OPENHAUS 27/08/2015

Exhibition, Open Studios and Performance

Artists currently in residency : Gian Luigi Biagini and Eline Laura, Shauna Janssen, Jan Körbes, Youngtaeg Ko, Felix Lüdicke, Chloe Lee and Hyemi Cho, Folakunle Oshun, Corinne Thiessen, Youngjoo Yoo, Saba Zavarei

Food Catering: fresh homemade veggie sandwiches on Sironi sourdough bread prepared and toasted by Kate and Richard



The Kitchen Manifesto

Are you concerned with "Kunst und Urbanistik"? Are you interested in public space and human social activity? Do you believe in people? Are you an artist? Then read my Manifesto.

"I eat therefore I clean the kitchen."


Folakunle Oshun



Since the early 1900's, traditional African art has played an intense role in the evolution of modern and contemporary European art. A number of Notable European artists are known to have been hugely influenced by their encounters with African Traditional art, showing with distinct elements in their work. Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh are some of the names that cannot be overlooked in this discuss, as these artists were bold to acknowledge their influence from encounters with the African continent. The adaptation of simplistic forms and geometric shapes of sculptures from West Africa and Central Africa by many European artists during the cubist and expressionist movements has remodeled the sensibilities of their audience and societies to the general aesthetic and perception of African and European art. Over the past few decades, numerous texts have been written on African traditional art without convincing detail on origin, purpose the cultural significance. This could be as a result of the time lapse between the creation the art pieces in question and the time it has taken to make proper research on them. It is also regrettable that a staggering number of publications made on the subject of African art has been made by art historians of non African nationalities; many of whom have been bold enough to carry out their research on African soil.

Felix Lüdicke and Amir Teymuri


"PRESENT PEOPLE - public space arises in use only"

As a contribution to the exhibition DEMO:POLIS in “Akademie der Künste”, Felix Lüdicke is researching in the public space in Berlin's district of “Hansaviertel”. On expeditions he’s exploring the neighbourhood and documenting its public spaces and life. Together with Theresa Schütz (ZK/U fellow in June 2015) and other scholarship holders of the Academy he works on an interactive intervention „PRESENT PEOPLE - public space arises in use only“ taking place at the Hansaviertel. At the OPENHAUS he’s going to present sketches and try out mock-ups. Amir Teymuri (ZK/U fellow in July 2015) has attended the project by providing a sound-installation to the work, consisted of text fragments from the description written by Felix Lüdicke and Theresa Schütz for the exhibition DEMO:POLIS.

Gian Luigi Biagini, Shauna Janssen, Eline Koeman and Heather Donahue


The Art of Renting

Gian Luigi Biagini, Shauna Janssen, Eline Kauman and Heather Donahue will realize a spatial-intervention concerning the ubiquitous use of the idea of "Urban" as a (counter-) cultural marketing concept used for branding pseudo-alternative situations and exploiting the art-tourist attitude of international artist residency programs which have become reduced to cool consumerism, real estate business, and the exploitation of the active nomadism of the artist.

Chloe J Lee and Hyemi Cho


What does it mean to live in Berlin? It’s this question that will drive this project to observe and archive the parks of Berlin in a simple and honest way. We have chosen to do this work at night in order to better put the park in relief, to use the moon instead of streetlights, to use our eyes to make out shapes and identify objects in a natural way, and, hopefully, to discover Berlin through the voice of its parks in the process.With this we want to interact and question to other artists about the parks in cities and what comes with more.

Youngjoo Yoo

Women in Berlin

"I want to thank the following people who helped with their emotion and conversation: participant 1, participant 2, participant 3, participant 4, participant 5, participant 6, participant 7, participant 8, participant 9, participant 10, participant 11, participant 12, participant 13, participant 14, participant 15, participant 16, participant 17."