City Passage

Foto: Thomas Bo Nilsson & Julian Eicke

New City Passage: Thomas Bo Nilsson & Julian Eicke

  • 23/08 - 02/09
  • 1City Passage
  • 3pm - 9pm
  • Free entry

A lost promise from the past. Hidden in dead, gutted housing blocks. A useless wasteland. Taken over by pigeons and rats – The CITY PASSAGE. Ten international artists will re-open the City Passage as space for the arts and transform it into the pulsing heart of the Wiesbaden Biennale 2018. Thomas Bo Nilsson is architect, producer and installation artist. Together with the stage designer Julian Eicke, he will contribute a new work for the exhibition parcours in the City Passage. Follow your curiosity, look out for the entrance and discover unforeseen life behind the facades of a long-forgotten history. Let yourself be whisked away to locked-away worlds, poetic ruins and dancing destruction. Nothing is certain, some things are hard to find, a wasteland is waiting to be explored!

But if you’re too shy to enter, there is a digital rabbit-hole inside the Nassauische Kunstverein that will take you into the secret worlds of the City Passage. Every day from 11 am to 6 pm, there will be a direct communication channel to its dark backrooms. Anyone who makes contact can receive an access code that will open the doors otherwise locked to the public. Welcome to the dark side! Pssst: And for anyone who doesn’t want to leave the house at all, there’s also digital access via the Biennale website!

Recommended for over-16s