“The world’s capital cities share the fact that they truly belong to no one. They are free zones: xenopolei. Historically, a capital has always been the place where a given nation shows its identity, an identity composed of all its regions and provinces.”
Whether this assumption is true for cities like Berlin today should be critically examined.
With the quoted approach the exhibition at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, curated by Simon Njami, presents works by Laurence Bonvin, Loris Cecchini, Theo Eshetu, Mwangi Hutter, Anri Sala, and Jan-Peter Sonntag reflecting the city as an organism.