(c) Stephen Wilken, 2019


Das OPENHAUS ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes, öffentliches Format des ZK/U Berlin. Das Publikum ist eingeladen das Residenz Programm kennenzulernen und mit ihnen über ihre Projekte und Prozesse zu diskutieren.

Das OPENHAUS im Juni zeigt die multidisziplinären Praxen der im ZK/U ansässigen Künstler*innen, welche die Funktionen und Verbindungen zwischen Gesellschaften und urbanen Räumen in verschiedenen Formaten untersuchen.
Zwischen dem öffentlichen und dem privaten Raum untersucht eine audiovisuelle Installation die Auswirkungen gesellschaftlicher Konstrukte auf Körper und Erinnerung, während eine weitere Videodokumentation den Prozess der Stadtsanierung in Tönen wiederspiegelt. Das Publikum kann Publikationen über Räume entdecken, die unter der poetischen Dimension des "Undeutlichen" erforscht werden, ebenso wie ein Buch, das die Natur als Autor der Kunst betrachtet. Weitere Formate sind multimediale Installationen über die Entwicklung von Luxusimmobilien sowie die Idee des "Geschenks" als soziale Bindung.
Teil des Programmes bietet den Besucher*innen die Möglichkeit, mit den Künstler*innen in einer Lecture-Performance und in Pop-up-Bars sowie Restaurants zusammen zu kommen, welche als ortsspezifische Installationen für Dialog und Diskussion konzipiert wurden.

Verpasst nicht die Gelegenheit die Künstler*innen kennenzulernen, die Umgebung und Räume des ZK/U’s zu entdecken, Fragen zu stellen und Ideen über laufende Projekte und künstlerische Praxen auszutauschen.

19.00-22.30 Uhr Offene Studios, Getränke & Essen
19.30 "Neşe Strasse" Lecture Performance von Yasemin Özcan
20h Führung (ENG)
21.00 "Nasa Lie The Earth Is Flat No Curve" Screening + Discussion von Andrew Wilson
22.30 Ende

Freier Eintritt

Diesen Monat mit: Laura Yuile, Yasemin Özcan, Andrew Wilson, Semâ Bekirović, Jan van Esch, Nicolás Concha, Pawel Jankiewicz, Sophia Schultz, Byungseo Yoo, Julia Grybos, Barbora Zentková

Semâ Bekirović

Reading By Osmosis

Nature interprets man.The culture/nature dichotomy isn’t as self evident as has long been held. If culture and nature can no longer be seen as opposites, what’s to keep us from stretching things a little bit further, and proclaim nature to be capable of art, of authorship?

Jan van Esch and Nicolás Concha


Give and take is an ongoing cycle, like societal glue. Those who give and close the road to receive put a spell on this reciprocal cycle, it becomes an act of cleansing and denying a social bond because we know from the poems of the Scandinavian Edda that ‘a present given always expects one in return’.

Julia Gryboś and Barbora Zentková 

No Disc

In an abandoned building in the Brno city centre, the artists Julia Gryboś and Barbora Zentková organized a sound event, conceived as a gesture aimed at rehabilitating the site. Musicians were playing constantly for 4 hours a cacophonic composition, made up of the local river's field-recordings.

Pawel Jankiewicz

For Paweł Jankiewicz the residency offers means to facilitate the contextual aspects of his writing. He takes Moabit for an exemplary site of the deposits of what he calls "the indistinct". Elaborated as a poetic paraconcept, it supports a nonlandmarkish space of a city that feels and works simply as „a city“. No Gherkins, no Ferris wheels, no Walkie-Talkies; no Fernsehturms. What such urban solvent rediscovers are the streets, squares, cafes, institutions, food joints, impoderabilia and the people, questioned by art (also anonymous one, like graffiti) or by any gesturing towards the non-trivial – but also by the concrete of dailiness. The indistinct's "benevolent neutrality" connects the urban actor to the poetic dimension at the very root of the communal. The writer puts forward the rites of the painting exhibitions as means of engaging this dimension; and the figure of the painted square – as its main articulation.

Yasemin Özcan

Neşe Strasse

Since January Yasemin Özcan resides in Berlin as part of a program co-organized by ngbk and DEPO. Recently she has been working mainly with ceramic end text. 

She is currently working on a story, which is a continuation of her performance held at ngbk on 31 March 2019 : Heart of the Flâneuse. Özcan will share the progress of the text-performance. 

Sophia Schultz

They brush past you and the earth shakes

"They brush past you and the earth shakes" imagines an embodiment of a post-apocalyptic future. The video explores
various ways in which the body is interpreted and regulated by the effects of societal constructs and barriers. Trauma, pain, and memory are given fluidity as they shift, hold, transfer, and manipulate the character and the landscape.
Collaborator: Nick Lennon

Andrew Wilson


With trust in long established ideas diminishing, and objective truth becoming increasingly difficult to agree upon, artist Andrew Wilson invites us to consider the impact of this predicament on our personal wellbeing and our society as a whole.

Jana and Byungseo Yoo

Bold Kimchi is a physical and theoretical plaform for sharing knowledge and experience of slow processing food such as Kimchi. It is a bio-critical research as well as a artist`s practice which takes form of micro-buiseness. 

To initiate this platform in contemporary art context, the artist is expecting to create pop up space for Openhaus June. The pop up space will realize a take-away restaurant environment, serving foods, offering workshop and open discussion, for it's audience.

The slow processing time of Kimchi gives space to the process, creating time for dialogue between the participants. Kimchi is a complex food content. Not only chemically, but politically and economically.

Laura Yuile

Asset Arrest

An ongoing research project revolving around a series of viewings of luxury properties, with different invited guests, as a kind of “private performance”. In an attempt to “publish” these seemingly inaccessible spaces, the properties are recorded, mapped and deconstructed through conversations, re-enactments, and a growing library of promotional brochures.