Der Spiegel der Anderen/ Mirror of Alterity

Refugees and the Fear of the Other. Contemporary art from Middle and Eastern Europe. What has been a scandal in Bratislava – now to see in Berlin!

Europe has become a refuge for the disregarded and persecuted people in the regions of war and conflict all over the world. The whole of Europe? No, a big part of European populations is frightened by strangers and refuses to welcome refugees. The fear of the unknown stirs up emotions and partly evokes xenophobic affects. Especially in Eastern parts of Europe, a majority of the populations balk at the reception of refugees – while their governments make use of this tense atmosphere by strengthening an increasingly populist and authoritarian style of politics.

 Philipp Lachenmann, Pleyades Series (Polyeder_3), 2015

From June 21, 2015 till September 6, 2015 Rohkunstbau presents its twenty-first edition. Themed “apocalypse” and set against the historic backdrop of Schloss Roskow in the District of Potsdam-Mittelmark, the exhibition presents eleven artists from eight nations.


Over the past years Europe has met several deep crises. Through the lens of crises and by encouraging people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector, insights as well as alternative models, know-how and future concepts are going to be developed. An interactive virtual exhibition platform will open the results of the project to a wider European public

For two decades Rohkunstbau has been the fabulous exhibition for contemporary art in Brandenburg – now it’s time for a “Revolution”.  The twentieth exhibition is dedicated to the theme of "revolution" and runs from July 6 till September 21 2014 in Roskow castle.

Sophia Tabatadze

A presentation of the research phase and lecture series to a Georgian audience in collaboration with the architect Levan Asabashvili.

DRIFTING IDENTITIES is focused on researching, documenting and archiving the identity phenomena located in the past and the present of post-socialist societies.

Tatiana Fiodorova, "Performance STEAUA", detail, photo: Eliza Ursachi, courtesy KSA:K - Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau

In the context of the development of market relations and of the emergence of the neoliberal economy, this performance is a metaphor for the adaptation of the former Union (the USSR) to new realities.

Now that Batumi has regained new life and importance, old pieces of art and artworks are being reassessed and recognized. Café Fantasy is a work by George Chakhava.


The aim of COMMON IDENTITY? is to reflect the issues of heritage, identity and communication in European contemporary art practices.

Bora Petkova

An exhibition/archive/library of European artistic urban research at the Center for Contemporary Art, the Ancient Bath and interventions in public spaces of Plovdiv.

Veronika Tzekova, "LOVE of POWER of LOVE...", 2012, public intervention, Northern Avenur, Yerevan, tabloid stickers, 15x200cm

Veronika Tzekova is an artist, urban practitioner and creative strategist. Her work concentrates on articulating and conceptualizing in the fields of art and design.

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation addresses art and culture as an expression of society’s self-conception. Art is not a onetime need, but essential and omnipresent in our daily life. Especially the involvement with contemporary art and types of cultural participation is characteristic for our work in this field.

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