For Sean Scully (*1945), painting not only expresses what one sees, but also specifically what one feels.

Bärenzwinger Berlin


The Bärenzwinger (bear pit) in Köllnischer Park in Berlin housed several generations of brown bears over a period of some eighty years. Since September 2017, the former compound for the armorial animals of Berlin incarnate has been a venue for site-specific art. The publication Traces—Architectures—Projections documents the sensitive transformation of the Bärenzwinger, whose contemporary exhibition program examines the particular historical and architectural features of the location from an artistic perspective and opens it up to urban, cultural visions and contemporary discourse.

Artists: Katharina Bévand, Natalie Czech, Mariechen Danz, EASTER, Andreas Greiner, Kerstin Honeit, Miriam Jonas, KAYA, Anne-Sophie Kneer, Julia König, Linda Kuhn, Alex Lebus, NEOZOON, Pätzug / Hertweck, Lawrence Power, Reto Pulfer, Johannes Paul Raether, Marten Schech, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Mirjam Thomann, Alvaro Urbano

Please notice: The book will be published in March 2019. You can already pre-order it.


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"Bärenzwinger Berlin "

March 2019

ISBN 978-3-7356-0563-4

17,00 x 24,00 cm

152 Pages

49 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Ute Müller-Tischler, Head of Department, District Office of Berlin-Mitte, Department of Further Education, Culture, Environment, Nature, Streets and Green Areas,Sabine Weißler

Text by
Stefan Aue, Sandra Bartoli, Ellen Blumenstein, Claudia Bosse, Hanna Engelmeier, Evelyn Gregel, Nele Güntheroth, Sebastian Häger, Julia Heunemann, Anne Hölck, Sacha Kagan, Alexander Koch, Marie-Christin Lender, Constanze von Marlin, Christina Katharina May, Natascha Meuser, Ute Müller-Tischler, Jessica Páez, Nadia Pilchowski, Christoph Rauhut, Sarah Sander, Nandita Vasanta, Christopher Weickenmeier, Hanns Lennart Wiesner, Sven Wirth, Imke Woelk
Design by
Viktor Schmidt, Berlin
Opening of the former Berliner Bärenzwinger as space for site-specific contemporary art