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Ghierra Intendente in Berlin

Exhibition of Uruguay urban project about development of the city at Instituto Cervantes Berlin

August 08th, 2016
Vojtech Jirasek, News from Berlin

The exhibition of Ghierra Intendente is currently taking place at Instituto Cervantes in Berlin. The exhibition discusses urban development of a city from an artistic and designing point of view.

The exhibition Ghierra Intendente in Berlin is the result of the work of a large multidisciplinary team led by Alfredo Ghierra. It is an art performance of fictional 2015 candidates for the post of mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay, whose cabinet consisted mostly of artists, industrial designers and architects.

The goal is to create a new agenda for the city and to influence the actual candidates for the post of mayor. A huge number of citizens have been influenced by the project and have started to think more critically about the urban issues of the city and the possibilities to change. The use of combination of social networks and other media contributed to the creation of the project. Its results, and the great favor of the people, have stressed the importance on the art and design of a city, not its political flag.

The exhibition is created in the context of 160th anniversary of friendly relations between Uruguay and Germany. It started on July 18, 2016 and ends on September 16, 2016.

The exhibition takes place at Instituto Cervantes, in Rosenstr. 18-19 10178, Berlin. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 6pm and on Fridays from 12 pm to 3 pm. Registration is needed in advance at or 030 257 618 16.


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