48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN announces annual theme for 2020

The art festival 48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN will take place next year from 19 to 21 June 2020. Applications can be submitted from now until 3 February 2020. The festival theme: BOOM.


The annual theme of the art festival for 2020 is “BOOM”: open in all directions, a loud bang, but also a big breakthrough. A bass tone that drives the music, a formal visualization with party poppers. The eruptive destruction and new emergence are its manifestations, a pointy red and yellow speech bubble in comics, an explosion. A powerful outburst and a sign of abrupt change.

Berlin is a “boomtown”, a hotspot of the art world, and Neukölln has for years been a key location for experimentation, artistic research, and unconventional presentation. The word “boom” sounds first and foremost positive: it describes an upswing, increased interest and growing demand. But the term also inspires the critical examination of the “limits of growth” when taking into account both economic and ecological factors. And who really profits in Berlin from the boom and the dynamics associated with it, and for whom does the boom constitute a threat?

A boom fits as a phenomenon that focuses attention on a festival that takes full effect in a single weekend. 48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN this year offers space for art that aims to overpower viewers in an aesthetic and emotional sense, as well as deliberately drawing its strength from reduction and concentration.

Since 2 December 2019, applications can be submitted on the festival website. The festival management and the team of the 48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN will be happy to advise you on questions concerning implementation, space search and necessary approvals as well as on applying for funding.

The closing date for applications: 3. February 2020.

Registration and application: www.anmeldung.48-stunden-neukoelln.de

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