Episode 7:

Emotional Blackmail
Billboard Propaganda with Larissa Fassler

02 Nov–12 Nov 2018
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

2017, the real estate firm Pandion acquired sizable plots of land near Moritzplatz. The high-end development marks a tipping point that will arguably redefine the neighborhood’s identity. Large-scale displacement, in this case, would be a matter of time. Numerous cultural institutions, including KW, engaged in a temporary cultural usage of Pandion’s new venues. Happily, the collaboration sparked an appetite within the institution to take responsibility for its artistic footprint. “Emotional Blackmail” (2018), the billboards and street posters by artist Larissa Fassler, are part of a series of research and artist commissions that have since come to bear … The Moritzplatz billboards were on display on the corner of Prinzenstraße November 2-12.