Art and culture will finally be moving back into Berlin’s Prater in 2021. When it opens, the Prater Gallery will be the third municipal gallery belonging to the Department of Art and Culture in the district of Pankow. The Volksbühne Berlin will then resume theatre performances in the main hall. The beer garden and restaurant will ensure that a visit to the Prater, in the midst of the vibrant art scene of Prenzlauer Berg in Kastanienallee, continues to be a complete experience.
The Prater has traditionally stood for (artistic) discoveries, openness and cosmopolitanism, combined with regional identity. The versatile and highly professional artistic scene that still dominates Pankow, Berlin’s district with the youngest and largest population, still attracts artists and culturally creative people from all over the world. Yet the neighbourhood around Kastanienallee has undergone many rapid changes. In view of the rapidity of this change and growth, the challenges to urban society are immense.
The Prater Gallery takes up the societal conversation with its local urban environment, while also always keeping global contexts in view. As a platform for encounters, the Prater Gallery invites creators of art and culture and all interested in them, from near and far, for exchange. Exhibitions of contemporary art are designed, displayed and communicated here. Work and exploration proceeds by analogue and digital means, across boundaries of art, age group and social affiliation.