A stopover can be an airport or a train station for example. A place vivid at certain times, but not containing any inhabitants in itself. We see a strong link between these places and commercialized urban spaces such as shopping malls, parking lots, office buildings. These urban spaces simply lack individiuality and seem to have no unique appearance or atmosphere, where its purpose is merely functional.
The identity of a city is shaped by its citizens and it’s an ever-changing process. Beaten paths, illegal sheds, wheat pasting or graffiti reveal the spirit of a city, but are being replaced by those commercialized ‘non-places’. These sites which we often only experience as stopovers, are usually built in a specific architecture that reflects a certain idea of society. The designs of these spaces and what they symbolize is the starting point of our work. With ‘Between Stopovers’ we are focusing on the aesthetics of these ‘non-places’, trying to listen to what they have to say about the cities of today and tomorrow.
30.05. – 03.06. Kehl am Rhein
Mural for Club Voltaire
09. – 19.06. Beograd
Mural and exhibition at Galerija KM8
curated by Annika Hirsekorn
16. – 19.06. Kraków
Mural with Mikołaj Rejs and Radim Koros
presentation and exhibition
Supported by Goethe Institut Belgrad, Club Voltaire in Kehl, Kulturbüro Kehl, neurotitan Berlin, Galerija KM8, Urban Incubator
Sophia Hirsch – www.sophia-hirsch.de fb – hirsch.sophia / insta: @hirsch.sophia twitter – @hirsch_sophia
Johannes Mundinger – www.jmundinger.de fb – Johannes.Mundinger / insta – @johannesmundinger / twitter – @j_mundinger