Discussions with the Artists
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr. 69, 10117 Berlin
Coordination: Andrea Andersen, Friederike Klapp.
The project authors and artists and guests taking part in the exhibition Shrinking Cities discuss their work.
Wed, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. /// "Artistic Projects in Untenanted Space" (english)
With Leo Fitzmaurice (Further up in the Air, Liverpool), Björnstjerne Christiansen (superflex, Copenhagen), Steffen Schuhmann (anschlaege.de, Berlin), among others. Moderation: Friedrich von Borries (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).
The groups Further up in the Air (Liverpool), anschlaege.de (Berlin), and superflex (Copenhagen) present art projects realized in untenanted apartments that interacted with the remaining residents. Discussion afterward.
Wed, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. /// "Play-Acting Shrinking - Shrinking Playfully" (german)
With Matthias Böttger (raumtaktik, Berlin), Manfred Butzmann (artist, Berlin),
Pia Lanzinger (artist, Munich/Berlin), Kai Reichelt (StadtBüro Hunger, Berlin), Georg Pohl, Annette Ullrich (Netzwerk Südost, Leipzig). Moderation: Friedrich von Borries (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).
Games are presented that deal with the topic of cities and urban development. The audience plays and discusses with those who developed the games.
Wed, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. /// "A Solitary Lad Tripping" (english)
With Yuri Leiderman (artist, Moscow). Moderation: Gregor Podnar (Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana).
A performance by the renowned Russian artist from the group Medical Hermeneutics; discussion afterward about his study trips to Ivanovo.
Wed, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. /// "Urban Landscapes" (english)
With Stan Douglas (artist, Vancouver, queried), Ingo Vetter, Annette Weisser (artist, Berlin). Moderation: Brigitte Franzen (TU Graz).
Two different artistic examinations of Detroit's urban landscape.
Wed, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. /// "New Worlds of Work" (english)
With Jonathan Charley, Florian Kossak (G.L.A.S., Glasgow), Katja Heinecke, Silke Steets (niko.31, Leipzig), Regina Bittner (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).
Discussion about the disappearance of industrial work, the rise of new flexible forms of work, and activities not encompassed by the classical labor market.