Anne Schülke

From the Suburbs

23.9.23 - 2.10.23
Berliner Platz

In the fall of 2022, Anne Schülke met the painter Sebastiano Benegiamo in a high-rise housing estate in a suburb of Florence. There, in Le Piagge, Sebastiano Benegiamo initiated the project "ilPrisma" in 2019 together with his friend Emiliano Anselmo: they organize exhibitions in the district.

In spring 2023 Anne Schülke participated in their latest project San'azione, a group exhibition. On posters and T-shirts, visitors could see images of various high-rise buildings from Ratingen-West and scan a QR code to listen to an audio work: A young voice speaks a manifesto-like text, asking visitors to reconsider the past and change the present for a different future.

For the people living in Ratingen-West, Anne Schülke photographed a scene in Le Piagge. This image can be seen on a billboard at Berliner Platz. The audio work is accessible via a QR code on the poster and on T-shirts. In German Deutsch, Italian and English.

Voice: Marion Sherwood, translations: Katarina Atkinson, Annamaria Bianchi

Together with Carol Pilars de Pilar, the group will offer walks to the billboards:
Mon., 25 September 2023 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Sat., 30 September 2023 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Meeting point: Berliner Platz 1

In 2021 Anne Schülke presented the 3 channel video installation "Westtangente" at the Museum Ratingen, in 2022 at Berliner Platz.

Fotos: Alexander Zheleznyak