Special Guest Vernissage | The Solar Panel Art Series: Transition Edition

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Hotel de Rome

Behrenstraße 37

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This is a private first viewing of The Solar Panel Art Series: Transition Edition. As part of the art series, "Transition" is an edition of eight exclusive solar panel artworks created on used solar panels, at Hotel de Rome, Berlin. The works have been selected by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer, with auction proceeds going to support Little Sun Foundation provide school children and teachers, living off the energy grid in Rwanda, with clean and reliable light.


Featured artists

Jiri Georg Dokoupil | Stefan Marx | Danni Pantel | Random International | Oskar Rink | Fiete Stolte | Karl-Luis Vossbeck


*This project is under the patronage of Bundesministerium of Wirtschaft und Energie, and an official event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD)


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Viessmann | Arts and Nature Social Club | Circle Culture Gallery | DWR-Eco | Duve Gallery | Hotel De Rome | Paddle8 | Little Sun | Tech Open Air


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We find ourselves in a period of transition: Although we now know in many fields quite well what needs to be done and changed for a sustainable and climate-friendly future, the changes are not moving fast enough. That‘s why we need to focus more intensely on setting the right course for a successful transition. The Transition edition features 8 commissioned artworks that employ used solar panels as an artistic medium. The works will be exhibited at La Banca restaurant and bar of Hotel de Rome Berlin and subsequently auctioned off with Paddle8 with proceeds going to Little Sun’s “Solar Kids School Program” to provide clear, safe and sustainable light to school children and their teachers in Rwanda.

Little Sun is a project by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. Their premium solar products and the social business model benefit communities without electricity and bring the power of the sun to everyone. “Solar Kids School Program” is a humanitarian project that provides clear, safe and sustainable light in the form of solar lamps to circa 2,000 school children and their teachers in Rwanda. These kids live beyond the energy grid and rely on dangerous, polluting and expensive kerosene or candles for their lighting.



"An artwork is never just the object; it is also the experience and its contextual impact, how it is used and enjoyed, and how it raises questions and changes ways of thinking and living. The Solar Panel Art Series does exactly that, and it is a great example of how to open up the discussion about renewable energy and the un-equal distribution of energy today. In addition, they not only make us think, but also act. The Solar Panel Art Series decided to donate a part of their proceeds to the Little Sun Foundation, in order to bring light and study time to children in rural Rwanda and we are very grateful for this. Collectively, we can work towards global togetherness and a better future, including energy access for all.

– Olafur Eliasson



*Invitation artwork by Dokoupil

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