Event DetailsFebruary 7, 2020 – October 1, 2020
Chapter 3: Representation & AbsenceCLB Berlin Galerie im Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz, 10969 Berlin.
The final exhibition of the series reveals some of the political motivations which have influenced the publication of the Berlin maps. Going beyond the realm of reduction and simplification, many of the cartographic examples demonstrate editorial inaccuracies, deliberate falsifications, artistic exaggerations or even depictions of fantasy! Missing portrayals of Berlin are considered, alongside the exclusion of particular demographics from the map-making process.
Featuring artwork by Birgit Szepanski and Hadas Tapouchi
The exhibition series presents a never-before-seen, private collection of Berlin maps dating from the 18th Century to the present day. Each chapter of the 3-part series offers unique perspectives through which to challenge our understanding of the city via its cartographic representation – showcasing a changing selection of maps, books, and photographs from the collection. In conjunction, contemporary artists present new works that reflect the themes and narratives of each show, creating energetic dialogues with the newly-revealed archive.