May 4, 2021
Under the theme ‘Signals!,’ this year’s artspring festival showcases the diversity of art and cultural production in Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee throughout the month of May. Exhibitions, concerts, readings, performances, a film and literature program, and various themed days will be presented from May 7th until June 6th. Due to pandemic regulations, the festival will appear in a hybrid online and live format.
artspring berlin is an initiative that weaves together a network of cultural operators in the district of Pankow all year round. The centerpiece and finale of the festival month is the Open Studio Weekend in Prenzlauer Berg, Weißensee and Pankow on June 5th and 6th, in which 320 artists will participate this year.
Two joint group exhibitions, entitled ‘artspring signale,’ will take place in the municipal gallery Parterre and in the project space Kulturkapellen, depending on the regulations, and will include a digital counterpart. Another central component of the program is the artspringnale film festival, streamed every Friday. This year, the artspringnale focuses on the history as well as visions of the future of Prenzlauer Berg. The film festival will begin the first of four screenings on May 7th at 6pm. Streaming live from the Peter Edel cultural center, the festival presents the documentary ‘Poesie des Untergrunds’ by Matthias Aberle and the experimental film ‘September September’ by Gino Hahnemann, from the archive ex.oriente.lux. With these special features, the festival opens a glimpse into the past of the district and ties in with this year’s festival theme Signals! The screening will be followed by a live talk with archive manager Claus Löser and director Matthias Aberle.
In addition, artspring audio will broadcast from the desks of the district’s poets on Tuesdays and a new part of the program, the artspring podcast, will feature conversations with artists directly from their studios. This year, artspring has also launched a new live event, artspring artwalk, which will present artworks in shop windows and outdoor spaces along Schönhauser Allee all the way up to the Bornholm allotments. The outdoor exhibitions can be followed via QR codes.
Don’t miss all the exciting programming that artspring 2021 has to offer, as it once again transforms the district around Pankow into an open air gallery.
Festival: May 7–June 6, 2021