Summer exhibition in Kirchmöser
If you're planning a trip to Brandenburg this summer and want to explore contemporary art in extraordinary historical buildings, you shouldn't miss the summer exhibition "Am Seegarten."
From July to September, nine Berlin galleries and silent green in Kirchmöser, an hour west of Berlin, will be showing selected positions from their programme as part of the summer exhibition "Am Seegarten". The exhibition occupies the former administration building of a gunpowder factory as well as the associated old theatre, directly on the shore of Lake Plauer. In the approximately 60 rooms and a large hall, they present an extensive programme of installations, sculptures, videos and paintings by John Bock, Dagie Brundert, Lea Draeger, Friederike Feldmann, David Horvitz, Bjørn Melhus, John Miller, Navid Nuur, Karin Sander, Jan St. Werner and Franz West, among others.
Once you step out of the train in the Brandenburg village, it takes about ten minutes until the first impressive brick buildings of Kirchmöser come into view. Starting in 1915, around 400 factory buildings were constructed on the peninsula, forming a single powder factory surrounded by nature and water. Some of these buildings, which have been vacant for decades, are now being revived, including the formerly prestigious rooms of the main administration building, famously featured as a hospital location in Christian Petzold's film "Barbara," and the theater with the so-called Klubhaus der Eisenbahner.
Sa+Sun, 12 am – 6 pm
Opening weekend: 1.+2.7., 12 am – 6 pm
Am Seegarten 1+2
14774 Brandenburg an der Havel
By train, approximately 60 minutes
From Berlin-Charlottenburg station, take the Regional Express 1 (RE1) towards Magdeburg. Trains depart hourly from 11:13 am, with a travel time of 45 minutes to Kirchmöser station. From there, transfer to bus E/525, which will take you to the Kirchmöser West station located right in front of Seegarten 1+2.
At Kirchmöser station, you can also find rental bicycles with combination locks available. We will gladly provide the lock codes upon registration (contact(at)seegarten.art / 030 4606 5821).
By car, approximately 75 minutes
Take the A115 and A2 highways, and exit at Wollin. Continue through the towns of Grüningen, Wenzlow, and Mahlenzien, and then follow Bahnhofstraße in Kirchmöser. At the Gleisdreieck and Unter den Platanen, you'll reach Seegarten.