The Info Point

You will find an info point in the Passage, Karl-Marx-Strasse 131.


Friday: 18-22h

Saturday: 13-18h

Sunday: 12-18h


Central exhibition "O"

48 Stunden Neukölln is a guest at KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art and shows 18 artistic positions in the Kesselhaus. The central exhibition offers a good introduction to the festival and holds a differentiated examination of the theme "air" in a wide variety of media and art genres.

In 2021, the central exhibition of the festival will take place phygital for the first time. Between the physical venue, KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, and its digital extension in, the exhibition "O" will present different aspects of the selected artworks. Online, "O" creates a space where the audience can meet the artists*, experience new facets of the artworks, and participate in tours guided by avatars - all 100% Covid-19 safe.

Digital exhibition on gather


In the decentralized exhibition series ART SPACE LAB, six curatorial projects are on view this year. The group exhibitions are each located in a Neukölln art venue and underline the decentralized character of the festival. At in Richardstraße, you can expect a showcase exhibition on, among other things, the traces of the past that are always present in the present. The Kunstverein Neukölln brings together three Berlin artists who work in sculptural installations. In the Kulturscheune Rixdorf, visitors can get advice on the latest trends in air investment. The exhibition PRACHTAYAMA at Prachtsaal Studio stimulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system with a variety of media. Listening is an embodied practice and is explored at Top e.V. in Schillerpromenade at the exhibition Listening to listening. And at Zönotéka, a showcase exhibition awaits you on the cross-section of artistic interpretations and pseudo-scientific scenographies on paleontological epochs.



Four installations from our SIGNALS project series draw attention to the 48 HOURS OF NEW COLOGNE in public space. For his installation Aushang, Daniel Hölzl recreates the exact volume of a living space in Schillerpromenade out of parachute silk and hangs the inflated spatial body from the outside on the facade. A complementary sound work by Jonas Höschl deals with physical and social space and locates Aushang in the concrete environment of Neukölln.  Lars Wunderlich designs a firewall on Herrnhuter Weg for The Sky Over There: a QR code allows access to weather cameras showing the sky over Chennai, India.  In the installation parachute(s) by QUO Kollektiv, more than 100 parachutes distributed in the festival area refer via QR codes to artworks in digital space; the installation finds its center on Thomasstraße at the height of Körnerpark. At Richardplatz stands the Arena by Benoit Maubrey, who places an interactive sound sculpture in the public space. Here you can connect to the installation via Bluetooth or call it. 

Online program

A variety of art projects are shown via the digital program on the 48 Stunden Neukölln homepage, which can be viewed as livestreams, augmented reality and virtual 3D exhibitions.


This year we have developed an accompanying 6-part podcast. This is called "Audioart" and is available on all popular podcast platforms. With the podcast you will get exciting insights behind the scenes of the festival. In each episode, two to three artistic positions enter into dialogue to tell you how they dealt with this year's theme of air. Listen in to find out which materials, conceptual ideas and artistic genres are combined in the festival contributions and how the artists' voices and stories sound.

Art mediation

Strolling has always served as mental stimulation and casual physical activation. Strolling through the city, we can find a moment of foresight, chat with each other, let our thoughts wander, or simply walk. It is not uncommon for us to meander and suddenly experience our everyday surroundings in a new way or discover overlooked features. With this year's art mediation offer, we invite you to experience the diversity of the festival contributions and thus also facets of the district in dialogue in various public tours.


Starting with the central exhibition in the KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art's Kesselhaus, the plein-air tours offer an overview of installations in public space (Signals), art in decentralized locations (ArtSpace Labs) and the neighborhood campus on Dammweg. Moderated by our art mediators in German, German sign language or in English, selected aspects of the diverse festival program are illuminated and experienced together in a walk in the fresh air.

Meeting point: side entrance boiler house

Dates: Fri 6:45 p.m., Sat 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m.; Sun 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m.

Duration: 120 minutes

For information about tours in English and DGS, check the website and Facebook/ Instagram. Specific questions about placement can also be sent to


At various locations, our mobile art mediators can talk to you and also help you with practical questions about the festival. They can be recognized by their cotton bags with the festival logo.


Area Kesselhaus/ KINDL Fri 7 - 9 p.m.; Sat 3 - 5 p.m.; Sun 3 - 5 p.m.

Area Passage Fri 19 – 20 Uhr

Area Schillerstr./Fontanestr. Sat 1 – 3 p.m.

Area Thomasstr./Rübelandstr. Sat 4 – 6 p.m.

Area Herrnhuter Weg Sat 7 –9 p.m.

Area Landwehrkanal Sun 1 – 3 p.m.

Area Richardplatz Sun 4 – 6 p.m.