Botschaft eines Liebhabers

S-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, Berlin, 2019

In 2019 urKultur was commissioned by DB Station&Service to develop a concept for a space in Bahnhof Friedrichstraße referred to as Exit Friedrichstraße. Since the space includes two walls that cannot be seen simultaneously, the concept we developed was to invite a dialogue between the two spaces - either between two artists or between two works. Each commission is temporary. The first commissioned work was by Berlin-based art collective Slavs&Tatars. Known for their love of word-plays and aphorisms, the artists used ready-made tiles to spell out a dictum by the German philosopher Johann Georg Hamann across the two sites: “Für die Langweile des Publikums von einem Liebhaber der langen Weile” (“For the boredom of the public, from a lover of boredom”)


Site-specific commission


DB Station&Service AG

Collaborator / Artist



Curator, Commissioner


Berliner Morgenpost


Jörg Gläscher