Transient Spaces

The Tourist Syndrome

28 August–10 October 2010
Opening: 27 August 2010

Exhibition
Publication
Event Series

Location(s): Exhibition: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Oranienstrasse 25
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2
Film programme: Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Naunynstr. 27
Art Forum Berlin, Messe Berlin, Palais Stand 106, Hammarskjöldplatz

www.transientspaces.org (nicht mehr online)

Artists

Isa Andreu/Timothy Moore, Alex Auriema, Federico Baronello, Ursula Biemann, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Raphaël Cuomo / Maria Iorio, Carsten Does / Gerda Heck, G-Lab, Daniel Gontz, Sandra Hetzl, Bettina Hutschek, J&K, Thomas Kilpper, Sara Kolster/Suzanne Valkenburg/Eefje Blankevoort, Emanuel Licha, Ives Maes, Plinio Avila Marquez, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Christoph Oertli, Joanne Richardson / David Rych, Romana Schmalisch, Société Réaliste, Pilvi Takala, Eugenio Tibaldi, Oraib Toukan

Project group

Stéphane Bauer, Dorothee Bienert, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel

In collaboration with uqbar – Gesellschaft für Repräsentationsforschung e.V.

Over the past two years, the interdisciplinary project Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome has been addressing current issues of mobility through workshops, seminars, lectures, artist-in-residence programmes and exhibitions in Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Germany. The themes examined by artists and cultural producers in the context of the project include tourism, migration and new forms of flexible living and being permanently on the move.

The exhibition in Berlin, taking place at the NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and concluding the two-year project initiated by Marina Sorbello and Antje Weitzel, offers a multifaceted parcours through the topics via a selection of artistic positions. Parallel to the exhibition, the programme of events includes performances, discussions, and a film programme in cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstrasse on the weekend 4/5 September 2010.

The 25 artists and groups involved in the exhibition come from seventeen countries, of which twelve are in Europe. Their works relate in the most diverse ways with the topics underlying the exhibition: the artists use research, documentation, fiction, design, irony and invention and various media. The exhibition features also works produced within the Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome residency and production grant scheme (by Alex Auriema, Isa Andreu / Timothy Moore, Carsten Does / Gerda Heck, Bettina Hutschek, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Joanne Richardson / David Rych, Romana Schmalisch, Eugenio Tibaldi).

Film programme at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse 04. – 05.09.2010, 16:00–23:00
with films by: Christian von Borries (DE), Raphaël Cuomo / Maria Iorio (CH), Sandra Hetzl (DE), Christoph Oertli (CH), Maxim Pozdorovkin / Joe Bender (UK), Paul Rowley / Nicky Gogan (IE), Marie Voignier (FR)

The book on the project is published by argobooks, Berlin, www.argobooks.de

Initiators: Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel
Curators film programme: Tobias Hering, Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel

TRANSIENT SPACES – THE TOURIST SYNDROME
Main Organizer: uqbar, Berlin
Co-organizer: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; E-M Arts, Napoli; CIAC/ICCA, București; Meno Parkas, Kaunas

Press commentary

Berliner Zeitung, 09.09.2010 (Sophie Disselhorst)
Das zweijährige Projekt ‘Transient Spaces’, das jetzt in der NGBK und im Kunstraum Kreuzberg seinen Abschluss findet, hat sich vorgenommen, die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede touristischer und migrantischer Mobilität unter die Lupe zu nehmen.

Jungle World, 02.09.2010 (Jessica Zeller)
Es geht um die transnationale Gruppe der Tuareg, die Fluchtwege von Nordafrika nach Europa organisiert, um Bootsflüchtlinge, die auf der italienischen Insel Lampedusa gestrandet sind, und um internationale Besatzungen auf Kreuzfahrtschiffen. Manche Arbeiten sind klug durchdacht und auch ästhetisch sehr gelungen, etwa die Videoinstallation ‘The best journey of my life’ von Gerda Heck und Carsten Does, in der Migranten von ihren Flucht- und Reiseerfahrungen berichten und sogar nicht als passive Opfer erscheinen.

Events:

27.08.2010, from 19:00
Opening and performances
Locations:
NGBK, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

27.08.2010, from 23:00
Opening party
Location:
3 Schwestern / Bethanien

04. – 05.09.2010, from 16:00
Film programme
Location:
Ballhaus Naunynstrasse
Details here […]

24. – 26.09.2010
Performances, screenings, discussions, guided tours
Locations:
NGBK, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, uqbar and other places

6. – 10.10.2010
The NGBK features Transient Spaces –The Tourist Syndrome with a site specific installation by Alex Auriema at Art Forum Berlin (Palais Stand 106)
Location:
Art Forum Berlin

10.10.2010, from 14:00
Finissage
Presentations, talks, performances, guided tours
Locations:
NGBK, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

For details on the programme of events
www.transientspaces.org

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