"Lost Words" at Nikolaikirche | Exhibition

The spatial installation "Lost Words" by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is open to the public until the 19th of November. If you have never visited Nikolaikirche, now is definitely the perfect time to to see this former Church and now Stadtmuseum turned into a J.K. Rowling like fantasy.

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Lost Words 

This installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Chiota, commemorates the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation inside Nikolaikirche, one of the key centers of this movement. 

Made from a thick web of black thread and pages of the Bible in various languages, it symbolizes the "global complexity of the Reformation and the message of the bible. The sheets of paper appear to be alive and in motion and are lighted up within the web´s fibers. In it, Chiharu Shiota  also "interweaves the current debate on migration and integration".  

the lost words turn into points of light shining from the darkness of the universe into the present. "
The exhibition, curated by Frizzi Krela and Christhard-Georg Neubert. is open since the 29th of September  and continues to offer a special programe that includes workshops, panel discussions and more. You can check out their full programme here.

About Museum Nikolaikirche

This Stadtmuseum is located in Berlin´s Mitte district close to the Nikolaiviertel, it opens daily from 10AM to 6PM. On the first Wednesday of the month it offers free admission. For updated admission rates you can check out their official website here

Pictures by Arthur Yatsenko, author of  Travels in Germany

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