The Fridericianum’s Interventions series invites artists to develop site-specific works that activate, accentuate, or transform previously unused spaces and visitor transit areas of the museum beyond the regular exhibition spaces. These site-specific works that, to date, include wall paintings, outdoor sculptures, and sound installations, remain on display for an extended period of time, with some becoming permanent features of the building.
The Fridericianum presents MIMIKRY by Kerstin Brätsch, the latest work in its series of artist interventions. The complex, expansive installation, developed especially for the building’s rotunda and comprising wallpaper, window curtains, translucent room dividers, and sculptural tables, forms the café’s new surroundings.
From April 3 to September 5, 2021, a sound work by Lutz Bacher could be heard in the basement of the Fridericianum.
Titled Top down / Bottom up, these two lacquered aluminum sculptures were created especially for this location by the artist Alexandra Bircken, who was born in Cologne in 1967 and now lives in Berlin.
Karl Holmqvist, born in Västerås, Sweden, in 1964, realized the site-specific artwork Existential Staircase / Existenzielles Treppenhaus processual in the building’s stairway.