Berlin, September 26-28, 2014

dotLand is the title of the first exhibition organised by Peninsula.
It is a virtual place, located online, but also a land, a soil, a country, an actual territory where people meet.

The artists of Peninsula have invited other artists from around the world to put together an exhibition, which mirrors the relationship between Berlin and the greater cultural map which it contains.

dotLand is therefore the ideal place of encounter for every type of discipline.
It can be seen as an index of different languages, in which the variety of forms and styles underline the relationship, and necessary existence of that which is other.

The first cosmopolitan was Diogenes, when he asserted that he was a citizen of the world. In the 1950’s, over two millennia later, American sociologist and anthropologist Ruth Hill Useem coined the term ‘Third culture kids’ to define children who were raised in a culture different from their parents’. In the 90’s, this phrase was developed into the ‘Third Space’ theory by Homi K. Bhabha, which puts forward the hybrid nature of the individual.

Peter Weibel in Beyond Art: A Third Culture talks of the great contribution made by Austrian and Hungarian artists and scientists during the XXth Century. These two interweaving cultures have produced a new methodological approach in the relationship of art and science. Weibel saw culture as a dynamic system to produce understanding across geographical, political and ethical boundaries.

It captures the true essence of culture – to generate understanding.

A goup show including:
Øystein Aasan invited by Antonio Catelani, Saâdane Afif invited by Luca Vitone, Keren Cytter invited by Eleonora Farina, John Duncan invited by Flatform, Elbee Bad invited by Luigi De Simone, Thomas Eller invited by Bruno Di Lecce, Petra Feriancova invited by Federico Pietrella, Carlos Garaicoa invited by Loris Cecchini, Elena Gavrisch invited by Alexandra Wolframm, Jeroen Jacobs invited by Riccardo Previdi, Chelsea Knight invited by Marco Poloni, H.H. Lim invited by Alessia Pastore, Alex Martinis Roe invited by Elena Agudio, Maria Mitsopoulou invited by Rebecca Agnes, Marco Montiel-Soto invited by Paolo Bottarelli, Kazuki Nakahara invited by Yvonne Andreini, Olaf Nicolai invited by Bernardo Giorgi, Sigrun Paulsen invited by Lea Julie Mugnaini, David Prytz invited by Mario Iannelli, Adam Raymont invited by Patrick Tuttofuoco, Dodi Reifenberg invited by Fiorentino De Martino, Tomás Saraceno invited by Jade Vlietstra, Egill Sæbjörnsson invited Christian Niccoli, Schizm Magazine invited by Mocellin e Pellegrini, Vassiliea Stylianidou invited by Stefania Migliorati, Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton invited by Claudio Gobbi, Ino Varvariti invited by Ilaria Biotti, Oliver Walker invited by Makingthinkshappen, Sara Wallgren invited by Martina della Valle.

Peninsula’s first event will take place at A SPACE thanks to the support and hospitality of Natulis Group AG and the media partner Berlin Quarterly. The event is under the patronage of the Berlin Italian Culture Institute.

Location: A SPACE: Kremmener Straße 9-11 / Wolliner Straße 18-19, 10435 Berlin-Mitte