Asia Contemporary Arts Platform NON Berlin and Berlinerpool Arts Network present Chapter #1 ART SPACES BERLIN / KOREA – the first episode of a comparative study exercising the impressions of a preliminary research with gathered material from 7 selected art spaces invited by NON Berlin and Berlinerpool respectively. The public event takes the form of a presentation and archival exhibition that will represent the 14 art spaces by means of documentation in an architectural frame designed to visualize a thread of intersections to enhance a net of inter- actions.

 We want to test a systematic “grammatical” approach towards the way in which content is curated and delivered by these organizations. How productive meaning can be created out of their content by making the invisible “visible”, evidencing rules of relationships between elements that make meaning possible, communicative and interactive.

“The Grammar of the Independent Art Scene – Glocal perspectives on Independent cultural production” is a comparative research study and a dialogue initiated by Asia contemporary art platform NON Berlin and Berlinerpool Arts Network with invited independent art spaces, artist resi- dencies, art collectives and art archives from Berlin and Korea.

SPACES

Korea: Gallery LOOP, community space LITMUS, Artspace HUE, O’NewWall, iGong, openspace BAE, artspace Purl

Berlin: LAGE EGAL, Spor Klübü, Meinblau, Errant Bodies, District Berlin, Pavilion am Milchhof, L’Atelier-ksr

“The Grammar of the Independent Art Scene – Glocal perspectives on Independent cultural production” is a comparative research study and a dialogue initiated by Berlinerpool Arts Network  with invited independent art spaces, artist residencies, art collectives and art archives.

By focusing on self-organized cultural bodies from different cities, we want to facilitate a sustainable collaboration among the cultural practitioners from both places, establishing partnerships, sharing curatorial perspectives and supporting strategies for survival in the precarious ecology of the independent cultural production.

We want to test a systematic “grammatical” approach towards the way in which content is curated and delivered by these organizations. How productive meaning can be created out of their content by making the invisible “visible”, evidencing rules of relationships between elements that make meaning possible, communicative and interactive.

The Grammar of the Independent Art Scene | Glocal perspectives on independent cultural production © 2014

Concept I Paz Ponce

Chapter #1 ART SPACES BERLIN / KOREA – Project production and coordination I asia contemporary art platform NON Berlin and Berlinerpool e.V
Exhibition, Design I Ido Shin, Translation I Nayeon Kim
In cooperation with Nonprofit Art Spaces Network, Korea
Supported by Koreanisches Kulturzentrum Berlin

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10. September 2014