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