New Commission to open at E-WERK Luckenwalde
FAD Magazine


Mark Westwill

E-WERK Luckenwalde has announced its first project of 2021, in the third year of programming at the world’s first arts institution powered by 100% CO2 neutral energy Kunststrom. E-WERK will open in March with a new commission and exhibition by Berlin-based artists Peles Empire, a collaboration between artists Katharina Stöver and Barbara Wolf. The interdisciplinary body of work, inspired by the building’s history and its recent transition, opens on 13th March 2021.

Peles Empire have created new work for both the building’s flagpoles and E-WERK’s 360m2 Turbine Hall. The exhibition will be on show until 23rd April 2021. The flagpole commission will remain on E-WERK’s flag poles until the end of December 2021.

The artists were invited to produce work in response to the building’s historic agpoles at the entrance of E-WERK Luckenwalde. E-WERK’s Flag Commission is an annual commissioning opportunity for an artist or collective to create an outdoor installation inspired by and for display on the three historic ag poles, which stand at the building’s impressive entrance that heralded the building when it functioned as a coal power station.