atb #76 | Stoff

Judith Raum, Ulu Braun

Opening Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7pm
Exhibition October 19 – December 8, 2019

In the spring of 1933, shortly before its closure, the Bauhaus Berlin launched a final collection of woven curtain fabrics. The designers Lilly Reich and Otti Berger had supervised the development of the collection. Judith Raum’s installation Gittertüll places one type of fabric from the collection at the centre of attention: highly light-permeable window nets, so-called lattice grommets, manufactured in many places in the German Reich at the time, now extinct here. Otti Berger and Lilly Reich pursued quite different agendas with their creative work, and their collaboration was therefore conflictual. In the years following the Bauhaus, the lattice grommets continued to live on in the work of both designers in different ways. The video work within the installation explores the question of how and whether Reich’s and Berger’s different interpretations of window nets can be brought together with their political stance in Nazi Germany.

The video collage Cave TV by Ulu Braun is a video installation that shows a projection on a relief-like surface. The installation reconstructs a social situation comparable to a campfire or a television set. The collaged images of the video refer to genres, epochs and styles of media history. Media fragments reverberate and meander on the video sculpture and hypnotize their audience with lively, flowing projections and forms. An archaic ritual that questions the (earth) attraction of light and darkness. “It is like a primal campfire that draws the viewer into contemplation on existence within his medial representation.” (David L.)

Judith Raum (1977, Germany), studied fine art at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/M. and the Cooper Union NYC as well as philosophy, psychoanalysis and art history at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. Her installations and performances combine material-based processes and traditional artistic media such as painting, drawing and object with thematic fields, mostly researched in archives, from economic and social history. In addition to German economic colonialism in the Ottoman Empire, the textile medium and its historical interdependencies, the procedures inherent in it, and its specific materiality have often been the subject of her work in recent years. Since 2016, she has been researching the materials used in the textile workshop at the Bauhaus.

Ulu Braun (1976, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Between 1996 and 2005 he studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the University of the Arts Helsinki and the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. Since 1997 he has been using video as a medium to explore the field between visual art and auteur cinema. He plays a key role in the genre of video collage and the transfer from painting to video.

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atb #75 | The Yellow Section

Maja Weyermann, Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Evrim Kavcar

Maja Weyermann, untitled (Sketch for the project „Uzaktan Mektuplar – Letters from Abroad“)
around 2014, inheritance Maja Weyermann © Maja Weyermann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Maja Weyermann
Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli
Evrim Kavcar

Opening Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7 pm
Trembling is the Curtain, Shaken the Screen
Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Performance

Exhibition June 22 – September 14, 2019
Closing event September 14, 2019, from 3 pm
Diskussion: The Artist Maja Weyermann at 6 pm
with Kathrin Becker and Erden Kosova, moderation: Antje Weitzel,
Performance at 9 pm: Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli

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atb #74 | i am Ellen

Lena Elise-Aicher, Pharaz Azimi, Göksu Baysal, Ruben Bygravaa, Lars Christiansen, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Marta Dyachenko, Pauline Gabert, Katharina-Sophie Heck, Alexander Hörl, Hans Jurisch, Wendelin Kammermeier, Emma Brunet, Solon Krieger, Carlotta Lücke, Antonia Nannt, Julius Palm, Kim Schönauer, Batoul Sedawi, Steven Thelen, Daniel Topka

Classe Pernice – i am Ellen

Opening Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7 pm
Exhibition May 4 – June 8, 2019

Closing event Saturday Juni 8, 2019, at 12 pm

atb #71 | Entanglements

Michaela Meise, Tomás Saraceno

Exhibition September 29 – November 11, 2018

Forensic Architecture & Die Gesellschaft der Freund*innen von Halit & Initiative 6. April

Opening Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm

Diskussionsveranstaltung: Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2018, 19 Uhr
Von Auftraggeber*innen und Rechercheur*innen: Kunst vs. rechten Terror
Mit Ayşe Güleç (Die Gesellschaft der Freund*innen von Halit, Kassel), Fritz Lazlo Weber (Künstler, Kassel) und Dieter Lesage (Philosoph, Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound, Brüssel), moderiert von Nora Sternfeld (documenta-Professorin, Kunsthochschule Kassel).

