The Prater Gallery in Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg, one of the best-known and most vibrant quarters of the Pankow district, is a non-commercial venue for communicating and imparting contemporary art. It adopts an attitude of curiosity to new artistic positions and issues, and is open to a broad public. Because of the renovation of the historic Berlin Prater, the gallery has temporarily suspended operations and will reopen in 2021. As a communal gallery, it operates as part of the Department of Art and Culture within the Pankow District Authority’s Office of Further Education and Culture of Berlin.

Address

Currently: Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin Prater Galerie Danziger Str. 101 10405 Berlin

Team

Director, Prater Gallery and Visual Arts Division Lena Prents Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur FB Kunst und Kultur Tel.: 030 90295-3832 lena.prents@ba-pankow.berlin.de

Project Management Julie Rüter Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur FB Kunst und Kultur Tel.: 030 90295-3834 julie.rueter@ba-pankow.berlin.de

Trainee Katharina von Hagenow Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur FB Kunst und Kultur Tel.: 030 90295-3812 katharina.von-hagenow@ba-pankow.berlin.de

in cooperation and exchange with

Team Prater Gallery Program Mai 2021 – April 2022 Conception: Sonja Hornung and Lena Johanna Reisner Curation: Lena Johanna Reisner, N. N. Prater Galerie

Team Prater Digital Artistic Direction: Julian Kamphausen Prater Digital

Team Prater KuBi Cooperation partners: bilderbewegen e.V. Gabriela Zorn, Anja Stanislawski-Foest, Leska Ruppert Prater KuBi

 

Advisory committee

The prospect of the reopening of the Prater in 2021 offered a unique opportunity to reinvent a communal cultural institution within the Pankow district, at a central location in Prenzlauer Berg. The Department of Art and Culture at the Pankow District Authority’s Office of Further Education and Culture appointed an advisory committee of external experts to advise on the thematic focus of the Prater, and the committee developed fundamental principles together at comprehensive workshops held in 2019. Particularly heartfelt thanks are due to the advisory committee for its many productive discussions, valuable impulses and generous willingness to engage with the open Prater process.

Participants were:

Boris Abel, artist and cultural mediator Wibke Behrens, Koalition Freie Szene, nGBK (New Society for Visual Arts), Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft Meriam Bousselmi, author and director Nele Hertling, theatre scientist, cultural manager, Akademie der Künste Sonja Hornung, artist Tina Gadow (moderator in 2019) Uwe Gössel, dramaturg, author, director Dominique Krössin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, personal advisor to Secretary of State for Culture Christiane Lange, Haus für Poesie, deputy director Julian Kamphausen, director and festival director, LAFT, PAP Karla Sachse, artist Ralf R. Ollertz, artistic director, cie. toula limnaios/ HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN Christina Werner, (as from autumn 2020), CEO Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. (Olafur Eliasson)