Poets‘ Corner in Mitte

Beyond Languages

2023-06-07, 6:00 PM

Bärenzwinger | Rungestraße 30 | 10179 Berlin


A visit to Bärenzwinger Berlin can feel like stepping onto an island: The original architecture includes two outdoor terraces and moats that used to be filled with water. The water kept the bears inside and visitors at a distance. Today, the spaces of the former kennel are a communal gallery. The artistic programme aims to work with and against the violent legacy of the space.


As part of the second exhibition of the annual programme GLEANING, the two artists Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu and Martin Toloku will use the space of Bärenzinger to create site-specific installations that serve as a stage for performances. The performative exhibition aims to explore the “residual effects” of historical ownership in relation to the land and bodies in a global context. This is the point of connection: The poets share a performative practice with the two artists, exploring poetry across disciplines and (body) languages.

Moderation: Nina Kettiger

The event will be held mainly in English.


Free entry

The project is funded as part of „Neustart Kultur“, the program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. The 24th poesiefestival berlin is a project of Haus für Poesie in cooperation with Akademie der Künste and is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.