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Art Extravaganza: Free group exhibition opens at Potsdamer Platz

During Berlin Art Week, the first free long-term art exhibition "Art Extravaganza" opens around Potsdamer Platz and in "The Playce".

Detail of Performance by Claudia Wieser, part of ‘Art Extravaganza’ art trail. Photo credit: Faruk Pinjo

A unique experience where art and Berlin culture meet and offer a multi-faceted selection of artworks. Featuring a total of eight artists, the exhibition takes a look at Potsdamer Platz’s iconic Golden Twenties past while simultaneously reinventing it.

An urban centre for art and culture – this is what Potsdamer Platz will become with the opening of Art Extravaganza. A new kind of art experience will be created here, with national and international artists exhibiting their works. After the reopening of the Potsdamer Platz Arcades under the name “The Playce”, the works of art will be open to the public and, above all, free of charge. The colourful entrance gate Esravaganza World in Varian-Fry-Strasse by the German-Turkish artist Esra Gülmen cannot be overlooked with its faces, rainbows and speech bubbles and leads along an art path to the other works in the indoor and outdoor areas of the Potsdamer Platz Quarter.

The Sonic Seating installation by Yuri Suzuki allows visitors to listen to the sounds of Potsdamer Platz and talk at the same time. The funnel-shaped elements absorb the sounds and voices. For those who can’t imagine infinity, Jordan Söderberg Mills’ Infinite Self provides a window to the multiverse.

Detail of Performance by Claudia Wieser, part of ‘Art Extravaganza’ art trail. Photo credit: Faruk Pinjo

The Breathing Chandeliers by mischer’traxler studio reflect the multiculturalism of Berlin. They are inspired by the Berlin ballrooms of the 1920s. Five kinetic chandeliers that seem to breathe slowly can be found on the ground floor of “The Playce”. Potsdamer Platz as a place of grand performances picks up on Claudia Wieser’s installation Performance, which harks back to the urban life and nightlife of the 1920s. Sebastian Haslauer also creates a new image of urban life and spans a chronological arc over a century with his work DIE NACHT GLÜHT AUF IN KILOWATTS. The art trail then leads its visitors to the interactive RGB landscape n.1 by Carnovsky and The Potsdamer Platz Birds by Damien Poulain.

Potsdamer Platz is thus transformed into a veritable work of art. From 15 September, the Art Extravaganza will be open to the public free of charge around the clock – an absolute must for every art lover. All the inspiring works are best experienced on site. The cafés and restaurants around “The Playce” provide pleasant breaks.

You can find out more about the route and the exhibits at: https://potsdamerplatz.de/en/properties/entertainment-en/