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    2021 Global Gallery – König Gallery, Worldwide, OOHD. Curated by Johann König & Anika Meier.

    Porsche and König have joined forces to give young artists a stage and make digital art accessible. According to the German Museums Association, five per- cent of people visit museums, but there are no reliable visitor numbers for NFT marketplaces yet. However, we all walk through cities and subway stations full of screens seen by millions each day. Over eight weeks, Porsche × König turned some of the biggest screens into Global Gallery digital exhibition spaces: New York’s Times Square, Madrid’s Callao Square, Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, Seoul’s K-Pop Square, and the “Berlin Times Square,” the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz. A commuter getting off of a Berlin subway will walk directly into the GLOBAL GALLERY, e.g. at Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz, Zoologischer Garten, Ku’damm, or Potsdamer Platz.

    For weeks, videos by the eleven artists have been edited for the screens in the five different cities, animations have been created, video portraits shot, interviews conducted, and photos taken. On October 9th, at midnight German time, the Global Gallery went live for an hour on what is probably the world’s most famous screen: Times Square. While Johann König joined via an Instagram livestream, artists Jon Burgerman, John Yuyi and Nicole Ruggiero were on site, excited, nervous and in disbelief about their art being exhibited at one of the world’s most iconic places. Even livestream users could feel the pumped atmosphere.

    Ferry Porsche once said: “Those lucky enough to build a business out of a dream owe it to the world to be the caretakers of dreams.” Ever since then, Porsche has been working relentlessly to realize dreams.

    Artists involved: Andy Picci, Auriea Harvey, Banz & Bowinkel, Ben Elliot, John Yuyi, Jon Burgerman, Jonas Lund, kennedy+swan, Manuel Rossner, Nicole Ruggiero, Junuwana.

    Funded by: Porsche.
    Text: Anika Meier, 2021

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