Picture 1: Sencer Vardarman (middle) engaged in a talk with curators
Picture 2: During mounting
Themes and Goals
Main themes are information processing and Sub-mediation mechanisms* in art, among these art archives and their usage potential.
Information processing in the global era is possibly even more important than the information itself. The difficulty lies in deciding whether the information is necessary or superfluous for our respective purposes. The larger the information quantity, the more dificult it will be to provide an outline.
Numerous information platforms, data bases and archives offer different solutions for different problems. And usually bring new problems with them. What are the problems encountered by those searching for information? What information is missing? What are suitable methods for supporting the disadvantaged?
The exhibition presents a visual abstraction of the curator as information user. Here curators participate as designers.
* Sub-mediation mechanisms are the actiities of art medaition that have as goal art professionals and not the public. they build bridges for example between artists ansd curators and galleries.
The project consists out of three linked parts:
The artists archive of the Berlin Pool will be available to the viewers on site in the form of a library with a place for reading.
A spatial exhibition simulation. An exhibition as a work of art designed by curators. Five curators currently or in the past intensively concerned with information processing in the arts that either live or work in Berlin, have been invited to design an exhibition from the archive of the Berliner Pool. On site, instead of the realization of these drafts, its simulation will take place. Instead of placing actual works, their outlines and signage will outlined on the walls and floor. The signage and descriptions indicate images available for viewing in the archive in the form of reproductions of absent works of art. The exhibition concepts of each curator are marked by different colored lines, layered in the exhibition space. The curators are free to invited artists outside the berlin pool, as well. In this case the portfolios should in the archive by the time the exhibition opens, and contain the selected art works. The exhibition simulation indicates a role reversal for the curators. They will be invited into a design process, in which they repeat their usual activities in an abstract form.
Curator, director of the art space Kreuzberg Bethanien, http://www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de/html/profil.html
Artist / curator
Artist / curator
Curator, director of the art house Bethanien http://www.bethanien.de
Artist / curator, Head Exhibition, Film and New Media, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Co-founder of Panchayat Library and Archive in London, which is located in the Harrow Learning Resources Centre (LRC) of the University of Westminster since 1997
Representatives from different institutions in Berlin will participate in a panel discussion. Themes are: Exchange of experiences and networking opportunities between various information platforms and art archives, information processing in art, efficiency and usability of the archives, static and dynamic archiving, support methods for disadvantaged groups, archives.... the participants are intensively preoccupied with information platforms. They either live in Berlin or their projects are centered in Berlin.
Participants in the Panel Discussion
Curator, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Database- Project of the Cultural Office (Kulturamt) Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain
Archive for Art in the Public Domain from the Kulturwerk of the bbk berlins GmbH (cultural organization of the professional artists association, Berlin Inc.)
Director, Office for art in the Public domain in the Cultural Office of the bbk Berlin, Inc.
artist, Initiator of the Berlin Pool, information- and communication platform
Artist, Initiator of artnews.info , internet informations- und communication-Platform
invited ( confirmation)
Culturebase, online Archive within the framework of the HKW partnership with the project
Moderator: Doreen Mende
REOPENING of the ARCHIVE February 17 6 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:March 05 5 pm
OPENING RECEPTION:March 05 7 pm
CLOSING RECEPTION:March 25 6 pm
EXHIBITION: March 05 - March 25
art transponder project space Brunnenstr 151, 10115 Berlin
Thursday 12am-5pm, Friday/Saturday 2-7pm
more information: www.berlinerpool.de
arttransponder project support: Tatjana Fell
Six Curatorial concepts for one room.
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The list of 48 selected works from 29 artist and the room plan for the exhibition.
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