The Collective of Artists
KUNSTrePUBLIK is a collective of artists and a non-profit organization created in 2006. Initiated for the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum project, in the old Berlin no man’s land, the collective has curated and designed many in situ exhibitions linked to the place history and its uncertain status.
KUNSTrePUBLIK est un collectif d’artistes et une association à but non-lucratif fondée en 2006. Initialement formé autour du projet d’exposition Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum sur le tracé
de l’ancien no man’s land berlinois, le groupe a conçu et réalisé de multiples expositions in situ en lien avec l’histoire du site et son statut incertain.
Alternately as artists, curators, researchers and activists, the members of the collective have set up proximity actions, based on alternative strategies in education, urbanism and art in public space.
The members of KUNSTrePUBLIK keep on working in a collaborative and independent way, according to the projects. In July 2012, the collective has opened a center for arts and urbanism (ZK/U) in Moabit, a Berlin suburb.
In the framework of e.city – Berlin, Apollonia will introduce the last project of the collective, a massive installation : VVest Life. A few steps away from the european institutions, in contrast with their corporate side, they will build an alternative parliament, made of objects that remind the humanitary crisis that is currently shaking the European Union : life jackets.
This mobile platform, which has the shape of a star, will be opened to citizens, refugees, politicians and activists, and will welcome debates and constructive commentaries about the current situation. The artists will ask essential questions : Is Europe going through a crisis of values ? How can we show some solidarity ? Who can take part ? How to deal with xenophobia, integration and mutual learning.
VVESTLIFE by KUNSTrePUBLIK – In the framework of e.cité – Berlin / Philoxénie
Opening on Saturday May 6th 2017 at 2:30P.M
Exhibition from March 3rd until May 31th 2017