Vanishing Berlin – Revisited #2

A photography project documenting Berlin's changing urban landscape

Words By Erika Clugston

Date: 08.09.17 – 22.09.17
Venue: Former Pudel-Salon in Schöneberg
Opening: 08.09.17 at 18:30

Alexander Steffen’s photographic series, Vanishing Berlin documents the ever-changing urban landscape of Berlin. We spoke with the artist about his fascination with derelict buildings and the ongoing shifts taking place in the city.

In his latest exhibition, Vanishing Berlin – Revisited #2, the artist’s work will be shown in the former Pudel-Salon in Schöneberg. Yes, you thought right – a salon for poodles. The shop opened in 1968 and was open to care for all breeds, not just the poodles. It’s been closed since 2008, but it’s distinctive sign has become a landmark of the neighbourhood. As an exhibition venue, the Pudel-Salon is representative of the fleeting buildings that give Berlin its charm and character before vanishing with time. It’s an example of the Kiez-culture and small-town charm that makes Berlin unique. With the exhibition of Vanishing Berlin, poodle salons everywhere are given new life. Don’t miss the opening on September 8th.

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