an installation by Andrea Pichl
A long-term Prenzlauer Berg resident who has observed many changes, Andrea Pichl likes to undo the ideologies imbedded into the modular constructions of modernist housing projects. She observes materials, their decay and transformation, their different usages, and restages variations on these major social projects. Her window intervention for Die Balkone was inspired by shutters remaining closed for many years in the GDR era, evoked the phantom layers still lingering in the memory of remaining buildings from those days.
For Andrea Pichl, who was born in the German Democratic Republic and grew up in East Berlin, architectural designs and urban spatial constellations of classical and postwar modernism are the points of reference. Her works have been shown in institutions including the Museum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Landesmuseum Brandenburg; Galerie KOW, Berlin; Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle/Saale; Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, IMMA; Irish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin; and the M HKA, Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerp.