Marko Vuokola in Diversity United at Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin

Marko Vuokola takes part in Diversity United, a contemporary, transnational art exhibition taking place at Flughafen Tempelhof in Berlin between 9 June – 19 September 2021. At the old airport hangar Vuokola presents his work The Seventh Wave – Flora (Sharpen).

The works of around 90 established and emerging artists from 34 countries, including Olafur Eliasson, Aslan Goisum, Mona Hatoum, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alicja Kwade, Roman Ondak, Wolfgang Tillmans and Erwin Wurm, reflect the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe ́s contemporary art scene. Diversity United sheds light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. The exhibition reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world, underlining the value of cross-cultural conversation.

Europe thrives because of its artistic and cultural diversity. It is the artists who show us how to overcome existing borders in order to explore common ground. In a particularly striking manner, the exhibition ‘Diversity United’ encourages us to think about these things”, Hermann Parzinger, President of the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage says.

Image: Marko Vuokola, The Seventh Wave – Flora (Sharpen) in Diversity United, Flughafen Tempelhof Berlin | Photo: Silke Briel / © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn