BERLIN GLOBAL – this is the name of the Berlin exhibition that will open on 16 January 2021 on the first floor above ground in the Humboldt Forum.
On 4,000 square metres of space, it will show how Berlin has influenced the world and vice versa. Coproduced by Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin, its recount of the city's history is not chronological but instead takes the form of seven theme-based rooms: Free Space, Boundaries, Entertainment, Fashion, War, Interconnection and Revolution. Immersive installations and atmospheric presentations lead visitors into theme-based worlds that reflect the many sides of Berlin. The city has been interacting with the world for centuries. Its people and the events it launched have changed the world. At the same time, global events have always had an impact on Berlin. Proceeding from current questions, developments and issues, the Berlin exhibition highlights selected topics and shows the city as part of a world interconnected in many different ways, in both the past and the present.
Incorporating everything from consultation and joint projects with museums, interest groups and communities to participation by artists and photographers, the exhibition reflects a diverse range of perspectives on the city.
"In BERLIN GLOBAL we pose questions and seek dialogue, we present not a SOLE truth but rather many different positions. We also invite our visitors to form their own conclusions. BERLIN GLOBAL's interactive path lets them make decisions and take action in response to the exhibition's questions. We want to initiate dialogue and exchange ideas:
How are you connected with the world?"
Paul Spies, Chief Curator for the State of Berlin
"In early 2015 Kulturprojekte Berlin was the last major actor to join Europe's largest cultural construction site at the Humboldt Forum, charged with developing a presentation of Berlin's history. We are now one of the first to open. Created in cooperation with Paul Spies and the Stadtmuseum Berlin, the Cologne-based krafthaus design studio and many artists and partners, a unique exhibition experience highlighting Berlin's interconnections with the world is now here – BERLIN GLOBAL. Full of surprises and easily accessible like most of our cultural projects in Berlin, its multimedia and interactive displays invite visitors to immerse themselves in the history of the city. BERLIN GLOBAL is surely an unexpected enrichment for this new and ambivalent nexus of culture and exhibitions."
Moritz van Dülmen, CEO, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Today marks the start of online communications leading up to the opening of BERLIN GLOBAL. The website and social media channels on Instagram and Facebook will feature previews of the exhibition. BERLIN GLOBAL's corporate design was developed by the Boros agency.
16 January – 26 March 2021: Thursday – Sunday
27 March – 31 August 2021: Wednesday – Monday
Facebook: berlinglobal.exhibition, Instagram: berlin.global, #berlinglobal
ADVANCE NOTICE: PRESS CONFERENCE ON BERLIN GLOBAL
Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin cordially invite you to a press conference on
2 November 2020. The two coproducers and Berlin's Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer will present the multifaceted concept behind BERLIN GLOBAL and previews of selected exhibition rooms.
Where: Humboldt Forum
When: Monday, 2 November 2020, 11:00
Invitation to follow
+49 (0) 30 24749-750
The BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition at the Humboldt Forum is a coproduction of Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin. The exhibition's design and contents were developed by a team led by
Paul Spies, Chief Curator for the State of Berlin at the Humboldt Forum and Director of the Stadtmuseum Berlin. Kulturprojekte Berlin is responsible for the production, communications and – together with the Stadtmuseum Berlin – displays which are universally accessible and inclusive.
Major actors at the Humboldt Forum include the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Kulturprojekte Berlin, the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, under the direction of the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss.