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Almuth Baumfalk, Tania Bedriñana, Tine Benz, Christine Berndt, Dagmar Binder, Harald Birck, Vicente Blanco Mosquera, Ronald de Bloeme, Roland Boden, Mari Brellochs, Katja Brinkmann, Laura Bruce, Salvador Cidrás Robles, Ben Cottrell, Ulrike Dornis, Hannah Dougherty, Markus Draper, Sae Esashi, Norman Gebauer, Christiana Glidden, Franziska Goes, Agnès Hardy, Eberhard Havekost, Martin Henkel, Herr Sphen, Olaf Holzapfel, Sybille Hotz, Christiane John, Stephan Kurr, Wing Yip Lap, Ingrid Lill, Stefan Lux, Saskia Meesters (CBK-Studio), Barbara Morgenstern, Wessel Muller, Aino Nebel, Esther Neumann, Alien Oosting, Daniel Pflumm, raumlabor_berlin (Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Förster-Baldenius, Jan Liesegang, Matthias Rick, Axel Timm), Nicole Riegel, Adrian Rovatkay, Viola Rusche, Sophia Schama, Wolfgang SchlegelMargot Schmitt, Despina Stokou, Jörg Suermann, Ines Tartler, Ona Tav, Joël Verwimp, Vanessa Wood, Dominic Wood, Frank Zucht.
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Nezaket Ekici: Nazar

Dressed in a long robe composed of 600 shiny blue glas amuletts Nezaket Ekci makes her way through the Kreuzbergian Wrangelstrasse. These “blue eyes” from Turkey (turkish: nazar) shall protect the bearer and are said to avert “the evil eye”.  But here the artist draws all glances on her and her dazzling robe of 40 kilos weight. In consequence, she becomes both: a powerful bearer of the amulett and the possible victim of these glances. The performance “Nazar” creates an attractive picture and thereby thematises the paradoxes of defense. “Nazar” was first per­formed in Istanbul in 2005.

Duo Stoll & Wachall: Dis-Infection

The German Medical Handbook defines disinfection as “turning dead or living ma­terial into a state of no longer being infectuous”. In the name of defense the duo Stoll & Wachall was engaged to patrol through the “Schlesischer Busch”, dressed up in protection suits, carrying tanks on their backs. Their mission: “Disinfection of the park and its visitors, to prevent them and us against all thinkable infections. By this security measure we increase both, the general hygenie and the general hysteria. We take care for all invisible killing cells. We fight back all attacks from bacteria, germs, and viruses.

Anny and Sibel Öztürk: NÖ-Performance

Experience the remake of the legendary Beuys art performance “ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee”, first performed at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in 1986 !
Anny and Sibel Öztürk meet on the green meadow where they skillfully practice what our fellow citizens of turkish origin like to do in the public greens of Berlin: they have a picnic. And what are they doing besides having a picnic in the public green of Berlin? Right: they do the Joseph Beuys ! In accordance with the historical original, the sisters are taking turns in the acts of confirmation and negation while in their per­for­mance they substitute the german “nee” (no) by the more emphatic “nö”.

Nezaket Ekici: Nazar

Duo Stoll & Wachall: Dis-Infection

Anny and Sibel Öztürk: NÖ-Performance





Ona Tav: The Well-Spring Body

Nevin Aladag: Raise The Roof

Shahram Entekhabi/Becky Ofek:
Boxing Box

Ona Tav: The Well-Spring Body


You are wandering through a park. On one of its trees you see a white knight’s armour tied to its stem and two of its branches. Tears of red wine are running down from the eyeholes, slashing the white body on its way down to the feet into a basin so to satisfy one’s thirst. Day after day the tree keeps on standing. The cloud is the ceiling of the skies and we are drinking from its sweat. We dunk our cup into these tears of wine so that in our throat they will turn into fire and we can await the tears from the skies. There is no soul without a world and no tears without a soul. He dressed up in metal to prevent the world from pain but he couldn’t stop his own crying.


Nevin Aladag: Raise The Roof


Nevin Aladag stages a sort of dance on the roof of the Kunstfabrik. Four dancers move to the beats of four different pieces of music which the audience will not hear but only learn titles and length. Instead, they hear the amplified sound of kitten heels piercing through the prepared dance floor.This dance on the roof – where in earlier times GDR border soldiers patrolled – is not a mutual dance. In twofold isolation, marked-off from each other and from the audience, the gestures of attraction and defense constituted in this dance have lost all points of reference.


Shahram Entekhabi/Becky Ofek:

Boxing Box

My dearest sport fans, the shadow lighted area is filled with the poisoned dirty smell of no return. This is not about fighting, this is about living, my dear friends. Come and see the warm aggressed blood of 2 dangerous fools exploding like a Russian nuclear power sta­tion in an unforgettable century fight between the sexes. Woman versus Man, Bitch ver­sus Bastard. Be witness of the battling Cyclops high up in the sky, fighting their gender pain away. Bäng bäng buff.

A project by Shahram Entekhabi and Svenja Moor
in co-operation with the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. and with the friendly support of the Regierender Bürgermeisters von Berlin, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten
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Francesco Apuzzo, Almuth Baumfalk, Tania Bedriñana, Julia Beister, Tine Benz, Christine Berndt, Dagmar Binder, Harald Birck, Vicente Blanco Mosquera, Ronald de Bloeme, Roland Boden, Mari Brellochs, Katja Brinkmann, Laura Bruce, Salvador Cidrás Robles, Ben Cottrell, Ulrike Dornis, Hannah Dougherty, Markus Draper, Norman Gebauer, Christiana Glidden, Franziska Goes, Agnès Hardy, Eberhard Havekost, Martin Henkel, Herr Sphen, Olaf Holzapfel, Sybille Hotz, Christiane John, Stephan Kurr, Wing Yip Lap, Ingrid Lill, Stefan Lux, Barbara Morgenstern, Wessel Muller, Aino Nebel, Esther Neumann, Nico Parlevliet (CBK-Atelier), Daniel Pflumm, Nicole Riegel, Adrian Rovatkay, Viola Rusche, Sophia Schama, Wolfgang Schlegel, Margot Schmitt, Nicole Schuck, Despina Stokou, Jörg Suermann, Ines Tartler, Ona Tav, Axel Timm, Joël Verwimp, Vanessa Wood, Dominic Wood, Frank Zucht. 2008
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Heidi Sill/Wolfgang Schlegel/Martin Pfahler: Finissage

18.11. - 17.12.2006

After a successful exhibition program with national and international artists, the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. is now marking an end to its seven-year existence as art gallery. We would like to celebrate this appropriately with you, the supporters, friends and all enthusiasts of the 2yk gallery.

Deciding as curators for contemporary positions lastly also had its seeds in the experience that we have from being artists ourselves. The mutualities and differences of both roles were the basis of our teamwork. This is why the team of curators - Martin Pfahler, Wolfgang Schlegel and Heidi Sill - would like to bid farewell from their audience with their own exhibition:

Martin Pfahler transfuses moments of physical lability into the physics of spacial construction. In his latest sculpture collapsed structure he designs a space that acts as a piece of clothing which is both analogous and a counterpart to the human body. The functions of statics are reversed, the space is in the process of convolution.

Heidi Sill, Finissage
Heidi Sill, Finissage, 2006

In Fassaden, Wolfgang Schlegel reconstructs marginal industrial products. The constructed perspective of the large-scale wall relief awaits the active participation of the perceiving observer. He becomes witness to the metamorphosis of view, in which self-recognition and irritation, foreignness and intimacy constantly alternate.

With her works of art, Heidi Sill is on the tracks of the physiognomy of death in an artistic-scientific cooperation of the Brandenburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam in 2006. Her work is based on forensic photographies, from which she didn't derive the spectacle of violence but a gentle, fictitious reconstruction of the human countenance - a manifold overlay of pathological traces, which in the end do seem to melt together into a human portrait.
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Open since 1999, the gallery offers 250 square meters exhibition space, thus being one of the biggest non-profit gallery spaces in Berlin. The exhibtions curated by own and guest curators invite to experiment with new forms of exhibiting and presenting art. The  curators team of the 2yk Gallery 2006 was represented by Martin Pfahler, Wolfgang Schlegel, and Heidi Sill.

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Gasag Art Award 2006

Ulrike Kuschel: from the series Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm 1926-1954,
2006, courtesy of Ulrike Kuschel
Ulrike Kuschel: from the series Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm 1926-1954,
2006, courtesy of Ulrike Kuschel

Ulrike Kuschel, Stand No. 130/Bibliothek

Ulrike Kuschel’s work deals with German history, in particular Nazi Germany and the history of former East Germany. For Ulrike Kuschel it is alongside the historical research, rather important to use different reproduction techniques on the one side and to connect / confront photography and text on the other side. Her work "Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm 1926 – 1954" in the Art Forum’s library deals with the documentation of 31 exhibitions, fairs and political events from the years 1926 – 1954. Central to each poster is a quote from the relating exhibition or fair catalogue that indicates the political

direction of the exhibition. Hereby it is for her rather important to point out the linguistic characteristics and the thematic main focus. At the stand of Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. she is represented with her work "Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm, 3 Kataloge (1936-1938)".


Gitte Schäfer, Talk Lounge


Both in painting and sculpture as well as installation work, Gitte Schäfer transforms familiar predominantly folk objects and motives into subtle transformed, abstract artefacts. The artist disassembles the objects, mainly found on flee markets, unerringly and rearranges them intuitively to new phantasy entities, that are taken out of their context and function. On this years Art Forum Gitte Schäfer designs the Talk Lounge with her piece "Der zerbrochene Krug", by letting the podium happen in a classical 'peek box'. An alienated stage is situated in the existing architecture of the Palais. The stage is equipped with carefully chosen requisites, that Gitte Schäfer chooses partly by superficial criteria such as colour and texture. In the conscious composed arrangement these requisites suggest – like emblems – a known, but not explicitly ascribed milieu: Suggesting a kind of room of a farmhouse or folk theatre. Just a kind of … though.

View of the Talk Lunge by Gitte Schäfer
View of the Talk Lunge by Gitte Schäfer

video sculpture | architectural device | rotating figure inscribing a circle, photo: rem, Berlin, copyright: Peter Welz
video sculpture | architectural device | rotating figure inscribing a circle, photo: rem, Berlin, copyright: Peter Welz

Peter Welz, Kleiner Stern


Peter Welz is showing his piece "video sculpture | architectural device | rotating figure inscribing a circle" in the Lounge "Kleiner Stern" on this year’s Art Forum. The piece deals with the human figure in spaces. The artist documents with two cameras a moving human figure that describes a circle on a turning disc and at the same time is being moved by the disc. Thus a moment of standstill in full movement is being created. Through the variations of the cameras’ perspectives, Welz manages to show the human figure in its reverse position in the room. By projecting these different moving sequences on a wall construction, his work obtains an architectural sculptural character. The almost constructivist wall arrangement allows the viewer open sight on the technical, raw behind-the-scene construction. Peter Welz manages to show time through moving standstill with assistants of the medium video.

Gasag Art Award 2007: Mandla Reuter
Gasag Art Award 2005: Clemens von Wedemeyer
Gasag Art Award 2004: Nezaket Ekici
Gasag Art Award 2003: Judith Hopf
Gasag Art Award 2002: Carsten Fock

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  Francesco Apuzzo, Almuth Baumfalk, Tania Bedriñana, Julia Beister, Tine Benz, Christine Berndt, Dagmar Binder, Harald Birck, Vicente Blanco Mosquera, Ronald de Bloeme, Roland Boden, Mari Brellochs, Katja Brinkmann, Laura Bruce, Salvador Cidrás Robles, Ben Cottrell, Katja Diallo (CBK-Atelier), Ulrike Dornis, Hannah Dougherty, Markus Draper, Norman Gebauer, Helga Geng, Christiana Glidden, Franziska Goes, Agnès Hardy, Martin Henkel, Eberhard Havekost, Martin Henkel, Herr Sphen, Olaf Holzapfel, Sybille Hotz, Christiane John, Jörg Kreutzer, Stephan Kurr, Wing Yip Lap, Ingrid Lill, Stefan Lux, Michael Markwick (CBK-Atelier),  Barbara Morgenstern, Wessel Muller, Aino Nebel, Esther Neumann, Daniel Pflumm, Nicole Riegel, Jean-Christopher Roelens, Adrian Rovatkay, Viola Rusche, Sophia Schama, Wolfgang SchlegelMargot Schmitt, Despina Stokou, Ines Tartler, Ona Tav, Axel Timm, Joël Verwimp, Vanessa Wood, Dominic Wood, Frank Zucht.   2008
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Product & Vision

Interfaces and boundaries between art and economy is the subtitle of the project Product & Vision, initiated by Mari Brellochs and Henrik Schrat and implemented in cooperation with Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. and a group of international artists, researchers and consultants.

Product & Vision: Workshop at Cornelsen in April 2005
Workshop at Cornelsen in April 2005

The project explored parallels in artistic and business enterprises. How do organizations learn, e.g. corporations, and how do individuals learn, e.g. artists? What does social responsibility mean within an art context, what does it mean in the business world? What sophisticated survival techniques have been developed in both fields? In the project, the business, the enterprise became a model, a starting point for artistic work.

In a six month process, participants focussed on the Berlin-based publishing house Cornelsen Publishing for educational media. As "model business", Cornelsen gave insight into its organisational structures and working processes. Employees of the company were interviewed by artists and consultants or directly involved into project development. The systemic organisational consulting firm osb-i accompanied the project as observer and conceptual advisor In September 2005, the results of the focus on the model business were presented in an exhibition at the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben besides more general works relating to the field of arts & business.

Furthermore the reader "Sophisticated survival techniques. Strategies in art and economy", exploring the field from 22 different theoretical positions, has been published as part of the project at publishing house Kulturverlag Kadmos (appointment form).

In March 2006 a second edition, entitled "Product & Vision. An experimentation between art and business" will be published at Kadmos as well. It is exhibition catalogue, project documentation and forum in one book.

Further information at www.produktundvision.com

Photographies: Kai Ziegner/Tobbias Kruse and Reinigungsgesellschaft

Product & Vision. Exhibition view
Product & Vision. Exhibition view

Product & Vision: Project by the artist group Reinigungsgesellschaft
Project by the artist group Reinigungsgesellschaft

Produkt & Vision: Podest
Exhibition's architecure, designed by Raumlabor and Beeke Bartelt
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Kunst im Bau

On the occasion of the Lange Nacht der Museen on 29th January 2005 the Gasag and the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben will celebrate the grand opening of the new restyled floors "Kunst im Bau" in the Gasag-Haus on the Reichpietschufer.

Frank Kästner, Haltung (Attitude), 2004
Frank Kästner, Haltung (Attitude), 2004

Esther Neumann, Seestück Waldstück (Sea and forest scenery), 2004
Esther Neumann, Seestück Waldstück (Sea and forest scenery), 2004



So the third round of the joint venture of the Gasag and the Kunstfabrik, based on sponsorship, has been reached and the art collection of the Gasag is extended by ten pieces of art.

Stefan Beck, Roland Boden, Katja Brinkmann, Daniel Buchheit, Frank Kästner, Esther Neumann, Adrian Rovatkay, Sarah Schönfeld, Heidi Sill, and Tristan Wolski in the fourth and fifth floor of the building, that stands under monumental protection put into practice their site-specific works of art.

The basis for the project "Kunst im Bau" is established by a closed competition in the form of an annual announcement. It's adressed to artists, which are associated with the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., the carrier of Berlin's largest studiohouse for fine Arts. The invited artists are requested to develop proposals for every two floors in the Gasag-Building.

In this way not only a collection with current positions of contemporary art come into existence, but primarily a collection, which excels as visual response to the architecture of Emil Fahrenkamp, by the use of communication projects with the employees of the Gasag or by artistic interventions in their working and living reality.



  To choose the very best of the art work behoove to an independent expert jury, in that were associated Gabriele Horn (Executive KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin), Veronika Kellndorfer (artist), Andreas Koch (Gallery Koch und Kesslau), Dr. Eberhard Maria Richter (Gasag) und Ute Tischler (Cultural Department Lichtenberg).

Roland Boden, Bei Gasgeruch muß Hilfe her! (In case of gas smell call for help!), 2004
Roland Boden, Bei Gasgeruch muß Hilfe her! (In case of gas smell call for help!), 2004

Katja Brinkmann, untitled, 2004
Katja Brinkmann, untitled, 2004
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Gasag Art Award 2005

The Gasag Art Award which promotes and supports young Berlin artists goes to the film and video artist Clemens von Wedemeyer. Pauline Kraneis and Slawomir Elsner are both decorated with a promotional prize. The award ceremony will take place on September 29th, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the talklounge of the Art Forum Berlin, which will be designed by the laureates.

The three laureates were selected in a two step procedure: The freelance curators Inke Arns, Ulrike Kremeier, and Johannes Schmidt, as well as the journalist Brigitte Werneburg nominated the following artists - each of them not younger than 35 years and with a Berlin address: David Adam, Hamra Abbas, Tobias Buche, Stef Burghard, Hannah Dougherty, Slawomir Elsner, Pauline Kraneis, Sebastian Lütgert, Eleonore de Montesquiou, Jenny Rosemeyer, Jorinde Voigt, Suse Weber, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Florian Wüst.



As the jury, the curators Zdenek Felix and Harm Lux as well as Martin Pfahler from the 2yk gallery chose the laureates.

The selection of the winners is made by a jury, consisting of the freelance curators Zdenek Felix and Harm Lux, and Martin Pfahler from 2yk gallery. The award ceremony will take place in the evening hours of September29th, 2005 at Art Forum Berlin.



Gasag Art Award 2007: Mandla Reuter
Gasag Art Award 2006: Ulrike Kuschel
Gasag Art Award 2004: Nezaket Ekici
Gasag Art Award 2003: Judith Hopf
Gasag Art Award 2002: Carsten Fock

  At the Kunstfabrik's stand
At the Kunstfabrik's stand

View of the Talk Lounge, designed by Slawomir Elsner
View of the Talk Lounge, designed by Slawomir Elsner

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  Almuth Baumfalk, Tania Bedriñana, Julia Beister, Tine Benz, Armin Bicker, Dagmar Binder, Harald Birck, Vicente Blanco Mosquera, Ronald de Bloeme, Roland Boden, Mari Brellochs, Katja Brinkmann, Salvador Cidrás Robles, Markus Draper, Jereon Fransen (CBK-Atelier), Norman Gebauer, Helga Geng, Franziska Goes, Agnès Hardy, Diana Hartung, Christiane Hause, Eberhard Havekost, Jeppe Hein, Herr Sphen, Olaf Holzapfel, Sybille Hotz, Patrick Huber, Christiane John, ++Kooperation PRIVAT (Jörg Finus, Torsten Hennig), Ton Kraayeveld (CBK-Atelier), Jörg Kreutzer, Wing Yip Lap, Ingrid Lill, Ute Lindner, Barbara Morgenstern, Wessel Muller, Aino Nebel, Julia Neuenhausen, Esther Neumann, Daniel Pflumm, Fred van Reijen (CBK-Stipendiat), Nicole Riegel, Adrian Rovatkay, Martin Ruge, Viola Rusche, Wolfgang Schlegel, Margot Schmitt, Heidi Sill, Despina Stokou, Jörg Suermann, Ines Tartler, Ona Tav, Axel Timm, Joël Verwimp, Ed Wiesinger, Corinna Wittke, Vanessa Wood, Dominic Wood, Bas Zoontjens, Frank Zucht.   2008
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Kunst im Bau
 
The collection "Kunst im Bau" is continously growing. Meeting once a year, the jury selected the submissions of the following artists for the realization in the Gasag building at the Reichpietschufer: Stefan Beck, Roland Boden, Katja Brinkmann, Daniel Buchheit, Frank Kästner, Esther Neumann, Adrian Rovatkay, Sarah Schönfeld, Heidi Sill and Tristan Wolski.

Almuth Baumfalk, Konstruktionsanleitung
(Construction manual), 2002
Almuth Baumfalk, Konstruktionsanleitung
(Construction manual), 2002



The independent jury consisted of Gabriele Horn (Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur/Administration for science, research and culture Berlin), Veronika Kellndorfer (artist), Andreas Koch (Gallery Koch und Kesslau), Dr. Eberhard Maria Richter (legal adviser Gasag) and Dr. Ute Tischler (Kulturamt Lichtenberg, curator).

Based on sponsorship the team project of Gasag and Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. goes now on its 3rd round. Since 2002 within the scope of an internal art competition the corridors of the Architecture Monument at the Landwehrkanal are the showroom for works of art. An invitation to tender is issued to artists who are associated with the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., operator of Berlin's largest studio house.


Axel Timm/Francesco Apuzzo, Switch, 2003
Axel Timm/Francesco Apuzzo, Switch, 2003

They are invited to develop concrete suggestions for two floors each in the Gasag building. In this manner a collection of current positions of contemporary art and above all a collection of the company is formed, characterized by creativ reactions to the architecture of Emil Fahrenkamp, by cooperation and communication projects with the employees of Gasag or by interventions to their respective reality of work and life.

  Alena Meier, Fluchtweg (Escape route), 2002
Alena Meier, Fluchtweg (Escape route), 2002


The increasing collection "Kunst im Bau" raises the interest of the public of Berlin. Thus more than 4000 visitors crowded the Gasag building during the "Lange Nacht der Museen" last January and took the opportunity to see the collection guided by an expert. The new selection of the art works is solemnly inaugurated in the framework of the "Lange Nacht" in January 2005.


Steve Johnson, Pedestrian Island No. 5, 2003
Steve Johnson, Pedestrian Island No. 5, 2003
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The Gasag Art Award 2004 goes to Nezaket Ekici, Laura Horelli and Gregor Hildebrandt

Nezket Ekici receives the Gasag Art Award 2004. Laura Horelli and Gregor Hildebrandt will be distinguished with a Promotion Prize.

The is donated by the Gasag is awarded in cooperation of Gasag and Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. It promotes and supports young Berlin artists who aren't older than 35 years. A jury consisting of Prof. Karin Sander from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Prof. Tony Cragg from the Universität der Künste Berlin as well as of Petra Prahl from the 2yk Galerie of Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben selected the three winners from a list of 15 nominated artists. The three winners included the following artists had been nominated for the Gasag Art Award this year: Lutz Braun, Andrea Büttner, Heman Chong, Andrew Gilbert, Lise Harlev, Sofia Hultén, Claudia Hummel, Deborah Ligorio, René Lück, Kristofer Paetau, Astrid Sourkova, and Christina Zück.

The Gasag Art Award is endowed with 5.000 €. The prize endowment of 5.000 Euro includes a work purchase by Gasag in the value of 2.500 Euro. Furthermore the Gasag finances a comprehensive art cataloque of the prize-winner. This year the promotion prizes endowed with 1.000 € each are awarded for the first time and underline the high claim of the prize to promote and support young and not yet established Berlin artists. An exhibition in the 2yk Gallery at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben shows works from Nezaket Ekici, Gregor Hildebrandt, and Laura Horelli from September 10th to October 8th (Thurday to Sunday 2-7 p.m.).

Gregor Hildebrandt

Gregor Hildebrandt, Es ist nicht alles Gold, was glänzt, 2004
Gregor Hildebrandt, Es ist nicht alles Gold, was glänzt, 2004

If you write, "Not all that glitters is gold," in golden letters, it reads curiously paradoxical. As a general statement these words apply to many things and to many situations. But this work of art is at variance with itself, since it is written in 24 carat gold foil letters on a free standing wall in the gallery. The general truth of this sentence contradicts itself here.The strangeness this common-place dictum aquires as the artist's golden handwriting on the wall is emphazised by traces of work and smudges of grey on this wall. As the certainty of these words dissolves, the visitor is left with an odd feeling of ambiguity and dejection. Also Hildebrandt's second work is all about appearances and their deceptiveness.
  "The Mirror" reflects everything that takes place in front of it. Yet the black surface built up of lines of videotapes doesn't give a clearly defined reflection, but a fractured image. You have to move up closely to see things clearly. Thus we do not see ourselves in the usual way but as if a stranger emerges from the dark to draw us into the mirror.

Laura Horelli


Laura Horelli, Media spree, Work in progress, 2004Laura Horelli, Media spree, Work in progress, 2004

Laura Horelli lets a random collection of documents speak for itself. The installation "media spree" shows a work of art in progress. A sequence of various documents demonstrates how the media landscape Spree slowly emerges and develops. Horelli visited the new media- and production places on the former industrial areal that hosts the building of the Kunstfabrik, too.

In the 2yk gallery of the Kunstfabrik Horelli presents the result of her six month's research: A wall of images, brochures and texts in loose sequence. There even is a settee and chairs that belonged to the former 'Senats-verwaltung für Kultur in Berlin'. The stark presentation contrasts with the sometimes rather humorous and entertaining content of the documents presented - some of them unintentionally funny, like commentaries of people living near by, or like some of the exaggerated commercial poetry of advertizing material and real estate leaflets. Yet in her photography Horelli transcends the documentary. She focusses on apparently random details that reveal obvious contradictions to things claimed in brochures or in interviews, or that seem like symbols of things felt and said.
  Nezaket Ekici

Nezaket Ekici, from the threepart work "Schlaraffenland" (Land of milk and honey), 2004 Nezaket Ekici, from the threepart work "Schlaraffenland" (Land of milk and honey), 2004

Ekici's monumental photography "Land of Milk and Honey" (Schlaraffenland) refers back to three of her former performances. In her performance "I had a Dream" (2003) Ekici knelt on a lawn and bit off individual leaves of grass, while she was watched by visitors of the Landesgartenschau Gronau-Losser. "180 Wishes" (2002) alludes to a Spanish custom on New Year's Eve. Those who eat 12 grapes as the clock stirkes Twelve, have 12 wishes free. In her performance Ekici tried to gobble up 12 kilograms of grapes in three minutes, thus pushing to its limits the idea behind this Spanish custom. Finally, "Emotion in Motion" (2000) tries to give bodily expression to the act of taking possession of a room and its furniture by kissing every single object and space. Seen as a whole, these performances express the oral act of taking possession. In "Schlaraffenland" there is an almost medieval sense of demonstrating temperance by showing intemperance. Those who cannot do anything in moderation will finally choke on an excess of grapes, of kisses and of self-imposed odd disciplines.
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Art Forum Berlin

Palais am Funkturm, stall No. 124

For the third time the Kunstfabrik presents itself on the Art Forum Berlin. In the Palais am Funkturm, stall No. 124, photo works of the Gasag Art Award Winner Nezaket Ekici are to be seen from 18. to 22 September 2004 in a stall design made by ++Kooperation PRIVAT.

As a manager of the largest studio house for fine artists in Berlin the art association presents itself with support by the Gasag on the Art Forum in the proven combination of a stall design by artists of the Kunstfabrik and the just decorated Winner of the Gasag Art Award 2004. In the stand of the group of artists ++Kooperation PRIVAT (Jörg Finus, Torsten Hennig) functional architecture consisting of do-it-yourself store materials connects with floral seeming objects, which refer back to their artificialness like a carnival barker. Arranged behind, the photo and video works of Nezaket Ekici stand out against, which do not only document their current performances, but in the expressive power of the monumental photographies formulate the claim on artistic autonomy.

On the Art Forum Nezaket Ekici executes the performances Fountain (17.09.) and Hullabelly (20.09.). The performances starts at any one time at 18 o'clock in front of the stall of the Kunstfabrik.

Nezaket Ekici, Fountain (Performance), Art Forum 2004

Nezaket Ekici, Fountain (Performance), Art Forum 2004

Nezaket Ekici, Fountain (Performance), Art Forum 2004
Nezaket Ekici, Fountain (Performance), Art Forum 2004

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++Kooperation PRIVAT, Plantage 1

++Kooperation PRIVAT, Plantage I, Art Forum 2004
++Kooperation PRIVAT, Plantage I, Art Forum 2004

A plantation is an epitome of domesticated nature, restrained nature, reduced to a benefit flora. "Plantage 1" is the title of the installation of the group of artists ++Kooperation PRIVAT (Jörg Finus, Torsten Hennig) for the stall of the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben on the Art Forum Berlin 2004.

The composition sizable sculpture consists of white-painted metal shelves. The panels of the varying shelf soils are filled with plastic canister, covered of white-painted shutters or decorated with plant mockups. Cold blue light from horizontal and perpendicularly fastened neon tubes dips the stall into an artificial light, distinguishes it by creating a certain mood from its environment. In the tungsten light of the daylight tubes prosper evergreen palms, emblematical forms from artificial turf, which are inserted like components into the static netting of shelf soils and - columns. The fusion of artificial and natural forms, the tectonic presentation of the vegetable one on and the animated architectural elements on the other side, marks also the four light boxes in the outer skin of the stall.

"The Psychotropical landscapes" are metamorphosis, manipulated landscapes, in which the Flora was divided into individual parts, duplicated and built again. Whereas the as multiple ones available "evergreen" palm mockups take the reverse way: They are alike to mimicries and even in two different aspects: While the large form imitates the palm, the used material copies the lawn.

++Kooperation PRIVAT play with the optic habits of the viewer, who is habitually convinced of the clearly defined border between nature and culture. In this respect the cold light of "Plantage 1" has a consciously selected moment, which may disillusion the romantic. The hope to encounter pure nature under the layers of the civilization is disappointed: "Lower than the asphalt lies the artificial turf."

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On the Art Forum Berlin the Turkish artist Nezaket Ekici executes two performances. In the performance "Fountain", on the occasion of the private view to 17.09. at 18 o'clock, Ekici stands for as a kind of living sculpture on a white pedestal. She wears a transparent dress, which is compound from water-filled urine bags. Around her five water buckets suggest a well basin. In the process of the performance the artist, balancing with considered movements on the high pedestal, empties the individual closed with valves water bags of her dress, whereby aiming with the water jet into the buckets, that thereby produced plash noise and the taken positions consciously evokes the comparison with a piddling male figure. Parallel to the performance at the stall of the Kunstfabrik the photo editions "Fountain blue" and "Fountain pomp" (by courtesy of Andrea Breitengraser) are issued. Beside "Fountain" with "Believe #2" and "Emotion in Motion" two further performances in short film sequences are presented to, for which likewise the argument with the body as living sculpture is the basis.

"Hullabelly" is the second performance of Ekici on Art Forum (20.09., 18 o'clock). Up to the exhaustion the scarf wearing artist swings a Hula Hoop to the sounds of Turkish belly dance music and accommodates the reverse opinions of sport, dance and physicalness to accordance. In a similarly clear way the homonymous phototrilogie "Orient and Okzident" correlate with (starting from 20.09.). Three complete body figures show the artist, in the characteristic style of old-masterly painting equipped with attributes, which retrieve the cliché of the Turk and Muslime, in order to dismantle it immediately again: The scarf wearing woman swings a Hula Hoop around her neck, those by the black garb of a Tschador completely cloaked believer exposed bangred made up lips and the coquettish movement of the belly dancer congeal in the gypsum arm. The films "Hulla Belly ", "Schleierkampf-Wedeln" and "Gypsum Belly Dance" presented at the stall dedicate themselves in different form to the topic of the cultural identity.

Nezaket Ekici (* 1970) was just decorated with the Gasag Art Award. The award, endowed with €5.000, promotes fine artists from Berlin in the age of up to 35 years and is assigned since three years in co-operation by Gasag and Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben. The catalog "Nezaket Ekici. Gasag Art Award 2004" is available at the stall of the Kunstfabrik to the subscription price of €12.

Gasag Art Award 2007: Mandla Reuter
Gasag Art Award 2006: Ulrike Kuschel
Gasag Art Award 2005: Clemens von Wedemeyer
Gasag Art Award 2003: Judith Hopf
Gasag Art Award 2002: Carsten Fock
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Kunst im Bau
 
The project Kunst im Bau is a major concern of Kunstfabrik. The Berliner gaz company Gasag is building up a collection of contemporary art by inviting artists to show their work in the public spaces of the Gasag headquarter which is located in the former Shell-House at Reichpietschufer. The Shell-House is one of the most attractive architectural sites in Berlin. Every year two new floors (staircases, corridors, lounges) will be provided with new art works from artists that are selected during a competition run by the Gasag and the Kunstfabrik.

The number of invited participants to this competition has triplicated in comparison with the previous year.


Tine Benz, Pipelines, Simulation, 2003
Tine Benz, Pipelines, Simulation, 2003



Blank & Jeron, Energie (Energy), Simulation, 2003
Blank & Jeron, Energie (Energy), Simulation, 2003

Moreover, the participants are more international than before.
The jury consisted of five people: Christian Hanussek, artist; Gabriele Horn, head of fine arts division of Berlin Senat; Andreas Koch, Gallery Koch und Kesslau; Dr. Ute Tischler, freelance curator and director of cultural board Berlin-Lichtenberg; Uwe Zeterberg, head of department Gasag.

The works were judged for their aesthetic qualities, their reference to the place either by form or by content, their consideration of the architectural situation of a listed building and their compatibility with the offices. This year's winners convinced the jury by eye-catching proposals, including the whole spectrum from decoration to abstraction:
Tine Benz, Blank & Jeron, Pierre Granoux, Geka Heinke, Steve Johnson, Florian Merkel, Markus Strieder, Caro Suerkemper, Axel Timm, Francesco Apuzzo and Maik Wolf.
 
Florian Merkel, Maßgabe (Measure)
Florian Merkel, Maßgabe (Measure), Simulation, 2003
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Gasag-Kunstpreis



The artist and guest professor at the Academy Berlin Weissensee Judith Hopf is the holder of the Gasag-Kunstpreis 2003 (Gasag-Kunstpreis Award), sponsored by the Gasag. The Berlin gaz company presented this young artist award to Judith Hopf, born 1969, on the occasion of a ceremonial act at the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben on September 18, 2003. At the same occasion the Berlin kunstherbst<03 celebrated its start. It was the second time that the Gasag in co-operation with the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben placed this award in order to promote young Berlin artists up to 35 years.

The Gasag-Kunstpreis is endowed with 5.000 EUR including a purchase of an art work to the amount of 2.500 EUR, plus an exhibition in the 2yk Gallery in the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben and the production of a catalogue sposored by Gasag. The artist was chosen in a procedure of two steps. First 16 Berlin artists were nominated for the Gasag-Kunstpreis. Secondly a specialized selection committee consisting of Ute Meta Bauer (berlin biennale); Angela
 


Judtih Hopf, Essigbaumäste
(Staghorn sumac boughs), 2004

Judtih Hopf, Essigbaumäste
(Staghorn sumac boughs), 2004
  Schneider (Neue Nationalgalerie) and Ulf Wetzka (2yk Gallery) decided in favour of Judith Hopf.

