The exterior of ChertLüdde’s gallery doubles as a signage space for artistic interventions, the third iteration of which will be by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt (1932, Wurzen – 2024, Berlin). Part of the gallery’s annual project that seeks to bring artwork from inside the gallery outside to Schöneberg’s Haupstrasse, the commissioning space soon presents a new version of the artist’s 1970s typography artwork, Divided Planet.

The original piece was made in the context of the Cold War, but its new graphic configuration now shows two halves of the globe falling further apart from each other. Emphasizing the growing differences that continue to polarize people today, Divided Planet responds to the recent conflicts pulling the planet apart, symbolizing the work needed to unite against all forms of oppression and create a just, equal, and sustainable world for all.

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Divided Planet, 1976-2024; Light box.

Join our Divided Planet Open Call:

In honor of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt’s legacy, the gallery invites everyone to participate in our open call to respond creatively to Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt’s 1970 work Divided Planet. Until November 2024, ChertLüdde will be collecting personal interpretation and responses of the original typewriting and exhibited at the end of the year at our bookstore along with all other submissions. There are no limitations on medium or size as long as it can be mailed.


Follow the link HERE to download the high-resolution file and cut out, color, collage, or write!

All works should be sent by November 2024 with a note saying it is for the Divided Planet Open Call

Hauptstrasse 18,
10827 Berlin

All works will find their way into the Mail Art Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeldt.

Optional: you can send a short biography and/or text to accompany your work.

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Divided Planet, 1970s; Typewriting on paper