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.

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 …


Johanna Viprey


Research project – Johanna Viprey (EN) In the contemporary artistic context, as more generally in all the fields of cultural and/or scientific research, one saw the development and the increase of the practice of « talk ». This term can bring together different forms as discussion, lecture or interview, in live or recorded, then archived and accessible on broadcasting platforms (museums, online magazines,Ted, The Talks…). This practice has increased both in institutional context (museums, art centers) and market area (galeries, art fairs). In parallel, one saw the development of different artistic practices …


Notices

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

Excerpt: Little dialectic of a city wanderer


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 my practice. If I were …


Excerpt: Little dialectic of a city wanderer


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 my practice. If I were …


Site-specificity


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 1960s underscored the interest …


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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