Peninsula is a non-profit association founded in 2014 by a group of mostly Italian artists, curators, musicians, art critics and designers who settled in the German capital during the past decade.
Peninsula is an interdisciplinary platform that presents exhibitions and projects in collaboration with Berlin’s international art scene. It is a meeting place and a multidisciplinary area of expression for all those who are interested in culture. It aims at creating a fertile ground for dialogue and confrontation on the contemporary moment while promoting one of the most interesting aspects of this cultural panorama: a cosmos in which the artistic realities of different countries around the world merge and expand.
Peninsula takes its cue from the concept of Third Culture as a Third Space – an idea of culture constantly reconstituting and rewriting itself beyond geopolitical boundaries. It is an open territory in which communities of intentions and ideas are shared, in dedication to Jean-Luc Nancy’s “Being Singular Plural” as metaphor of a social and intercultural encounter and exchange; an interstitial way of life towards being citizens of the world, which takes its momentum from Peninsula’s members shared experience of Berlin. This city provides the perfect setting to create this Third Space. It is a city rich in social and cultural exchanges, where different nationalities and identities co-exist.
This space is not separate from the world. It is not an island, but a peninsula. It is an outcrop, a space within a space, still attached to the mainland, but able to stretch towards new horizons. We have the freedom to invent and imagine, and build fluid links between other cultures. At the beginning of the new millennium, the concept of artists as global nomads between art and nations, has even greater relevance and application. Peninsula lies at the forefront of this happening.
Antonio Catelani, Loris Cecchini, Eleonora Farina, Bernardo Giorgi, Stefania Migliorati, Nicola Pellegrini, Marco Poloni, Luca Vitone, Jade Vlietstra, Alexandra Wolframm
Ilaria Biotti, Cristiano Cesolari, Eleonora Farina, Maruska Mazza, Emilio Rapanà