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To those born later

Chris Dietzel

28 June 2024 19:00–21:30 29 June 2024 11:00–20:00 30 June 2024 10:00–19:00
The installation/sculpture "An die Nachgeborenen" can be seen in Chris Dietzel's studio. The title is a reference to Berthold Brecht's poem: "To those born after." (1934-1938) Even if Brecht is referring to the time in Nazi Germany, it is generally about how we humans treat each other and when we raise our voices against injustice and breaking the silence. The silence of poverty and loneliness, the silence of illness or exclusion. The sculpture confronts us with all these aspects that we often want to keep away from. The work deals primarily with the issue of increasing homelessness in cities. The cityscape is filled with people living on the streets, sleeping on sidewalks in the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a silence in two senses. On the one hand, our silence, the gaze that only briefly touches the people on the ground. No exchange, silence between us, the image is familiar. On the other hand, the people radiate a different kind of silence through their apparent slowness and lack of activity. The hustle and bustle of the people who are "functioning" is strangely interrupted by people without shelter.


Chris Dietzel

1980 Born in Bad Salzungen
Freelance artist since 2015
since 2019 member of BBK e.V. & VG - Bildkunst
2010 - 2015 Studied graphic design at HTW Berlin
2001 - 2009 Studied sociology, educational science & ethnology

2021 Working scholarship - Stiftung Kulturwerk of the VG Bildkunst
2019 shortlist: Art Prize Psyche, Art & Health | Stiftung Kleine Kunstdialog Ost/West | Bochum
2017 1st Prize of the exhibition Kommunikation | Update Gallery | Bonn

The themes addressed in my work are: the right to freedom and dignity for all living beings. My motivation is that I want to create works that have such a transformative power that they move, change or heal people.


Weichselstrasse 34
ZBK Berlin
12045 Berlin

Atelier Chris Dietzel