Platform-Berlin is a project exhibiting art in unused and ordinarily commercial spaces on the underground rail line. It is designed to spark U-Bahn riders of all ages and cultures to interact with an art installation in an unusual space and to affect people’s physical path of movement, routine and thought process. We work with artists from different nationalities but that are working and living in Berlin to develop an installation specifically for the space and the situation of the U-Bahn platform. Our intention is to show art outside of a conventional gallery and to make it accessible and approachable to people who ordinarily would not be inclined to go to a gallery or actively seek contact with art. For each installation we also organize a public event inviting local neighborhoods to come together, meet the artist, and congregate on the platform space. These events are attended by people of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds. It is also open to those spontaneously passing by (see pictures). We also hold artist talks and give tours of the space and installation to students and artist groups interested in project spaces and this kind of installation work.
Former installation were:
02.09.2015 27.09.2015 NOFAMEUNDERGROUND by Ardan Özmenolgu
02.10.2015 14.11.2015 JUMPIN’ OFF by Nicholas Norris
18.11.2015 03.01.2016 EYE EAT YOU by Pola Esther
31.03.2016 12.05.2016 TOAST HAWAII by Fee Kleiß
PlatformBerlin is currently located at Kleistpark on the U7 line. However, installations and mobile and will relocate across Berlin's U-Bahn stations throughout the year to engage with the city's diverse communities and neighborhoods.
We communicate our project using our website, facebook page, instagram account and Newsletter. We already got some public attention by media, such as: