competitive athlete, told the, so spannend, I saw the movie twice…
Probably the most attention a naked man otherwise generated in a glass box, was described over and over with diseases besäät umm. Certainly the most photographed object on this vernissage of the Biennale. Contemporary Art – If the artist says the, and certainly a bit of an experiment, to catch a picture in the newspapers.
I liked this opening somehow fallen, Even though much passed me, such as the Stegosaurus standing in the backyard and the elephant adjacent… or it should be a mammoth? I do not know, but for me it was always the star of the buildings of the former department store Maassen.
I would be only too happy, however, the biennial opening party at Kiki Blofeld visited, someone would have found, who wanted to come.