Studio Mondial / Berlin

Studio Mondial / curated by Lutz Henke and Vlado Velkov

Albrecht/Wilke, Maria Thereza Alves, Arijit Bhattacharyya, Julian Breuer, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Jimmie Durham, Philipp Eyrich, Miguel Ángel Fernández, FRZNTE, Lilia Kovka, Inge Mahn, Dafna Maimon, Reto Pulfer, Albrecht Schäfer, Benedikt Terwiel

June 14, 2023 –September 09, 2023

Studio Mondial
Kurfürstendamm 47
10707 Berlin

Photos: Exhibition views by Eric Tschernow, Lutz Henke and Vlado Velkov



Studio Mondial opens the first and last exhibition of an imaginary Kunsthaus at Kurfürstendamm, which will unfold in several acts over the summer in and around the former Hotel Mondial at Kurfürstendamm 47 in Berlin.

The multifaceted program will be inspired by the history and flair of the boulevard, transforming the house into a meeting place and playground for artistic experiments that offer a temporary venue for cultural and social interaction beyond commercial interests.

The field of action of the exhibition will also include the public space and the Kurfürstendamm, where the project will be expanded through interventions and performances. As a cuckoo's egg, the program intends to initiate a discussion about the cultural reorientation of the boulevard.

What role does art play on Ku'damm and why can't the richest boulevard in Berlin afford an art house? How have pandemic, war and inflation changed the area? And how can we use the new situation for art and culture?

"Everyone is hollow enough to find an echo in himself," says the lyricist Kurt Bauchwitz, who wrote poetry and played music with Albert Einstein in the former Gründerhaus on the same site. The current programme is based on a series of situational solo presentations at Studio Mondial and the public space of Kurfürstendamm.

Studio Mondial is an initiative of Lutz Henke and Vlado Velkov.

The program is kindly supported by BEOS AG.#