As part of Berlin Art Week in 2017, ZK/U will look back at five years of working at the intersection between art, urban research, and local practice. As a preview of the grand jubilee celebrations on the XX of December 2017, established formats and projects of ZK/U and the collective KUNSTrePUBLIK will be presented. Additionally, in a round-table discussion all visitors are invited to discuss the future of ZK/U following the key-question: ‚How can a hybrid institution look like?‘.
The artists and researchers of ZK/U’s residency program invite the audience to connect with their hosted projects. Explore the boundaries of the established social interactions, reveal people’s inner characters and survival armors or see how we can cope with ones heritage or personal contextualization. The artists will visually question contemporary and passed socio-political establishments such as the UK power generating industry as well as communist documentations from the Mao Tse Tung era. A 24 hour performance will engage with the phenomenon of second hand clothes from the Red Cross. The medium is a point of inquiry for many fellows ranging from clay, sound or light, to film, in order to question social relations today.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists 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.
Thursday, 14th September
7-11pm Openhaus + ZK/U and Hacking Urban Furniture Presenations + Round-Table Discussions ‚How does a hybrid institution look like?‘. Open for Public.
Friday, 15th September
1-4pm Open Doors at ZK/U with Presentations of ZK/U past and future projections
5pm at Bar Babette (Karl-Marx Allee 36): Project Space | Art Award | Project Space Party | Exhibitions of the award winners with podium and guest speakers: Dr. Torsten Wöhlert (State Secretary for Culture), Daniela Brahm (Artist X-Rotaprint) Matthias Einhoff (Project-Space Co-Founder ZK/U), Tashy Endres (Urban Researcher), Sebastian Schlüter (HU Berlin, Geographical Institute)
7pm (back at ZK/U) Food and footage curated by team Transmediale (Kristoffer Gansing / Jack Stevenson)
Sunday, 17th September
3pm Start of the collective performance “CriticalMassMobil”
Project Presentation Hacking Urban Furniture:
constructLab, Umschichten, Markus Ambach, Raumlabor, Christian Hasucha, KUNSTrePUBLIK (Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Harry Sachs)
Participating Residing Artists
Heather Nicol, Nabil Sami, Ben Nathan, Danielle Freakley, Hilde Retzlaff, Nathan Gray, Jan Esch, Nayoung Jeong, Gabrielle Senza, Sixten Sanne, Skrev Miodrag Kuc