(c) Stephen Wilken, 2019


The OPENHAUS is a regular public format that takes place every month in ZK/U, inviting audiences to connect with the hosted projects and to explore the process of its residency program.

Openhaus June features the multidisciplinary practices of the resident artists, who are investigating the role and connections of society and urban spaces in different formats.
Between public and private space, an audiovisual installation explores the effects of society's constructs of body and memory, while another video documentation shows the process of urban rehabilitation through sound. The audience will find publications on spaces scrutinizing the poetic dimension of the "indistinct" and a book researching nature as the author of art. Further formats include multimedia installations around luxury property development and the idea of "gifts" as a social bound.
The program includes the chance for visitors to engage with artists in a lecture-performance and in pop-up bars and restaurants, conceived as site-specific installations for dialogue and discussions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence and explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.

19.00-22.30 Open studios, installations & food
19.30 Lecture-Performance by Yasemin Özcan
21.00 "Nasa Lie The Earth Is Flat No Curve" Screening + Discussion by Andrew Wilson
20.00 Guided tour

Free entry

This month with: 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 indistinc'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.