INTERIORS TO BEING takes visitors and invited artists into an intimate encounter within the homes, gardens and streets of Berlin as well as the lives of strangers.
TEENA LANGE was one of seven curators for interiors to being. The focus for her chapter, titled HIDDEN TREASURES, was the rapid gentrification and local diversity of Neukölln. Teena brought together six artists in pairs at the public square in front of Rathaus Neukölln. The space set up to accommodate their various practices and choice of materials. The actions and performances of the artists were witnessed by the audience and passers-by. The challenge for the artists was to negotiate between collaboration, cooperation, and participation––among one another, public space, and the general public. This means that in their complex subtleties even not-knowing and non-production can bring new perspectives to conditioned responses and the presentations themselves.
Teena Lange is Performance Art Curator, Researcher & Artistic Director of Grüntaler9—a space towards the performative. She is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of APAB – Association for Performance Art Berlin, and has been a member of the Berlin Arts Council (Rat für die Künste) since 2016.