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27.07. - 06.08.2023
I ALWAYS HOLD A KEY IN MY HAND by Evelina Reiter und Julie Legouez at Culterim | Gesundbrunnen | Rossmann


27 July - 06 August , 2023, Culterim | Rossmann

Opening: July 27, 2023, 5 p.m. 

A study by the German Federal Criminal Police Office found, "Particularly when using public

transportation, it is clear how unsafe women feel at night: The proportion of women who feel

unsafe using public transportation at night exceeds the proportion who feel safe (66.7% vs.

33.3%)."1 Women*

2 are often left alone with the question of safety, especially in big cities like


The exhibition I ALWAYS HOLD A KEY IN MY HAND by Evelina Reiter and Julie Legouez explores this

issue. The two artists create works especially, for the 550 sqm empty Rossmann-store, that make

the viewers aware of the dangers women* are confronted with in public space.

Reiter shows large-scale paintings set in various urban settings that focus on insecurity and how to

overcome it. Legouez, on the other hand, presents an installation that subtly highlights fears and

their effect on women* in urban spaces.

But not only issues are presented, solutions and responses to how women* can be safer in the city

are worked out within the exhibition. The exhibition's program starts with a concert of the band

CAVA. The garage duo from Berlin convinces with feminist lyrics and their terrific live performance.

Furthermore, the exhibition offers a self-defense course by Bärbel Düsing especially for women*.

Here, participants* can learn how to defend themselves in emergency situations and thus

empower themselves even more.

On the last day, there will be a panel talk where experts from different fields will present their

ideas and visitors are invited to ask questions and contribute ideas.

Combining art, a concert, a self-defense workshop, and a panel discussion, I ALWAYS HOLD A KEY

IN MY HAND offers a comprehensive program that can help women* become more confident and

safe in urban spaces.

Opening hours:

Thu + Fri: 17:00 - 21:00

Sat + Sun: 14:00 - 19:00

Mon + Wed: by appointment 


27 July - 17:00 - opening 

28 July - 20:00 - Concert "CAVA 

30 July - 14:00 - Selfdefense Workshop for women* by Bärbel Düsing


06 August - 16:00 - Panel Talk - on women's* safety in public 


Culterim | Gesundbrunnen | Rossmann

Brunnenstraße 107, 13355 Berlin

Near S+U station Gesundbrunnen

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