Kulturbüro Elisabeth Berlin
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Open Church + The Cast Whale Project by Gil Shachar

Thursday, 22. April 2021 bis Sonntag, 02. Mai 2021

daily 11am-8 pm

St. Elisabeth
Foto: Kultur Büro Elisabeth
St. Elisabeth-Kirche will be open to everyone as a place of inner reflection - daily from 11am-8pm starting 4/22. During the time of the Open Church of St. Elisabeth, the whale installation by Gil Shachar (The Cast Whale Project by Gil Shachar) will be on display.
Only up to 50 people are allowed to be in the St. Elisabeth-Kirche at the same time, in consideration of the current hygiene concept and measures (AHA rules).
 
The Cast Whale Project by Gil Shachar:
After years of negotiations with the South African Department of Environmental Protection and technical preparations, Gil Shachar and his on-call local team were able to cast a stranded dead humpback whale on the coast in the summer of 2018. The sculpture was completed in Cape Town in spring 2019.
The life-size sculpture (length 14 m) made its first major appearance in the summer of 2020 at the Kunstmuseum Bochum. For the Berlin Gallery 2021 Weekend, it will be on view - organized by his Berlin gallery Semjon Contemporary - at the Schinkelkirche St. Elisabeth. As a place of considerable historical significance, carrying the memory of traumatic but also hopeful events, the Schinkel building is the appropriate venue for the presentation of the impressive "Cast Whale Project."
 
Whale sculpture, video, drawings and an edition to the exhibition
by Gil Shachar + Semjon Contemporary
 
Organizer: Semjon Contemporary
The project was made possible by private funding and through a crowdfunding campaign. The exhibition in Berlin is funded by private sponsors.
 
Photo: Kultur Büro Elisabeth
 
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