atb #71 | Entanglements

Michaela Meise, Tomás Saraceno, Forensic Architecture & Die Gesellschaft der Freund*innen von Halit & Initiative 6. April

Exhibition September 29 – November 11, 2018

Opening Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7 pm

Discussion Event: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 pm
By clients* and researchers: Art vs. right-wing terror With Ayşe Güleç (Die Gesellschaft der Freundinnen von Halit, Kassel), Fritz Lazlo Weber (artist, Kassel) and Dieter Lesage (philosopher, Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound, Brussels), moderated by Nora Sternfeld (documenta professor, Kunsthochschule Kassel).

On the opening weekend of Berlin Art Week:
Saturday, November 29, Sunday 30, 12-6 pm


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
open by Appointment on +49-(0)179-947 3040 or
+49-(0)179-636 979

In the video installation After Nature, Julia Lazarus shows for the first time in Berlin scenes from her film made in Istanbul, for which she accompanied a group of dietary Turkish activists from Kuzey Ormanları Savunması(Northern Forest Defense) in their resistance to the gigantic infrastructure measures north of Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea. Large-scale construction projects (such as the third bridge, the third airport, and the planned canal) are destroying a forest and water conservation area that has been under nature conservation for centuries and has so far provided the metropolis with water and fresh air. Lazarus’ work questions the planned development, which will yield high profits for a few but whose social benefits remain in the dark. However, her film shots also tell of the contradiction of our concept of nature, which imagines nature as untouched wilderness, far away from our metropolitan life. A few weeks ago, Taru Kallio and Icaro Zorbar undertook a joint artistic research trip through the South American jungle. In the exhibition, they present new works based on the material they collected on this journey.
In her installation Searching for an animal with no-name, Taru Kallio also focuses on those moments in which it is not possible to establish a connection between man and nature, because man has become the most important factor influencing biological, geological and atmospheric processes on Earth. She works with drawings, paper, wood, PVC and LED lights. While the drawings refer to scientific illustrations of flora and fauna, the installation also processes mythical, religious and cultural narratives of humans, animals and the plant world.
During the journey Icaro Zorbar was interested in the perception of time and wondered what the feeling of home meant against the background of the possibility of being lost in the jungle. His installation Night bird’s shadow consists of text and sound from which he spins a looped narrative, in which fictitious elements blend with facts and at the same time the connection between technology and memory is reflected.

Julia Lazarus (born 1971 in Germany) lives in Berlin. She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, USA. Lazarus is an artist, curator and filmmaker. Her films are distributed by Sixpackfilm Vienna and e-flux, Berlin/New York. Selection of exhibitions: Depo, Istanbul, 2017; District, Berlin 2016; IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna 2014; Galerie Funke, Berlin 2012; Schwules Museum Berlin 2011; Manifesta Murcia 2010; NGBK Berlin 2007.

Taru Kallio (born 1986 in Finland) currently lives in Berlin and Hamburg. Exhibitions: ‘Materialization’ Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen / Norway, 2017; ‘Life Lessons’ Galleri Fisk, Bergen / Norway, 2016; ‘LUST’ Galleria Jangva, Helsinki / Finland, 2014; ‘Bläckfiskens hjärta’ Kulturföreningen Tellus, Stockholm / Sweden, 2014; ‘Nuoret 2011 Biennale’, Taidehalli, Helsinki / Finland.

Icaro Zorbar (born 1977 in Colombia) currently lives in Berlin and Hamburg. Exhibitions: ‘Stay a while, a swan song. Osnabrück Kunsthalle / Germany, 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


Artistic research on worker culture
Konstanze Schmitt / Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić

Lecture: Sunday 2 April, 2 pm, Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić, ABC of the Steelworks – On the Artists’ Colony in the Former Steelworks Sisak, Yugoslavia (in German)

Variety Evening : Saturday, May 6th, from 7 pm, Konstanze Schmitt, various performances, music and guests from the neighbourhood.

Variety afternoon: Saturday 20 May, 3-7 pm
Exhibition extended until 24 June 2017

Open Wednesdays 3-7 pm & by appointment / +49 (0)163 774 0610

Sponsored by Kultur in Lichtenberg

atb #65 | Plötzlich diese Teilhabe

Ina Wudtke, Erik Göngrich

Exhibition 3. September 3 – December 17, 2016
Opening Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7 pm

First Lichtenberg walk with publication by Erik Göngrich (duration 1.5 h)
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2 pm
Meeting point: after the butcher

Films and discussion: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7pm
Living, City, Market – with Florian Wüst

Second Lichtenberg walk with publication by Erik Göngrich (duration 2.5 h)
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2 pm
Meeting point: S-Bahn Storkower Str. (Exit: Hermann-Blankenstein Str.)

Exhibition extended until 17 December 2016

Funded by:

atb #64 | Sandwich

Heiner Franzen, John Bock

Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7 pm
Exhibition June 10 – August 13, 2016

open by Appointment on 0173 – 438 31 94 /

Summerbreak July 10 till 31, 2016

Bock and Franzen show collages, drawings, objects and projectionswithin an installation.

In Berlin, Heiner Franzen has a deserved reputation amongst itsgraphic mark makers. In his idiosyncratic installations he draws together elements of architecture, illustration and video towards complex narratives, taking his main inspiration from movies. Franzen’s over lit architectural installations of wall mounted drawings function like the counter point to the darkened cinema space. (Stefanie Heckmann, Director Fine Arts Collection, Berlinische Galerie)The Berlin based artistJohn Bockis well knownfor his wild performances, his Grand-Guignol-esque films,complex installations and futuristic speeches. John Bock in essenceis a one man living work of art, an artist constantly attempting to overcome himself and his work. Born in 1965 in the small German town of Gribbohm he has also dedicated himself to challenging the conservative norms of northern Germany. Those who had the pleasure ofencounteringhis show at Temporäre Kunsthalle in Berlin in 2010, would have gotten a pretty accurate impression of his wide range of influencesand how they fed into his own strategy of mix, copy,paste, overlay and most of all,constant creation.(Thomas Venker, Author and Editor –Co-founder of Music LabelFieber)

Heiner Franzen (born 1961) lives in Berlin. Recent exhibitions a.o.Museum Schloss Moyland; GalleryLars Moeller-Witt, Aarhus; Heldart Berlin; Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin;Larry, Berlin; Schau Fenster, Berlin; Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel.

John Bock (born 1965) lives in Berlin. Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions: Me, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt Main; Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Poor Art -Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practises 1968-2015, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway. 1968-2015, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norwegen.


atb #63 | before

Stefan Cantante, Zoë Field, Mads Egeberg Hvidtfeldt, Soojung Kim, Youngxian Li, Shaun Motsi, Ivan Murzin, Johanna Odersky, Vera Palme, Nadia Chen Perlov, Ada Rączka, Franziska Wildt, Judith Hopf

Opening Friday, 29. April 29, 2016 at 7 pm
Exhibition April 30 – May 28, 2016

open by Appointment on +49 173 4383194

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