Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho 陰府 (Shady Mansion) (en)


Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho
陰府 (Shady Mansion)
14 Sept–28 Oct 2018

陰府 (Shady Mansion) is a Chinese term for hell. For their exhibition of that title at the Kunstverein, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho construct a subterranean park for an unlivable future. Their DIY rendition is based on The Lowline, a proposed project that would make spectacular use of solar technology in order to funnel sunlight underground to support plant life. It has been proposed to be built in New York’s Lower East Side, a neighbourhood that is currently undergoing drastic gentrification.

Lien & Camacho’s installation, which transforms the entire exhibition space, entwines heterogeneous cultural references and posits sustainability and development as competing claims on an imagined future. A scenario is sketched in which the progressive marketization of social spaces extends into the afterlife. In transferring the underground park from New York City to Freiburg, Lien & Camacho ask how these ideas might discourse with the desires of the ‘Green City’ Freiburg. The exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg is their first institutional solo show in Germany.

Exhibition handout

An edition has been released as part of the exhibition, available exclusively  to Kunstverein Freiburg members.

The exhibition is supported by:


Fri, 14 Sep 2018, 7 pm
Opening Night with
Introduction by Heinrich Dietz

Sat, 15 Sep 2018, 2 pm
Artist Talk with Harry Burke, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho

Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 7 pm
Curator’s Tour with Heinrich Dietz

Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 6 pm
Right to the City
Symposium with Bertold Albrecht, Heinrich Dietz, Jürgen Reuß, Stefan Rost, Frauke Stablo, Klaus Theweleit and Tomas Wald

Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 2–4 pm
Children’s Workshop
(registration required)

Thu, 18 Oct 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour with Ann-Kathrin Harr