NEIGHBORHOODS 2025

Posted by Julio 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.

Let/s Go

Posted by Julio on February 12th 2019 in mixtape
Love sick. We’ve all been there. And I’m sure that there’ve also been times when it was us busting someone else’s heart shaped box. This mixtape is dedicated to someone special. No need to drop names though, only real gentlemen up in here. Let’s call this a sonic map leading towards recovery. If you let it, it will take you through the numerous shades of what you go through while trying to get over someone. Denial, depression, anger, longing, lust, time dragging its heavy kicks, you name it it’s there. But because we aint a gloomy bunch and life is a strange fucking animal, we decided to end the whole thing with a question. That’s also the reason why we called the mixtape  “Let/s Go”, cause you never really know, do you?
 
We would like to thank all of the artists featured on here for sharing a bit of their broken soul with the world. We would like to dedicate this selection to anybody who needs it right now. And BTW you don’t have to be heart broken either, feeling the winter blues is enough. We would also like to say that if you guys are happy, in love and sailing daily on cloud numero nueve, then please, please cherish what you got! Celebrate it daily.  And take this mixtape as a reminder that you have a treasure in your lap. Don’t sleep on it! Life is short and as fucking cheesy as it sounds: it’s only well lived when it’s lived for love! Peace and blessings y’all! 44flavours signing off. 

Der naive Krieg

Posted by Julio 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)

Watt En Schlick Fest

Posted by Julio on July 31st 2018 in Installation/Sets, music

For the next couple of days we will be working at Watt En Schlick Festival again. This year we will be working on 3 different Installations.
Keep yourself updated on our Instagram Account.