( Events )
- 01 of 11
How Do We Survive Spaces We Were Never Meant To Enter?
Discussion with Isaiah Lopaz (artist/writer) and Rachael Moore (activist/performer/community organiser)
With a sense of urgency, activist Rachael Moore and artist Isaiah Lopaz engaged in an open discussion which highlighted some of the more challenging experiences that People of Color face when working for art and cultural institutions including: unethical working conditions, tokenism, incidences of racial prejudice, and the significant absence of POC in the audience, and in the administration behind public and private institutions and organisations centered on art and culture. Photo by Michael Külker
- 02 of 11
Dance Performance with Nina Kurtela
In 365 routines artist and dancer Nina Kurtela and her longtime dance partner Hana Erdman sought to create a conceptual work based on a dance phrase: a short choreographic fragment with the feeling of a beginning and an end. In this case, the phrase is eight beats at 60 BPM. Over the course of a year, the two sent these phrases via cellphone video to each other daily, each reacting to the other’s movements. Due to their almost constant travels, they find themselves on opposite sides of the world, with the development of 365 routines becoming both a form of communication and one of the only constants in their global lives. The culmination of the individual videos was projected at the Berlin Art Prize exhibition. At this event Nina Kurtela performed the entirety of the one-year-choreography live with the video work.
- 03 of 11
with music by Chloëdees (NTS/UK), Yoni (Terry Radio/USA), Ābnamā (REH/DE), curated by Nai (BCR/DE), photo by Matthias Voelzke
- 04 of 11
DIY Stink Bomb
Workshop with Alanna Lynch, Berlin Art Prize 2018 nominee
Alanna Lynch showed how to create your own sulphur-based stink bombs using household materials and the sun. Together the participants of the workshop discussed the sense of smell and the potential smells have to take up space and trigger emotion. Photo by Sophie Jung
- 05 of 11
so schön by Ronald Schernikau
Endurance Reading with Tucké Royale (performer, author) and Jörg Sundermeier, Verbrecher Verlag
At the Berlin Art Prize, Markues exhibits a parachute with a quote from und als der prinz mit dem kutscher tanzte waren sie so schön, daß der ganze hof in ohnmacht viel. ein utopischer film by Ronald M. Schernikau. In the book, Schernikau writes: “this film tells the story of four young people trying to organize their love. their problem is that their love has long been organized. their love is organized in exclusivity, in self-defense and togetherness.” Tucké Royale read the entire book, published by Verbrecher Verlag. Three hours of Schernikau beneath parachutes.
- 06 of 11
/Common Wages/Common People/
Reading with Aurelia Guo, Rin Johnson, Alice Miller, Darling Fitch, Hannah Gregory, Susan Finlay, Sarah Harrison und Bianca Heuser in collaboration Arcadia Missa Publishing, music by Paul Arambula
/Common Wages/Common People/ brought together a group of writers working across genre and form to address the question of what meaning “the commons” has in a contemporary context. Instead of a facile seeking of “common ground” the writers approached the question of the commons as a broader topography, posing questions about the nature of individual experience and cultural context.
- 07 of 11
Dreaming Trans-futurism and Reality Now
Talk with Doireann O’Malley (Berlin Art Prize 2018 nominee), Lou Drago (author, curator), and Pedro Marum (curator, film programmer, DJ) of Xenoentities Network, Elliott Cennetoglu (lighting designer), Pol Merchan (artist, filmmaker), Mateja Hoffman (photographer, stylist)
Doireann O’Malley, nominated artist and director of Prototypes in conversation with the creators and protagonists of the film about the methodologies, themes, experiences and processes explored in the work Actor Lou Drago on Prototypes: “Within the first moments of Prototypes the viewer is confronted with the absurdity of society’s reduction of gender to a binary system as a voiceover enumerates the various chromosome composites that humans possess, several combinations of which do not equate to the limited categorizations of male/female. It is quickly made clear that there is much more involved in understanding the complexity of gender.”
- 08 of 11
MOANEY: A Speculative Proposal for Support Structures
Discussion with Kate Brown (co-director of Ashley, editor at Artnet), Maurin Dietrich (writer, assistant curator, KW Berlin), Cathrin Mayer (assistant curator, KW Berlin), Penny Rafferty (writer, curator), Chloe Stead (writer, editor and art critic)
Gentrification and exclusion have become the norm in Berlin. As the experimental gallery boom of the early 90s recedes, many spaces are moving away or shutting down completely. Berlin’s art world is in crisis and runs the risk of losing its unique perspective, formulated through its project spaces with a vibrant, antagonistic attitude towards the cultural elite, and populist politics.
The panel aimed to unpack this spectacle not as a process of mourning for more hedonistic times, but as a procedure for action. Rafferty, Mayer, and Dietrich outlined a new protocol, in which every institution, collection, and gallery is complicit and coerced into creating and maintaining infrastructures of support, survival, and radicalization within Berlin´s creative scene. – Penny Rafferty
- 09 of 11
How to Breathe In a Bubble?
An experimental discussion panel with Marco Schmitt (performance artist and systems coach), Katalin Gennburg (speaker for urban development, tourism and smart city of the Left Fraction in the Berlin House of Representatives), Andreas Krüger (director of Belius GmbH, former director of Modulor, Runder Tisch Liegenschaftspolitik), Sven Lemiss (director BIM), Sandra Meireis (architecture theorist, TU Berlin), Zoe Claire Miller (artist, co-founder Berlin Art Prize), Martin Schwegmann (urban researcher, studio commissioner for Berlin), Alexandra von Stosch (Artprojekt Unternehmensgruppe), Cornelia Wagner (OraNostra)
“Everything is gentrification now” but Richard Florida isn’t sorry. As the city gets more expensive, more tightly packed, some win, others lose. On this evening, Marco Schmitt and participants from art, politics, and real estate attempted to untangle the socio-economic complex of gentrification using Schmitt’s method of COA CHING. What (moral) scope of action is possible, for those affected and those responsible, when urban space is subject to intense pressure and scarcity?
- 10 of 11
Berlin Art Prize
Award Ceremony at midnight
The winners were announced live for the first time at a midnight awards ceremony, photo by André Wunstorf
- 11 of 11
After Party with music by Superposition featuring Judith Grasser, Rugilė, Walter Daniel and Marlene Stark, photo by André Wunstorf