Am Eröffnungswochenende zu Berlin Art Week ist:
Samstag 29.9, Sonntag 30.9 von 12-18 Uhr geöffnet


In Entanglements / Verstrickungen, after the butcher presents three artistic positions that deal with issues that were already a concern of historical modernism in confronting capitalism. How can art engage in society? Can it implement pioneering new ideas that change the current situation in a positive way?In this spirit, the unique work 77sqm_9:26minby Forensic Architecture is directly addressing a legal suit and a political debate. Gesellschaft der Freund*innen von Halit, an international group of artistsand activists, commissioned the research group from London to investigate the involvement of the Hessian secret service agent Andreas Temme in the Kassel NSUmurder of Halit Yozgat. In a detailed simulation, the research group refutes the statements of the secret service agent who was present at the scene of the crime, when the murder happened in a Kassel Internet café.The sculptor Michaela Meise presents her work Der Ort, Station Zfrom 2007 for the first time in Berlin. Station Z was a camouflaged site of execution within the NS concentration camp of Sachsenhausen, north of Berlin. Meise focuses in her work on the concentration camp memorial architecture of this charged location. In an artist’s book, she reflects on the various contexts of memorials in East and West Germany andtheir divergent architectural solutions and implementations. Tomás Saraceno presents spider/webs weaving their filigreed webs. For the exhibition Entanglements, the artist will experiment with a radio antenna that feeds an alternative open source wireless community network with live broadcasts of sounds coming from a colony of social and solitary spiders. While working on their webs their urgent vibrations can be understood as emergent rhythmstowards a world of interspecies solidarity.

The exhibition will take place in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) as part of the exhibition project A 37 90 89 –Die Erfindung der Neo-Avantgarde (The Invention of the Neo-Avantgarde)on the project space of the same name in Antwerp fifty years ago. It will take place in the framework of Berlin Art Week and is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Forensic Architecture is an independent research collective at Goldsmiths, University of London. The group was commissioned by the Society of Friends of Halitand the April 6th Initiative to investigate the killing of Halit Yozgat by the rightwing NSU terrorist group. The work was coproduced by documenta 14. Also on display is a video (camera: SefaDefterli) of the demonstration “No Tenth Victim” on May 6, 2006, which was organized by friends and supporters of the Yozgat family from the local April 6th Initiativein Kassel.

Michaela Meise (* 1976) lives in Berlin. The media she uses range from drawing and sculpture to performance and music, and she also arranges pictures and texts and integrates them into collage-like installations. She is represented by the King Gallery.

Tomás Saraceno (* 1973) is an Argentine artist living in Berlin. His artistic work often connects science, architecture and society. He examines different social systems and networks in which the human being moves. He is represented by the Gallery Esther Schipper.

atb #70 | Milieu

Jenni Tischer, Katharina Aigner, Maria Eichhorn, Marylin Green, Mirjam Thomann, Siska Katrine Jorgensen, Stephanie Taylor, Titre Provisoire

July 14, 2018 at 3 pm
* Due to illness the lecture by MARINA VISHMIDT had to be postponed and will now take place on the occasion of a second version of MILIEU in Vienna in September 2018 at Krobath (exact date tba) *

