Britzenale 2021

Posted by SB on August 6th 2021 in Exhibitions

The Berlin Britzenale is an interdisciplinary exhibition project in the middle of an allotment garden in the Neukölln district of Britz. On the site, with 62 plots ranging in size from 200 to 400 square meters, the ‘Britz Biennale’ explores this spatial and social model characteristic to Berlin and opens it to the public for one weekend.

Allotment gardens form a historically grown, culturally, ecologically and socially significant resource in Berlin. Increased environmental awareness, sustainable consumer and dietary behavior, and the ongoing pandemic have made ‘allotment gardens’ and urban gardening highly attractive.

The exhibition project Berlin Britzenale with its changing thematic focuses aims to achieve a conscious opening of the allotment gardens to the general public and to enable dialogue and discourse between art and allotment gardens.

By strolling through the site, the place with its small units opens up in its entirety and allows layers of time, different designs and approaches to be consciously observed, which usually happens only fleetingly, if at all.For the artistic implementation, the artists of the third edition of the Berlin Britzenale are now entering into a dialogue with the tenants and their respective gardens.

 

The participating artists of this year are:

Art Ashram (collective), Marina Camargo, Bogomir Ecker, Erik Göngrich, Vanessa Henn, Deborah Jeromin, Kathrin Köster & Yala Juchmann, André Linpinsel, Pätzug / Hertweck, stay hungry (Michel Aniol, Anaïs Edely, János Fodor & Meike Kuhnert), Matthias Schamp, Sonya Schönberger, Pola Sieverding, Stefania Smolkina, 44flavours (Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle) and Alvaro Urbano.

In addition, the two allotment artists Joachim Schwarz and Klaus Stretzke will exhibit their works.
The banner “Liberté” by Raul Walch will accompany the weekend, as it did at the two previous Britzenale.

 

Opening hours
Friday, 06 August, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, 07 August, 12-7 p.m.
Sunday, 08 August, 12-7 p.m.

 

Britzenale program:

Saturday, 07 August 2021, 12-2 p.m.
Britzenale talk about art and nature in Stadt und Land on the Vereinsplatz with Chris Hilmer-Benedict (cultural scientist, project space operator, ex. Board of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume as well as member of the Spokesperson’s Circle of the Coalition of the Free Scene), Ilona Kálnoky (visual artist, participant of the second Britzenale and co-founder of the UM Festival in the Uckermark), Marco Clausen (co-founder of Prinzessinnengarten and Neighborhood Academy) and Christof Zwiener (artistic director of the Britzenale).

Saturday, 07 August 2021, 9-10 p.m.
Britzenale Summer Cinema Fäden / Μπερδεμένες κλωστές by Deborah Jeromin.

Sunday, 08 August 2021, 3 p.m.
Britzenale reading with Deborah Jeromin from her book Fallschirmseide / Μετάξι Αλεξιτώτων, published by Spector Books.

 

Idea, staging and artistic director

Christof Zwiener

NEIGHBORHOODS 2025

Posted by JR on May 3rd 2019 in Exhibitions

A MANUFACTURE OF VISIONS FOR DRESDEN AND EUROPE

With artistic works by: Lisa Maria Baier, Jan Brokof and 44flavours, Susan Donath, Jarii van Gohl, Sebastian Hempel, Margret Hoppe, Jan Kunze, Wilhelm Mundt, Nana Petzet (with Christine Hellwig, Brigitte Leonhardt, JuttaKoch, Ruth Lippert, Sybille Rudolf, Norbert Götze, Ralf Seliger, Sylvey Lommatzsch), Pied la biche, Katarina Schrul

constructLab:  Alexander Römer, Licia Soldavini, Maria Garcia Perez, Peter Zuiderwijk, Patrick Hubmann, Sébastien Roy, O.S.T. Collective

Nachbarschaften 2025, an exhibition and a collaborative process accompanied and designed by the European design collective constructLab presents seven visions developed with 120 experts
from various backgrounds in art, design, music and everyday culture within the frame of Dresdens application for the European Cultural Capital 2025.

The future is already here: We are living in the midst of changes taking place in European society and culture that are extremely tangible and affect urgent ecological issues, the transformation of the public sphere and communication in urban communities, and the cultural mobility inbetween people and institutions. Which new role do culture and the contemporary arts assume in this scenario, and how do these changes inevitably alter the established formats of cultural work?

Neighbourhoods 2025 is a shared manufacture of visions and an invitation to the urban community and to experts of (everyday) culture from the most various disciplines to take Dresden’s application for the title of “European Capital of Culture 2025” as an occasion to embark on new exemplary formats of European cultural work.
Neighbourhoods 2025, an exhibition and a collaborative process accompanied and designed by the European design collective constructLab for the first time presents results from the process started in 2018. It is an invitation to share inspirations from Dresden’s application for the European Cultural Capital 2025. Seven visions with 120 experts from the arts, everyday culture and
science from Dresden and beyond respond to noticeable changes in European culture and society: an allotment garden as a new location for garden-related art, a newspaper and prospects of a culture of mourning for the Heidefriedhof in Dresden, a skyscraper as a temporary body of sound, a mobile stage for theatre everywhere, a Laboratory of Passion at the Rudolf-Harbig football stadion and a Society for Beautiful and Useful Knowledge for the exchange between urban and rural spaces. A manifesto and a commitment for a respectful handling of ressources forms the preamble of the show.
Neighbourhood stands for a universal life principle and shared space of European experience: A culture of successfully sharing diverse life plans and backgrounds, mutual support and the active pursuit of concrete measures to secure the future – on location and Europe-wide. In an exhibition that merges contemporary art, design, and visions of the future in a novel way, the Kunsthaus Dresden accompanied by constructLab will present the results of more than 120 participants thinking and designing together.
The exhibition incorporates the first steps of a process of implementing the visions for 2025 and the following years.

