That was lucky! — NGBK

By Karl Heinz Jeron • 1 Nov 2008

Opening: 1 November 2008, 15 – 17h

Amongst others my proposal “Sie haben Glück gehabt! Dieses Plakat macht Ihnen nichts vor.” has been chosen at the competition: ‘That was lucky!’ – Art in the underground hosted by NGBK

“‘That was lucky!’ Such a statement of relief is not always free of contradiction and ambiguity. This phrase can be applied to everyday and indeed global events from which we escape more or less consciously, or indeed simply by accident. The phrase also applies to the situation of art in Berlin’s underground which will now be continued at different venues.
We are looking for artistic concepts that reflect these contextual links from a wide range of perspectives. One concept for one area behind the rails can be submitted. The projects, selected by a jury, will be hung and pre-sented in a parallel fashion at three venues for several months, until about June/July 2009.”
(Quote from open call for proposals)

The results of the open artistic competition, in which 198 international artists took part, will be shown from November 2008 to mid-2009 at three underground stations in parallel:

U8: Voltastraße, Bernauer Straße and Weinmeisterstraße.

Artists:
Julia Baier, Martina Becker, BEWEGUNG NURR and Florian Göpfert, Roland Boden, Heike Bollig, Susanne Britz, Dante Busquets, Martin Conrads/Anna Mándoki, Ilse Deberle, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Manfred Eichhorn, Moritz Frei, Rolf Giegold, Alexandra Gneissl, Adrian Göllner, Sebastian Gräfe, Massoud Graf-Hachempour, Caroline von Grone, Irène Hug, Karen Irmer, Karl Heinz Jeron, Lilo Cornelia Karsten, Katja Klein, Kirsten Klöckner, Carsten Kummer, Victor López, Eva-Christina Meier, Connie Mendoza, Claudia Mucha, Barbara Müller, Leo de Munk, Piotr Nathan, Hester Oerlemans, Felix Pestemer, Heiko Pfreundt, Nik Pitton, Ingrid Schütz, Christian Sievers , Hein Spellmann, Bernd Trasberger, URBAN PLANT RESEARCH, Sylvia Winkler/Stephan Köperl, Gloria Zein
A Project by NGBK, financed by Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Kunst im Stadtraum, Berlin, and supported by Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and Wall AG.