Exhibition May 25 – July 28, 2018
Opening Thursday, May 24, 7 pm


Open: Saturday, 12-5 pm
or by Appointment



atb #69 | In den Wald

Julia Lazarus, Taru Kallio, Icaro Zorbar

Opening Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7 pm
Exhibition March 3 – April 8, 2018
Closing event Sunday May 13, 2018 2-5 pm
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Julia Lazarus zeigt in der Videoinstallation After Natureerstmals in Berlin Szenen aus ihrem in Istanbul entstandenen Film, für den sie dietürkische Aktivistengruppe von Kuzey Ormanları Savunması(Northern Forest Defense) bei ihrem Widerstand gegendie gigantischen Infrastrukturmaßnahmen, nördlich von Istanbul, an der Küste des schwarzen Meeres begleitet hat. Großflächige Bauvorhaben (wie die dritte Brücke, der dritte Flughafen und der geplante Kanal) zerstören hier ein seit Jahrhunderten unter Naturschutz stehendes Wald und Wasserschutzgebiet, das bislang die Wasser– und Frischluftversorgung der Metropole sicherstellte. Lazarus’ Arbeit befragt die geplante Entwicklung, die für Wenige hohe Profite abwirft, deren gesellschaftlicher Nutzen aber im Dunkeln bleibt. Ihre Filmaufnahmen erzählen aber auch von der Widersprüchlichkeit unseres Naturbegriffs, der die Natur als unberührte Wildnis, fernab unseres großstädtischen Lebens imaginiert. Vor einigen Wochen unternahmen Taru Kallio und Icaro Zorbar gemeinsam eine künstlerische Forschungsreise durch den Südamerikanischen Urwald. In der Ausstellung präsentieren sie neue Arbeiten, die auf dem Material basieren, das sie auf dieser Reise sammelten.
Taru Kallio fokussiert in ihrer Installation Searching for an animal with no-name ebenfalls auf die Momente in denen es nicht gelingt eine Verbindungen von Mensch und Natur herzustellen, weil der Mensch der wichtigste Einflussfaktor auf die biologischen, geologischen und atmosphärischen Prozesse auf der Erde gewordenist. Sie arbeitet mit Zeichnungen, Papier Holz, PVC und LED Leuchten. Während die Zeichnungen an wissenschaftliche Illustrationen von Flora und Fauna referieren, verarbeitet die Installation auch mythische, religiöse und kulturelle Erzählungen von Menschen, Tieren und der Pflanzenwelt.
Während der Reise interessierte sich Icaro Zorbar für die Zeitwahrnehmung und fragte sich vor dem Hintergrund der Möglichkeit im Urwald Verloren zu gehen, was das Gefühl von Zuhause bedeutet. Seine Installation Night bird’s shadow besteht aus Text und Sound aus der er eine geloopte Erzählung spinnt, in der sich fiktive Elemente mit Fakten vermengen und gleichzeitig die Verbindung von Technik und Erinnerung reflektiert wird.

Julia Lazarus (geb. 1971 in Deutschland) lebt in Berlin. Sie studierte an der Universität der Künste, Berlin und am California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA. Lazarus ist Künstlerin, Kuratorin und Filmemacherin. Ihre Filme sind im Vertrieb bei Sixpackfilm Wien und bei e-flux, Berlin/New York. Ausstellungsauswahl: Depo, Istanbul, 2017; District, Berlin 2016; IG Bildende Kunst, Wien 2014; Galerie Funke, Berlin 2012; Schwules Museum Berlin 2011; Manifesta Murcia 2010; NGBK Berlin 2007.

Taru Kallio (geb. 1986 in Finnland) lebt momentan in Berlin und Hamburg. Ausstellungen: ›Materialization‹ Hordaland Kunstsenter,Bergen / Norwegen, 2017; ›Life Lessons‹ Galleri Fisk, Bergen / Norwegen, 2016; ›LUST‹ Galleria Jangva, Helsinki / Finnland, 2014; ›Bläckfiskens hjärta‹ Kulturföreningen Tellus, Stockholm / Schweden, 2014; ›Nuoret 2011 Biennale‹, Taidehalli, Helsinki/ Finland.

Icaro Zorbar (geb.1977 in Kolumbien) lebt momentan in Berlin und Hamburg. Ausstellungen: ›Stay a while, a swan song.‹ Osnabrück Kunsthalle / Deutschland, 2017; ›Floating Worlds.‹14th Biennale de Lyon / France, 2017;›Nocturne, int-night.‹ Arroniz Gallery, Mexico city, Mexico, 2016; ›Preludes. VOLT projects.< Bergen / Norway, 2014; ›The Imminence of Poetics.‹ 30th Sao Paulo Biennial / Brazil, 2012

atb #67 | Agitate, Educate, Organize

Konstanze Schmitt, Rena Rädle, Vladan Jeremić

Opening Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7 pm
Exhibition April 1 – June 24, 2017

Künstlerische Recherchen zur Arbeiterkultur
Konstanze Schmitt / Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić

Vortrag: Sonntag 2. April, 14 Uhr, Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić, ABC des Stahlwerks – Zur Künstlerkolonie im ehemaligen Stahlwerk Sisak, Jugoslawien (in deutscher Sprache)

Bunter Abend: Samstag, 6.Mai, ab 19 Uhr, Konstanze Schmitt, unterschiedliche Darbietungen, Musik und Gäste aus dem Kiez

Bunter Nachmittag: Samstag 20. Mai, 15-19 Uhr
Ausstellung verlängert bis 24. Juni 2017

Geöffnet Mittwochs 15-19 Uhr & nach Vereinbarung / +49 (0)163 774 0610

Gefördert durch:
Kultur in Lichtenberg

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