Contemporary Art - Science - Urbanism - Digital Culture

An art and research project by Stefanie Bürkle.

Opening houers: Fr / Sa / Sun / 02:00pm – 07:00pm.

Current infection control regulations require limited access to the exhibition and events. To ensure a safe and healthy environment, you are requested to book your visit in advance. Please note that you can only visit the exhibition with proof of a daily negative corona test from an official testing site. Wearing a mask is mandatory.

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MigraTouriSpace is an artistic exploration of travel as an approach to the phenomena of migration and tourism. It deals with the traveling of images, people and spaces. Spatial migration refers to migration in which spaces also migrate with people. Tourism no longer means vacation as a state of exception, but the tourist gaze that, taken home, has long since shaped what is called everyday life.

The art and research project MigraTouriSpace examines the overlaps between migration and tourism. “Migration proceeds in a similarly global way as tourism and in part even conditions each other,” says Stefanie Bürkle. After all, “changes in urban space, influenced or even caused by migration, attract tourists.”

In a multi-channel video installation, visitors will immerse themselves in spaces of which they can no longer tell where they are. Is it Korea, Germany or Vietnam? Interviews with migrants and tourists will provide insight into individual life stories and make expectations and motives of migrant and tourist movement visible. The exhibition visualizes a changing notion of being in the world, discusses conventional perceptions of tourism and migration, and poses essential questions about one’s own view of the supposedly foreign.

In times of a pandemic, traveling is hardly possible anymore. Also for this reason MigraTouriSpace comes exactly at the right time. The windows of the CLB will be completely covered with translucent photographs creating a playful dialogue between inside and outside, between the supposedly familiar and the foreign next door. If one enters the exhibition space as a passerby, one becomes a traveler oneself in a video landscape of German houses in Korea and the Vietnamese Berlin.

CATALOGUE: The exhibition is accompanied by a book with texts on the project and on researching with art.

GUIDED TOURS: Every Sunday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (German) and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (English) project members will guide visitors through the exhibition.

ARTIST TALK: Stefanie Bürkle and Svenja von Reichenbach, Director of Palais Populaire, will talk about art and research.

Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Different positions from the fields of art, culture and science will meet to talk about the topic of traveling of people and images: Stefanie Bürkle, Martina Löw, Professor of Architectural Sociology, TU Berlin, Britta Schmitz, curator, former chief scientist of the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin

Friday, April 23, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

LIVE-STREAM: As part of the conference ‘Video-Space-Methods’ the exhibition team will give an insight into artistic research methods.

Friday, April 30, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Curator: Stefanie Bürkle, TU Berlin
Artistic assistance & project coordination: Janin Walter
Scientific team: Ilkin Akpinar, Tae Woon Hur, Aaron Lang, Gabriel Banks, Berit Hummel

Arts, Science & Culture


Fr / Sa / So
14:00 – 19:00 Uhr


19.30 – 21.30 Uhr
Unterschiedliche Positionen aus Kunst, Kultur und Wissenschaft treffen aufeinander, um über das Thema des Reisens von Menschen und Bildern zu sprechen: Stefanie Bürkle, Martina Löw, Professorin für Architektursoziologie, TU Berlin, und Britta Schmitz, leitende Kuratorin a.D., Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

Artist Talk

19.00 – 20.30 Uhr
Stefanie Bürkle und Dominik Müller, Kunstjournalist, freier Redakteur und Übersetzer, sprechen über Kunst und Forschung.

Live Stream

18.00 – 18.30 Uhr
Aus der Ausstellung gibt das Team im Rahmen der Konferenz ‚Video-Space-Methods‘ einen Einblick in die künstlerischen Forschungsmethoden.


Jeweils sonntags 15.00 – 16.00 Uhr (deutsch) und 16.00 –17.00 Uhr (englisch) führen Mitarbeiter:innen des Projekts durch die Ausstellung.