30.11.2019 – 01.03.2020

Navigating Berlin: Perspectives on Cartography I-III

Curated by Lisa Gordon

A never-before-seen collection of historical Berlin maps are presented alongside contemporary art intervention. The 3-part exhibition series examines the city through its cartographic representation, focusing on the maps’ historical narratives, aesthetic depictions and the socio-political dimensions they illustrate or even influence.

Can the map be seen as a useful index to hidden histories?
Do we use the map as more than just a navigational tool?
Is the map ever really an accurate representation of place or simply an interpretation?

The private collection of Berlin city maps belongs to Michael Müller and contains examples dating from 1700s to the present day.
Six contemporary artists will engage with the specific themes of each exhibition, creating exciting new dialogues with the maps on display.
An events programme will accompany the series, including tours, interviews and symposia. More details to follow.

Exhibition Programme:

Snapshots & Transitions
Opening: 30.11.2019, 07.00pm
Running time: 01.12.2019 – 05.01.2020, Tuesday – Saturday, 01.30pm – 06.30pm.

Design & Cognition
Opening: 10.01.2020, 07.00pm
Running time: 11.01.2020 – 02.02.2020, Tuesday – Saturday, 01.30pm – 06.30pm.

Representation & Absence
Opening: 07.02.2020, 07.00pm
Running time: 08.02.2020 – 01.03.2020, Tuesday – Saturday, 01.30pm – 06.30pm.

Featuring artwork by: Olaf Kühnemann, Elizabeth McTernan, Simon Faithfull, Birgit Szepanski and Hadas Tapouchi, among others.


30.11.2019 – 01.03.2020


CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
10969 Deutschland