When entering the Cathedral, visitors are drawn into a world of art. Berlin Cathedral is a work of art in itself, given its historical and architectural significance. The chancel, the dome and the religious imagery impress onlookers with their splendour and sheer scale. For many years the Cathedral has played host to numerous, well-renowned exhibitions and spatial interventions for old and new art alike. New perspectives are forged, creating impetus to drive forward the age-old discussion regarding the relationship between religion and art, art and church. This discourse is characterised today by a search for faith references in contemporary art.
The mission pursued by the Parish Art Group in the Cathedral is to establish a forum for dialogue with and about art in our parish. We visit exhibitions together and organise events during which we grapple with artistic considerations and ideas in the context of the Christian faith. Volunteers working in the Parish Group also provide support to the full-time team in place at Berlin Cathedral when implementing artistic projects. The Parish Group can act as a discussion forum and provider of impetus for future projects.