- Schöne neue Welt - exhibition in Berlin
The exhibition first showcased at the Dahlem Museum of European Cultures and can be seen at the CLB in Berlin from 30 April to 14 June. “Schöne neue Welt” alludes to Aldous Huxley's science-fiction novel, Brave New World and covers the different aspects of migration and the building boom in western Romania.
Migrating, leaving your hometown so you can make a dignified return and build a home as a symbol of your success, your dreams and aspirations. But of course, for so many reasons, this home is only lived in for a few weeks a year. These are the foundations of the so-called “proud houses”, which echo a modern western lifestyle built in the mostly rural regions in northern Romania. Although this exhibition explores that region in particular, the phenomenon is equally rife in other European countries where many people are forced to migrate to find work.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events: space and architecture, space and identity, space and landscape, space and society. The big questions posed in this historical period of time where migration is shaping people as well as the territory.
“Schöne neue Welt – Traumhäuser rumänischer Migranten” (Brave New World - Romanian Migrants' Dream Houses) is a common project of the central east and south east Europe coordination of the Museum of European Cultures - State Museums of Berlin, with the Romanian cultural institute in Berlin, in cooperation with CLB Berlin. The CLB Collaboratorium Berlin is space and structure for constructive synergy of contemporary art, science and urban planning.
Exhibition “Schöne neue Welt – Traumhäuser rumänischer Migranten” (Brave New World - Romanian Migrants' Dream Houses)
from 30 April to 14 June 2016
at the CLB Berlin, Germany - http://www.clb-berlin.de/
Programme of events curated by Sally Below (sbca / CLB Berlin), Raluca Betea (Romanian Cultural Institute, Berlin) and Beate Wild, (Museum of European Cultures - State Museums of Berlin)
Images: © Petrut Cálinescu, courtesy of CLB Berlin