Rendez vous

Hannover Central Station, 2023

The Lister Miele Tunnel is one of Hannover’s most central and until recently least appealing thoroughfares. Now it has been transformed into a pop-up gallery. urKultur was invited to advise Deutsche Bahn Station & Service and the City of Hannover on a set of measures to improve the tunnel. As a result the tunnel was given a small makeover, the original vitrines have been repaired and activated as a new platform for art in the city. The pop-up space has been inaugurated with two especially commissioned sets of artworks by Christoph Niemann. “Rendezvous I” tells the humorous story of a white circle which in each picture transforms itself - from tennis ball to egg to a though bubble to a rock, thereby displaying Niemann’s humour and talent for abstraction. “Rendezvous II” is the  story of two mirrored solitary characters experiencing a series of events which eventually leads to them to a heart-warming reunion in the middle.

Type

Site-specific commission

Client

DB Station & Service AG

Collaborator / Artist

Christoph Niemann

Role

Curator, Commissioner

Press

Nordwest Zeitung
Antenne Niedersachsen
Lok Report
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Photos

DB AG / Jet-Foto, Ralf Kranert