"Justification of the walks"



 Ausstellungsplakat Rechtfertigung der Spaziergänge ENG 1 copy

Students of Humboldt-Universität Berlin, the Institute of Slavic and Hungarian Studies and the open air gallery of Strandbad Tegelsee invite you to the exhibition of the theoretical-practical photography seminar, which was taught in the context of the Siegfried-Unseld visiting professorship 2020/21 at Humboldt-Universität Berlin by Ukrainian artist and writer Yevgenia Belorusets.

The photographic and textual works created during the seminar examine the walk as a sphere of the approved, as a crossover of free choice and the policy of coercion.The walk as understood here is a new exploration of the familiar spaces of shore, city, apartment, room – a realm of utopia, as the walk can take place in every situation, even there, where, as it seems, movement is restricted or stops.


Walter Benjamin saw the person taking a walk as a flaneur, whose movement in the city followed a direction of interruptions through all kinds of stations of consumption and capitalist pleasure. In the situation of successive lockdowns, a walk in the city became similar to a walk in the woods. The disappearance of the obstacles, the rest stops, invites one to enter the vegetative the world of the rows of houses and street routes, the clearings, the forgotten uncertainty of the city.
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From the series of Tamara Naszer
Photography in this case operates artistically in multiple dimensions: it creates the illusion of a road map, produces a documentation of movement, which itself stays invisible, it tells us about the changing perception of the surrounding and simulates a structure.The walk is not only the object of the artistic works, but the exhibition itself is intended as a walk. The bungalows and huts of the former and newly founded bath create an ensemble of stations and points of reference. Imagine you are invited into a fairytale forest.The trees belong to the installation, the surrounding forest is a city, too. In the fairytale the forest is a location from which one does not return the same.
Dare it, your way will lead you to the shore, where you will stay for a while. The shore of Strandbad Tegelsee shows itself in the phase of a preface, something new is about to emerge.
With artistic contributions by:
Bella Badt
Elisabeth Bauer
Giselle Berenice Chavannes
Lisa Jura
Anna Katinka Kultscher
Elisabeth Landenberger
Tamara Naszer
Nicole Stieben
Jakob Wunderwald
And works by Alina Kleytman, Soska Group, Lada Nakonechna
Curatorial advise: Yevgenia Belorusets

In cooperation with Strandbad Tegelsee (www.seeee.de), with special thanks to Marina Naprushkina
Appointments can be booked here: https://www.picktime.com/8fa6fb41-b9d5-4dbf-97f5- 19029674b898?fbclid=IwAR2Yib7tNQER- kdpEHGJuy2Y_ecE_sB7tsScGvnmV4SwpQH4OXzsk8ennHIStrandbad
Tegelsee, Schwarzer Weg 21, 13505 Berlin
23.04: 17:00-21:00
24.04: 14.00-21.00
25.04: 14.00-19.00

Contact person: Elisabeth Landenberger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ation regulations and requirements due to the current Corona guidelines:


*Prior registration (at the following link) is mandatory.
* Admittance is restricted to 50 people at a time.
*Proof of a PCR or antigen test, taken within the last 24 hours, or a supervised self-test prior to admission (tests are not provided)

*Wearing an FFP2 mask

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Ausstellungsplakat Rechtfertigung der Spaziergänge ENG 2 copy