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Pressemitteilung: Wunderland Austellungsreihe: 17. September 2009

Skulpturenpark Modell by Jelka Plate

Jelka Plate
A Very Merry Unarchitecture to You, 2009

Sunday, 20. September 2009 from 5 pm
Model work – Presentation of the replica model of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum and of interviews with staff of the model-building workshop of Model Park Berlin-Brandenburg
Entrance: Gate at Kommandantenstr. 72
Public transportation: U2 Spittelmarkt

Over the last few weeks, Jelka Plate has been working on a 1.20 x 2 meter replica model of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. At the same time, she invited members of staff from the nearby workshop of Modelpark Berlin-Brandenburg to discuss the activity of building models. In their workshop, these workers, who are employed as part of a state job creation scheme, construct scale-replicas of landmark Berlin buildings. These models are then displayed in the Model Park’s open-air exhibition in the Wuhlheide area of Berlin, where they can be viewed by the public.
How can reality be captured in a model? And how does this representation in turn affect people’s perception of reality? Is working on a model itself actually the model for ideal work?
From 5 PM onwards this Sunday, visitors can take a walk through the Skulpturenpark site and compare the model with reality for themselves, and can also listen to the conversations that Jelka Plate had with the workers from the model-building workshop. From 6.30 PM onwards, “Notes from Wonderland II” will take place. Jelka Plate will speak about the model as a model, as an archive, as a medium, and as work.

Opening hours:
September 22-27, from Tuesday to Sunday from 3 PM - 8 PM and by appointment: Tel. +49-176-28179448

Wunderland Kuratorischer Beirat:
Matteo Pasquinelli (Amsterdam/London)
Tim Voss/Britta Peters (Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg)
Pelin Tan (Istanbul)

Wunderland wird gefördert von European Cultural Foundation.

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum
Neue Grünstr. 20
10179 Berlin