The Nervous System, Final Exhibition at Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv, Berlin
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Nervous System, Final Exhibition at Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv, Berlin

  • Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’re invited to join us for the opening of “The Nervous System” Exhibition this coming Wednesday November 22nd at 19:00hr. Come see what we’ve been up to these past three months in Berlin!

“The Nervous System” is a Berlin TestLab run by Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

 

The project mobilizes The Nervous System as a relational, aesthetic and political concept. We envision The Nervous System as Mediatecture, as Baudelaire’s Flâneur: a shape-shifting mediation; where mediation is body, plasticity, craft. We think of The Nervous System as a set of transient edges, impulses and withdrawals that shape a particular body, sociality or interdependency. We work with social mediation in real-time, where instant contact is instant displacement, where being here is being elsewhere. We expose our edges to the familiar and the unfamiliar, the local and the foreign; to what composes and decomposes our sense of self. We craft the tensions between opposites as nerves and affects that slip us into wonder. As a project, the Nervous System is an invitation to become somebody else (not necessarily human). 

This project is supported by FabLab Berlin and by The Hoffmitz MIlken Center for Typography, H_M_C_T

Prenzlauer Studio / Kunst-Kollektiv: https://prenzlauerstudio-kunstkollektiv.com

ArtCenter: http://www.artcenter.edu

H_M_C_T: http://hmctartcenter.org

View Event →
Bauhaus Visit
Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

Bauhaus Visit

Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught. Founded in 1919 it ceased operations in 1933 for political reasons.

View Event →
Solange die Nacht wirbelt
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Solange die Nacht wirbelt

In “As long as the night twirls” five performers from North Africa and Europe grapple with traditional rituals of initiation and transition, plunging into extreme, uncontrollable physical states. Starting from their unique biographies, they create an emotional and spherical performance; a landscape of bodies, space, light and sound that points to a possible utopia in which we might get beyond binary social structures.

View Event →
The Readymade Century Symposia at HKW
Oct
12
3:30 PM15:30

The Readymade Century Symposia at HKW

The Readymade Century Symposia

hkw.de/en/readymade

 

Does the term readymade taken by Marcel Duchamp around 1916 for his ‘already made’ works of art need updating in the light of the global and digital transformations of the 21st century? Interpretations of the readymade in art history often concentrate on Duchamp himself. However, during the “readymade century” artistic practices working with the ‘already made’ have expanded enormously, forming a heterogeneous field of (post-)appropriation strategies.

One hundred years after Duchamp’s (in)famous Fountain (1917) the focus of the symposium is the contemporary readymade. By integrating perspectives of cultural theory and artistic research, The Readymade Century will examine the concept in terms of the circulation of goods in the age of globalization, of on-demand or just-in-time production and new conflict zones regarding intellectual property. In doing so, it ties into the radical nature of Duchamp’s gesture and relocates it against the backdrop of current aesthetic possibilities in a postindustrial and postdigital present. The symposium takes on an intercultural perspective, considering the status of ethnological objects that are removed from their everyday utility value and are given exhibition value as unique items.

In the panels art historians, theorists, and artists open up the dialogue between theoretical research and artistic practice:

View Event →
PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 7 : Protest, Tolerance and Revolution / at Berlin Art Week
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

PERFORMANCE VOYAGE 7 : Protest, Tolerance and Revolution / at Berlin Art Week

Performance Voyage 7, the international touring collection of video performances by Galleria MUU (Helsinki, Finland). The theme of this edition is Protest songs. Protest songs are typically associated with movements calling for social change, and this ethos comes across strongly in the selection of works in Performance Voyage 7. The video performances reflect current political and social phenomena widely, and defend personal, environmental, political, and philosophical spaces through art. The collection was curated by Heidi Kilpeläinen (artist), Jaakko Nousiainen (Head of Arts & Culture, Finnish Institute in London) and Timo Soppela (Director, MUU

View Event →