Air Berlin Alexanderplatz is a research-focused, artist-run initiative

Salons

Is a open form to explore the possibilities of collective processes of gathering and mediating knowledge.

Residents

ABA offers residencies through different sponsoring institutions. Candidates are encouraged to apply directly at the partnering institutions. This section shows artistic research during their stay at ABA.

Lab

'Lab' is an experimental, spontaneous platform to get together and present to the invited guests’ current research.

Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL) & Daniela Brugger (CH)


LAB start on: Sunday, Oct 8th, 3-6pm, 2017 Studio No 811 ,Gewerbegebiet Naumannstraße, Wilhelm-Kabus-Straße 72,(34.2) 10829 Berlin (Schöneberg) Welcome to the LAB! With the advent of the post industrial service and knowledge economy current working conditions have changed. This development has brought people into the different places as a workspace. The LAB is something very spontaneous when work has to be shown and discussed. LAB is not fixed to a specific place or location. It is a ‘get together’ to present current research in an informal setting like in the …


Rumiko Hagiwara (NL/JP), Karen Vermeren (BE) 


Saturday, June 24th, 2017, start: 5 pm ! We serve iced Campari Soda!!!! LAB Presentations by Rumiko Hagiwara and Karen Vermeren Welcome to the LAB! With the advent of the post industrial service and knowledge economy current working conditions have changed. This development has brought people into the different places as a workspace. The LAB is something very spontaneous when work has to be shown and discussed. LAB is not fixed to a specific place or location. It is a ‘get together’ to present current research in an informal setting like …


Goeun Bae and Selina Grüter & Michele Graf


20th of February GOEUN BAE and SELINA GRÜTER & MICHELE GRAF. Welcome drinks and presentations by Goeun Bae, Nora-Swantje Almes, Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf! Nora-Swantje Almes will serve hot wine and other tasty liquids! Goeun Bae’s work discloses a personal story that reflects the vulnerable and unstable position of women in today’s society. Bae’s works become the voice that unveils and challenges the often hidden violence and oppression inflicted upon women. By using the body, she expands the affective reasoning that is tied inside of her and eliminate the …


Notices

'Notices' is textual information and documentation linked to the artist research.

Excerpt: Little dialectic of a city wanderer


Posted by Nickel van Duijvenboden The following lines were written in response to a Dutch artist’s request to contribute an essay to his forthcoming book of drawings. Having just arrived in Berlin, I could only write my text from my current surroundings and preoccupations. It combines several themes that together form the starting point of my residency at ABA: psychogeography (exploring a local condition through walking), written correspondences and music. For me, these fields are closely associated, and the possible ways in which they dovetail determines the current focus of …


Site-specificity


Posted by Aleksander Komarov Site-specificity and environmentalism Smithson delineated the concepts of “Site” and “Nonsite” to designate theoretical differences in the physical context of work produced. “Nonsite” was termed as an “indoor earthwork” and indicated a piece that could be exhibited in a gallery setting, displacing natural materials from their original sites with accompanying drawings or photographs. “Site” referred to those works created outside the gallery infrastructure in site-specific locales with materials taken from that location. Smithson’s iteration of these new frameworks along with the activist mentality of the late …


徒然草 (Tsurezuregusa)


Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness, alternatively: The Harvest of Leisure) is a collection of Japanese essays written by the monk Yoshida Kenkō between 1330 and 1332. Tsurezuregusa comprises a preface and 243 passages (段, dan), varying in length from a single line to a few pages. Kenkō, being aBuddhist monk, writes about Buddhist truths, and themes such asdeath and impermanence prevail in the work, although it also contains passages devoted to the beauty of nature as well as some on humorous incidents. The original work was not divided or numbered; the …


Sponsoring institutions

ABA offers residencies through different sponsoring institutions.
Candidates are encouraged to apply directly at the partnering institutions.


Collaborators

Hamburger Bahnhof
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
KW
DAAD
Ethnologisches Museum

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