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Awards show, Project space
Bar Babette

Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin
15 SEP, 5.30—open end


Event for the award ceremony of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe "Award for Artistic Project Spaces and Initiatives" organized by the Network of Berlin Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives

Award winners 2017 ACUD MACHT NEU, Archive Kabinett e.V., Art Laboratory Berlin e.V., bi`bak, CargoCult, Donau Ecke Ganghofer, Espace Surplus, G.A.S-station, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Kronenboden, Kurt-Kurt, La Plaque Tournante, Manière Noire, Organ Kritischer Kunst, SCOTTY, SOMA ART Gallery, >top e.V. – Verein zur Förderung kultureller Praxis, WerkStadt Berlin e.V., Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.), ZONA DYNAMIC

15 SEP 2017
Panel 5.30—7pm
Film Screening  7—7.30pm
Award Ceremony 7.30—9pm
Project Space Party / Performances 9pm—open end

Panel "It's Spacetime"
Can independent project spaces and initiatives escape the imminent threat of being pushed out of the city? What measures, concepts and connections will it take to prevent this from happening? Now is the time for action – and vision!

Host: Bianca Herrling

Dr. Torsten Wöhlert (State Secretary for Culture, Berlin)
Daniela Brahm (artist, co-founder ExRotaprint)
Matthias Einhoff (project space operator ZK/U)
Tashy Endres (urban researcher, UdK Berlin)
Sebastian Schlüter (HU Berlin, Geography Department)
Manfred Kühne (representative of the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing)

The squeeze is on! The mechanisms of gentrification associated with the capitalist system are rapidly gaining momentum in the growing metropolis of Berlin.  Always more of a quiet ‘village’ despite its vibrant cultural scene, Berlin has now been almost completely carved up and sold off. And any hard-won ‘creative status’ is now up for negotiation, as the situation becomes precarious for art-makers who rely on spaces outside of their own living quarters to be able to work. Spaces that are now being taken over by the rich! What kind of activism is advisable? Who must the initiators of project and art spaces convince and with what concepts? Is the job of convincing really their concern? Is every story over at some point? For instance, that of the ‘global capital’ of independent project spaces and initiatives? Initial indications of a change in policy – an ‘Agenda Room’ dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary work spaces – are perhaps a tentative sign of good will. But is the matter really receiving enough attention and support? Or can the urban space only be reclaimed through squatting? It is high time to turn our attention to the question of (free) space – ‘Mind the Space’ – let’s get down to it!

Conception/co-ordination: Chris Benedict and Matthias Mayer/AG Preisverleihung

Film Screening
Screening of 10 short art films and videos on the subject of "City-Space"

Works: Alexander Callsen, Gap Camp / Laure Catugier, Blank / Nikolaus Schrot, Kottbusser-Tor-Parcours / Gabriele Stellbaum, Friday The 13th / Betty Böhm, A Staire Dance / Stefanie Seidl, Video Tube Berlin / Heike Hamann, WG / Johanna Pigors & Amaya Lainez, Hinter Wänden / Marco Pando, White Lung City / Stephan Groß, Bis nichts mehr übrig ist

Award Ceremony
Official Award Ceremony by the Berlin State Secretary for Culture, Dr. Torsten Wöhlert and a presentation of the awarded spaces and initiatives.

9pm—open end
Project Space Party / Performances
Audio Ballerinas
Andy „Stewlocks” Ninvalle
Khan of Finland
DJ’s: Minx & Chris Geronimo