Die Möglichkeit einer Insel

Tue 25.06.2024 | 4 pm - 9 pm

Patterns of (In)Security II

Sabine Hornig, Tamuna Chabashvili

Curated by the artists and Nina Chkareuli-Mdivani

Exhibition, Talk

7 pm: Talk with Zaal Andronikashvili

Die Möglichkeit einer Insel
Inselstr. 7, 10179 Berlin - Mitte

The exhibition by Sabine Hornig (Berlin) and Tamuna Chabashvili (Tbilisi-Amsterdam) in the project space ‘ Die Möglichkeit einer Insel’ is the result of an intensive artistic research and dialogue process between the two artists that began in Tbilisi in 2022. Their work deals with the changing social and political perspectives in the respective countries and the underlying conflict situations, against their respective backgrounds: the formerly divided Berlin and the current situation of partially occupied post-Soviet Georgia.

The dialogue between their works relates to the personal and collective perception of borders and explores how these borders become tangible, opaque and permeable. Their sculptural intervention in the gutted prefabricated building with its shop window invites visitors to interact with it from the street.

The site-specific works made of ropes, textiles and permeable metal structures interact with each other; layers of the artists' observations and memories gradually unfold - fragmented elements reassemble associatively and suddenly become tangible as you walk through the installations.

They address the visible and invisible transitions between inside and outside, between isolation and isolation or openness and democracy, as well as the possibility and fragility of social participation. 

At 7 pm a discussion will take place with Zaal Andronikashvili (ZfL Berlin) on the expression and influence of art and literature in politically unstable times

Die Möglichkeit einer Insel

‘Die Möglichkeit einer Insel’ is a project space in Mitte district run by Stephanie Kloss as artistic director.  Exhibition projects, concerts, discussions and other formats take place on an ongoing basis in a gutted prefab shop. The space takes its name from Michel Houellebecq's science fiction novel and its location on Inselstraße. The location of the space in one of Berlin's oldest places, Köllnischer Park, with its multi-layered history, provides an impetus to engage with urban politics and space. As the name suggests, it offers the possibility of a collective and representative platform for different curatorial approaches.

Founding year: 2019

Seating: Stools

Age groups: Suitable for all ages

Languages: German, English, We can translate from English to German and vice versa

Wheelchair users / Buggies: Access only via a high step over the window front, not barrier-free

Toilet: Wheelchair accessible

Hearing impaired / Deaf people: Exhibition is suitable. Talk is not suitable

Neurodiversity: -

Blind people: -