Platz da!

Art Outreach Sholarship

1 January–31 December 2017

Event Series

nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
station urbaner kulturen, Auerbacher Ring 41, 12619 Berlin-Hellersdorf

Grant Holders

Stefanie Wiens

This year’s art outreach sholarship holder Stefanie Wiens started with the question of who actually mediates art. And: How does the perspective change when they are persons with disabilities? The project initially addresses female mediators – women who deal with the works exhibited at the nGbK and would like to develop their own outreach strategies. Together with the visitors, they take new paths to approach art.

Stefanie Wiens is a cultural manager and -mediator with focus on inclusion. On one hand she researches the “Inclusive Museum” (nominated master’s thesis, evaluation offer “Inclusive Museum” with GETEQ) and on the other hand works practically (former project “Neue Perspektiven gewinnen!” and current project Platz da! - make space). Stefanie Wiens also works as a freelancer for different institutions and is a frequent speaker in different occasions.

Events (Selection):

In the exhibition “Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature”
Thursday, 30 March 2017, from 16.30h
and Thursday, 4 May 2017, from 16h

Platz da: Hilde croshets!
We’d like to invite you to take part. Hildegard Wittur developed an astounding performance from her perspevctive on the artwork “jus soli - the right of soil” by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan. Hilde, the artist with learning difficulties took the idea behind the artwork of unravelling the flags from native countries and reducing them to a mere bundle of strings and understood it in her way: All flags and humans are made from the same material.
But the question that arises is: Why haven’t they formed something new?
What she means by this can be experienced in the exhibition “Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature”.

In the exhibition “Queerhana in the context of autonomous movements in Israel/Palestine from 2001-2009”
Sunday, 2 July 2017, 14-16h

Platz da: Art in the Shoah!
The art mediator Katrin Dinges takes the example of the video about the Bau family in the current exhibition to talk about art as a mean of survival in the context of the Shoah. Joseph Bau, a survivor of the Płaszów Nazi concentration camp, was a graphic artist and poet. One of the messages he passed on to his daughters was: Laughing is the best medicine. Building on this message, the Bau-Sisters want to make people laugh in their cabaret. Katrin Dinges will talk with the workshop parzticipants in the exhibition “THIS IS A FREE ZONE Queerhana in the context of autonomous movements in Israel/Palestine from 2001-2009” about the impact of the message of the Bau-family

In the exhibition “Ein wenig Schnee (Bilder vom Stadtrand)“, station urbaner kulturen (Berlin-Hellersdorf) / within the accompanying program of “Kunst im Untergrund 2016/17: Mitte in der Pampa”
Friday, 8 September 2017, 14.30h and 15.30h

Platz da! Art mediation with Silja Korn
As part of the community fete on Kastanienboulevard you are cordially invited to a guided tour through the current exhibition in the station urbaner kulturen. Silja Korn has a specific way of encountering and perceiving art work. The blind painter will explore in detail Jihad Issa’s portrait drawings and Ulrike Kuschel’s and Edgar Zippel ‘s photographs together with visitors. You will encounter the exhibition using very different senses!

In the exhibition “Tunnel below / Skyjacking above
Thursday, 21. September 2017

Inspired by the meeting with the artist Nina Lundström, the crocheting ‘Platz da!’ art educator Hildegard Wittur developed her own border performance: She drove back to the place where she once wanted to cross the border in Berlin and laid the border with her crochet art. In the current exhibition on the topic borders.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Platz da! - art educator Hildegard Wittur responded to the current exhibition REALITY CHECK: She transferred a colorful variety of grass, dandelion, ivy, crocus and completely unknown curb plants. Their new place is located at the entrance to the nGbK. Hildegard Wittur’s comment: “Let anyone grow as they want!”.

In the exhibition “Reframing Worlds - Mobility and Gender in a Postcolonial, Feminist Perspective”
Sunday, 3 December 2017

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Silja Korn talked in the exhibition to artists and curators. Moira Zoitls fertility doll was transformed into fabric picture that can be observed by touch.
Furthermore the conversation was about using the expression ‘blind spot’. Platz da! suggests to speak instead of “aspects of our own personality that we don’t notice”.