Der naive Krieg

Posted by JR on October 11th 2018 in Exhibitions

DER NAIVE KRIEG

Kunst. Trauma. Propaganda.

13. Oktober 2018 – 20. Januar 2019
Kunsthaus Stade & Museum Schwedenspeicher

“Was bleibt vom Krieg, wenn 100 Jahre vergangen sind? Der Erste Weltkrieg wurde in der jüngeren Vergangenheit aus den unterschiedlichsten Perspektiven beleuchtet. Die kommende Doppelausstellung im Museum Schwedenspeicher und im Kunsthaus Stade versucht erstmals den Blick auf eine ganz besondere Gruppe von Zeitzeugnissen zu richten, denen bisher kaum Beachtung geschenkt wurde. Es handelt sich um persönliche Hinterlassenschaften von Soldaten, die sich in ganz unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen mit ihren Kriegserlebnissen auseinandersetzten. Diese Arbeiten zeichnen ein unverfälschtes Bild des Krieges, das uns teilweise naiv und kindlich anmutet, gleichzeitig aber eine unglaubliche Nähe zu den Erfahrungen der Betroffenen herstellt. Das Grauen ist am ehesten dann zu erfassen, wenn es ein menschliches Gesicht erhält, dadurch wird diese Ausstellung zu einer unmittelbaren Erinnerung und Mahnung.
Der Sammler, Künstler und Kunstprofessor Georg Barber hat in einem Zeitraum von zwei Jahren eine Erinnerungskultur aufgedeckt, die offenbar in eine Grauzone fiel. Der suchende Blick des Künstlers beförderte Werke zutage, die zum größten Teil erst heute über die neuen Medien auffindbar sind. Viele Bereiche dieses bisher wenig betrachteten Genres werden in der Doppelausstellung einander gegenübergestellt: Schlachtengemälde und Feldpostenkarten, Propagandakunst oder dekoratives Handwerk. Der zeitliche Rahmen reicht teilweise über den Ersten Weltkrieg hinaus und erstreckt sich vom 17. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart. Neben Werken unbekannter Urheber sind auch Arbeiten der zeitgenössischen Künstler Moritz Götze, Helge Reumann, Clemens von Wedemeyer, 44flavours, Thorsten Brinkmann, TAL R sowie Heino Jaeger und Josef Wittlich zu sehen. Mit zahlreichen eigenen Zeichnungen bringt sich Georg Barber, auch bekannt als ATAK, selbst in die Ausstellung ein und lässt einen Dialog zwischen Vergangenheit und Gegenwart entstehen.”

(Quelle Bild: Rudi Klemm, Sturmangriff, Tusche auf Papier, 1916 © Sammlung ATAK und Text von Museen Stade)

MOTIF

Posted by JR on June 28th 2018 in Exhibitions

We are happy to be part of MOTIF, a collaborative project by Ucon Acrobatics together with whole bunch of talented designers.

Heres some infos about the show, which will be opening on Tuesday, July 3rd at Zwei Drei Raum:

“Our latest project is called MOTIF, a charity collaborative design project with a roster of internationally renowned creative studios to design a limited range of one-off backpacks with profits donated to the homeless of Berlin.

Curated by Tobias Faisst, the MOTIF series of products will be presented at Berlin Fashion Week, ZWEIDREI RAUM gallery, Berlin-Kreuzberg. The backpacks will be auctioned online, exclusively for a fortnight from the exhibition launch. Proceeds will be donated to Streem – art & culture streetmag, a contemporary art, design and street magazine that supports the homeless in Berlin.”

Participating Studios:
44flavours Berlin • 44flavours
Atrois Studio Paris • Atrois Studio
Badesaison Zurich • Badesaison
Bielke&Yang Oslo • Bielke&Yang
Binger Laucke Siebein Berlin • Binger Laucke Siebein
Bureau David Voss Leipzig • David Voss
Cee Cee Creative Berlin • Cee Cee Creative
Dinamo Typefaces Basel • Dinamo
Eps51 Berlin • Eps51
Erich Brechbühl Lucerne • Erich Brechbühl
Fons Hickmann m23 Berlin • Fons Hickmann m23
Gold & Wirtschaftswunder Stuttgart • Gold & Wirtschaftswunder
Grilli Type Zurich • Grilli Type
Hort Berlin • HORT / After School Club
Hugo & Marie New York • Hugo & Marie
Jonathan Castro Lima • Jonathan Castro
Koos Breen The Hague • Koos Breen
Leif Podhajsky London • Leif Podhajsky
M.Willis Sydney • Michael Willis
Mainstudio Amsterdam • MAINSTUDIO
Maximilian Mauracher Berlin • Maximilian Mauracher
Moby Digg Munich • Moby Digg
Neo Neo Geneva
PIN Systems St. Gallen
Plus Murs Studio Nantes • Plus Mûrs
Präsens Büro Lucerne • Präsens Büro
Rimasùu Studio Paris • Rimasùu Studio
Spassky Fischer Paris
Studio Amanda Haas Berlin • Studio Amanda Haas
Studio Feixen Lucerne • Studio Feixen
Studio Maurice Másson Hamburg
Studio Ponto Amsterdam • Ponto
Studio von Monkiewitsch Cologne • Studio von Monkiewitsch
Studio Yukiko Berlin • Y U K I K O
Sucuk und Bratwurst Mainz • Sucuk und Bratwurst
Tobias Faisst Berlin • Tobias Faisst
Tobias Rechsteiner Berlin • Tobias Rechsteiner
TRAUM INC London • Traum Inc