We thank the participants and visitors of 2016 and look forward to the next 48 Stunden Neukölln from June 23rd to June 25th 2017.
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Our Mission Statement
48 Stunden Neukölln is a forum for projects in all conceivable artistic disciplines found in the art scene in Berlin. The festival both presents and supports art, thereby contributing to discussions of ideas effecting society at large while also reflecting said society. All segments of the local population get involved, regardless of age, ethnic background or social standing. Art here is something more than what's on view in galleries and museums during 48 Stunden. The festival brings not only a variety of disciplines, but also people together, as they view art which relays important ideas. This manifests itself in discursive, participatory and interdisciplinary projects, which are a festival priority. At the same though, there is also a focus on art for art's sake – including the conditions under which art is made, techniques used as well as the social function that art can serve. The festival endeavours to explore all potential forms of contemporary artistic expression, including ways of dealing with political issues in the arts.
The Festivaltheme 2017 is "Shadows". Shadows follow us in real life but also metaphorically everywhere we go. Idioms such as "where there is shadow there must be light", "coming events cast their shadows before" or "to cast a shadow over (something)" are omnipresent. A detailed description of the annual theme and leeway for interpretation can be found here...
48 Stunden Neukölln also includes a Festival of Young Arts. Children, young people and families can marvel at art projects including not just paintings, but sculptures, theatre plays and films made either by young people or artists. Many of the activities taking place in this framework are also participatory, such as workshops and adventurous excursions. 48 Stunden Neukölln invites all institutions, youthclubs and artists to show the variety of artistic work with young people.