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Fr, 22/11/2019 - Sa, 07/12/2019

POWER CAGE - Experimentalraum Aquarium

Kunstausstellung | Konzerte | Workshops | Vorträge

art exhibition | concerts | workshops | lectures

The invention of the aquarium by self-taught natural scientist Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794-1871) made the mysterious and uncanny underwater worlds observable, experienceable and explorable and brought the sea into the bourgeois living room. For the interdisciplinary exhibition "POWER CAGE - Experimental Space Aquarium", fifteen artists were inspired by this groundbreaking invention.

With new works by Sandra Babing, Sabine Ercklentz, Christina Ertl-Shirley, Katharina Ludwig, Uta Neumann, Felicity Mangan, Iona Vreme Moser, Mira O‘Brien, Claudia Reiche, Billy Roisz, Tomoko Sauvage, Anouschka Trocker, Antje Vowinckel, Mara Wagenführ and Ruth Waldeyer.

In addition, the public can become researchers themselves in several workshops on biosphere construction, cyanotype photography and the drawing of crustaceans. On a lecture evening moderated by Jutta Person, the author Mareike Vennen will shed light on the cultural history of aquariums and the art historian Silke Förschler will discuss the common living of animals and humans (with public discussion).



Friday, 22. Nov. 2019, 18:00 Uhr, free entrance
Vernissage with concert by Tomoko Sauvage

The exhibition will be open daily until 07 December from 12:00 - 19:00 with free admission. The gallery will be closed on 6 December.

Saturday, 23. Nov. 2019, 11:00 – 17:00
Cyanotype - Workshop with Miriam Otte
Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/cyanotypie-workshop-im-rahmen-der-ausstellung-power-cage-tickets-69184573923 (20€ per Person)

Wednesday, 27. Nov. and 04. Dez. 2019, 18:00 – 21:00
Drawing- Workshop „Crustaceans: observe and dream“ with Mira O’Brien
Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/zeichenworkshop-im-rahmen-der-ausstellung-power-cage-tickets-69185598989 (25€ per Person)

Thursday, 28. Nov. 2019, 19:00 Uhr, free admission
"Aqueous environments in glass: excursions into the history of the aquarium" - an illustrated lecture by Mareike Vennen and a lecture by Silke Förschler on animal-human relations in relation to pets, followed by a public discussion. Moderated by Jutta Person. In cooperation with Zabriskie - bookstore for culture & nature.

Saturday, 30. Nov. 2019, 11:00 Uhr and 14:00 Uhr
Biosphere-Workshop with Monika Kalinowska from „Plant Circle“
Registration required:
11:00 Uhr https://www.eventbrite.de/e/biospharen-workshop-im-rahmen-der-ausstellung-power-cage-tickets-69267859031 (25€ pro Person)
14:00 Uhr https://www.eventbrite.de/e/biospharen-workshop-im-rahmen-der-ausstellung-power-cage-tickets-69268284303 (25€ pro Person)

Freitag, 07. Dez. 2019, 18:00 Uhr, free entrance
Finissage with Konzert by Felicity Mangan


  • STATE Studio
  • Hauptstr. 3, Berlin