DEMO:POLIS - Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Wermke/Leinkauf @ DEMO:POLIS - The Right to Public Space
Akademie der Künste, Berlin

12 March until 29 May, 2016
Symposia/Artist Talk: Tuesday, 26 April, 6pm, free admission

The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.


"Überwindungsübungen" @ Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

Made for the 2nd Berliner Herbstsalon (13.Nov - 29.Nov 2015), the 6-channel silde-projection "Überwindungsübungen" is still on view.

2nd floor (Rangfoyer) in front of main stage (Bühne)
on view until May 2016, usually daily 6pm - 8pm
opens 1 hour before every evening show at main stage (Bühne)
please check online schedule for changes

Maxim Gorki Theater
Am Festungsgraben 2
10117 Berlin - Mitte


White American Flags

Suddenly you see this steel poetry [...]. It puts everything to shame and makes you wonder what else we could have done that was so marvelous and so unpresumptuous. [...] He [John A. Roebling] really aspired to do something gorgeous. So it makes you feel that maybe you, too, could add something that would last and be beautiful.
(Arthur Miller in ”Brooklyn Bridge“ by Ken Burns, 1981)

On the night of July 21st to July 22nd Wermke/Leinkauf hoisted two hand-sewn white American flags on the towers of Brooklyn Bridge.


published by snoeck
Texts (german/english) by Xander Karskens and Bettina Klein
136 pages with 250 color images
Format: 30x22cm, Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-86442-056-6