The Garden Bridge is an outdoor project in the garden of Brücke-Museum. Inspired by the Brücke artists’ original stated intentions of bridging the old and the new, project space Kinderhook & Caracas (run by artists Sol Calero and Christopher Kline) curated an outdoor project featuring works and performances by contemporary Berlin-based artists aimed at expanding the discourse surrounding the canonizing of historical, future-focused art movements.
For this exhibition, Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano have built two birdhouses and placed in them recordings of each other while sleeping. Each of the birdhouses contain either Halilaj or Urbano’s sounds of snoring and sleeping, and exist as subtle, playful and intimate interludes to the forest environment. Embracing the symbol of the nest as a shelter and a protective structure, the work provides a glimpse into the private sphere. Both charming and effacing, they invite the reflection upon the balance of love, the sometimes disruptive consequences of sharing a life as complementary parts of human nature. The work is an ongoing series continued individually by both artists. The works, which refer to each other, constitute the notion of a continuously developing portrait of a partner.
Artists: Ana Alenso, Kasia Fudakowski, Monika Grabuschnigg, Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano, Stephen Kent, Nuri Koerfer, Annika Rixen
And STONEROSES (Mirak Jamal and Santiago Taccetti): a walk in the woods with works by Jazmin Berakha, Susann Brännström & Tore Wallert, Diego Castro, Enrique Giner de los Rios, Joseph H, Joe Hoyt, Jay Isaac, Melanie Kitti, Kareem Lotfy, Sam Marshall-Lockyer, Marlie Mul, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Adriana Ramic, Ben Schumacher, Stephen Suckale, Anne de Vries, Angharad Williams. With performances by Sea Urchin and Heatsick at the opening on 11 August 2019.