Image credits: Lilli Kuschel

PARK is a theme park, a zoo, a playground, the idea of an island, a concept store, holiday park and also, kind of, a kindergarten.

Spreepark is a PARK, Tropical Islands is a PARK, Tate Turbine Hall is a PARK, Holzmarkt 25 wants to be a PARK, too.

Other PARKS are: Neverland, Tinder, Disneyland and Dismaland.

The airport Tempelhof became a PARK, then a temporary home for people on the move, and will soon be a curated space for dance.

We are continously designing new spaces of experience for our leisure time — real and digital —, opening and closing them.

PARK is controlled fantasy, a guided gaze and isolated play. Hyperreality and simulacrum, to be experienced three-dimensionally.

Happiness, sublimation, the scent of popcorn and a souvenir shop. Cliché, collective ecstasy, world experience and Gesamtkunstwerk.

Peter Pan, Peak Time and lunar rocks — all simulated.

Every PARK is an assertion (see above). In times of radical convergence of work and play, the exhibition at Galerie im Turm looks at spaces designed for leisure — in spatial strategies of sound, scent and sculpture as well as photography and film.

With works by Lola Göller, Kathrin Günter, Lilli Kuschel, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Klara Ravat, Randi Renate and Kay Walkowiak

Curated by Celina Basra

Thu, 20 Jul, 19.00h
21 Jul 20173 Sep 2017

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