31 Dec–31 Dec

Happy Hour feat. Berlin-style Donuts & Sekt
Philipp Rupp Karl Holmqvist Hanne Lippard Franziska Pierwoss Albrecht Pischel

In Berlin/Germany, a selection of the works produced in Minneapolis in the frame of the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways are being presented in a retail space in the iconic Europa-Center (*1965), Berlin’s first shopping mall and contemporary of the Minneapolitan Skyway System.
The works will rotate throughout January.

Currently with works by:
Karl Holmqvist, Hanne Lippard, OOIEE, Franziska Pierwoss, Albrecht Pischel, and Philipp Rupp

The Europa-Center opened in 1965 at West Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz along the famous boulevard Kurfürstendamm. Due to its central location, close to West Berlin’s main train station, Zoologischer Garten, and opposite to the famous Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, it soon became a focus of attention and has now nearly reached cult status as one of West Berlin’s still intact authentic locations for shopping, flaneuring, and dining.

(Photo: Siska Habib)

Related Project

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis at Europa-Center
Good Bye U.S. Bonjour l'Europe!

Philipp Rupp

Philipp Rupp (born in Germany) is a Berlin-based fashion and textile designer who is interested in appropriating and integrating urban imagery, such as logos of sausage stands or shop signs, into his designs reflecting on notions of class, fashion history, and the mechanisms of the fashion industry itself. Especially the phenomenon of cross-class-dressing, which happened amongst others with the Mods in England in the 1960s, who as working-class kids wore the clothes of higher social classes, is one of Rupp’s main research fields. An analogy today, though vice versa, are middle-class kids who appropriate a working-class chav aesthetic, a vestimentary strategy that fashion journalist Aleks Error calls “class tourism.”

After a career in the fashion industry in Antwerp, New York, and Berlin, as well as several teaching positions at the Art Academy Berlin (UdK) and weissensee academy of art Berlin (khw) Rupp now teaches Fashion Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld/Germany.

Karl Holmqvist

Karl Holmqvist, born in Västerås/Sweden, works with and around text and language.
After spending the 1990s in New York, he now lives and works in Berlin. Since the early 90s his oeuvre has revolved around text, published in various forms: on posters, as wall drawings, in installations, videos, or readings. Holmqvist juxtaposes text material of popular songs, political phrases, literary quotes, art historical references, and individual letters of the alphabet; he is a master of the ambiguity of words and sentences that he shifts around and re-combines to create new meanings.

His work has most recently been shown at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York and Rome; Kunstverein Braunschweig; The Power Station, Dallas; Camden Art Centre, London; amongst many others.

Hanne Lippard

Hanne Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.

Her most recent performances and exhibitions include Ulyd, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger and FriArt, Fribourg (2018); Voici Des Fleurs, La Loge, Brussels (2018); Blind Faith, Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2018); Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Oslo, NO (2017); Pocket, SALTS, Basel, CH (2017); Flesh, KW, Berlin, DE (2017); ars viva 2016; Index— The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE (2016); AUTOFOFFICE, *KURATOR, Rapperswil, CH (2016); Fluidity, Kunstverein, Hamburg, DE (2016); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Transmediale, Berlin (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE (2015); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2013).

Franziska Pierwoss

Franziska Pierwoss (born in Tübingen/Germany) is a Berlin-based performance and installation artist, who also works as an organizer and initiator of various cultural projects. With a strong focus on durational performance and collaborative practices, she develops site-specific installations and creates situations of engagement, in which personal and political boundaries are called into question.

Pierwoss has shown her work at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Eigen+Art Lab, Beirut Art Center and recently at Alserkal Dubai amongst many other places.
Using storytelling as an explorative methodology towards History, Pierwoss has been staging performances related to historical meals since 2014 in collaboration with Sandra Teitge in Mexico City (Galeria OMR & MUAC), in Munich/Germany (Spielart Festival), and as part of the Sharjah Biennial 13 in Beirut/Lebanon.

Albrecht Pischel

Albrecht Pischel (born in Meißen/East Germany) lives and works in Berlin/Germany.
His conceptual art practice comprises photography, film, installation, ready-mades, sound, and performance and aims at the transgression of boundaries between disparate mediums, genres, and cultures.
The often self-referential works playfully reflect on the conditions of the medium in use and the institutional and cultural framework that governs the perception and codes of art and its displays.
In Pischel’s carefully staged anachronisms obsolete technologies experience an unexpected return. At times he incorporates other artists’ works in his projects thus opening up the confines of individual authorship.

His past solo shows include Exile Gallery Berlin (2018), Goethe Institute Bangkok (2017) and Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Berlin (2015),
Recently, Pischel was artist-in-residence at the German Center for Venetian studies in Venice.

  • Event Location
  • Goethe at Europa-Center
  • vis-à-vis Saturn
  • Tauentzienstrasse 9–12
  • 10789 Berlin