The winner was chosen after two rounds. In the first round 16 Berlin artists were nominated for the Gasag- Kunstpreis by the jury constisting of Ute Meta Bauer (berlin biennale); Angela Schneider (Neue Nationalgalerie) and Ulf Wetzka (2yk Gallery). In the second round they decided in favour of Judith Hopf. Judith Hopf's works owe something to drawing, installation, performance-art and video. The often result out of a process of communication with several other artists. On the occasion of the exhibition a catalogue was published with essays by Holger Kube Ventura and Sabeth Buchmann. The catalogue of 60 pages and numerous illustrations is available at the 2yk Galerie.

Gasag Art Award 2007: Mandla Reuter
Gasag Art Award 2006: Ulrike Kuschel
Gasag Art Award 2005: Clemens von Wedemeyer
Gasag Art Award 2004: Nezaket Ekici
Gasag Art Award 2002: Carsten Fock
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Art Forum Berlin

Palais am Funkturm, booth no. 108

For the second time Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, the largest studio house in Berlin, participates at the Art Forum Berlin, this year with works by Judith Hopf and Joël Verwimp.


Stand Kunstfabrik Art Forum 2003, Multiple "Freiraum" (free space), Joël Verwimp
Stand Kunstfabrik Art Forum 2003, Multiple "Freiraum" (free space), Joël Verwimp

Joël Verwimp, working in Kunstfabrik, created the concept of the booth. He presentes a multi-part installation titled: "Hosting Time - free space according to EU-norms: hotel room/cell in prison. Reflections on the relation between the law and the so called law of hospitality." In this installation he correlates the average dimensions of a EU standardised hotel room to the free space inside a prison cell.

  Judith Hopf, award winner of the Gasag award 2003, also works on free space. Her bronze sculpture is titled: "A cherry tree-like staghorn sumac's perch". The staghorn sumac, symbol of an unbeloved plant that occupies urban wastes and that hobby gardeners fight against merges with the cherry tree, the symbol of a romantic idea of nature.

The "can", a mobile, spontaneous and temporary architecure, will show up at the opening night with canned beer, DJs, video and live acts in front of the fair's entrance. (entrance Masurenallee, from 8 p.m. on)

Stand Kunstfabrik Art Forum 2003, Arrangement by Joël Verwimp

Stand Kunstfabrik Art Forum 2003, Arrangement by Joël Verwimp
  Judith Hopf, Dem Kirschbaum ähnelnder
Essigbaumast (cherry tree resembling staghorn sumac bough), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2003
Judith Hopf, Dem Kirschbaum ähnelnder
Essigbaumast (cherry tree resembling staghorn sumac bough), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2003
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Kunst im Bau



There was a tender among all the artists who have worked in the Kunstfabrik since the foundation in 1996. The selection committee had to consider different criteria of selection: the conditions of monument protection, the formal relations and as to content with regard to architectural preconditions and also the office situation.

Franziska Goes, Mitarbeiter - Bilder - Landschaft (Employees - Images - Landscape), 2002
Franziska Goes, Mitarbeiter - Bilder - Landschaft (Employees - Images - Landscape), 2002

A neutral selection committee has chosen 9 artists among 35 conceptions who will accomplish their art works in 2002: 
  Almuth Baumfalk, ++Kooperation PRIVAT, Franziska Goes, Sybille Hotz, Patrick Huber, Christiane John, Ute Lindner, Alena Meier, Wessel Muller.

++Kooperation PRIVAT, Transit I-V, 2002
++Kooperation PRIVAT, Transit I-V, 2002

The committee of selection 2002:
Carsten Döring, head of department Gasag; Gabriele Horn, official in charge of graphic art, senate for science, research and culture; Dr. Ute Tischler, Gallery in the Parkhaus; Andreas Koch, Gallery Koch and Kesslau; Christian Hanussek, artist. Up to the end of 2002 the works will be presented in the 1st and 2nd floor and in January 2003 they will be shown to the public during an inauguration.
  Wessel Muller, Zugang (Access), 2002
Wessel Muller, Zugang (Access), 2002
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Carsten Fock, 1939 1987 1989 2002 All You Can Eat, 2002
Carsten Fock, 1939 1987 1989 2002 All You Can Eat, 2002
   

 

 

 
Since 1997 the enterprise Gasag has granted the yearly prize of promotion for younger generation to graphic artists. A new concept concerning the Gasag-Kunstpreis was developed in direct co-operation with the Kunstfabrik without slightest restriction of artistic autonomy. The main parts of the new concept are the procedure of selection in 2 steps  

and the first presentation of the Gasag Kunstpreis 2002 in a gallery for contempory art. The Gasag-Kunstpreis includes a sum of 5.000 EUR, inclusive a purchase to the amount of 2.500 EUR and a catalogue of the prize-holder. The selection committee that consisted of Stephan Berg (art association Hanover), Britta Schmitz (Hamburger Bahnhof),

 

 

 

Ulf Wetzka (2yk Gallery) elaborated in exemplary way four artistic positions for the exhibition and named the this year's art prize-holder Carsten Fock, Staedel graduate and student of Per Kirkeby. The artists showed present works and projects during the exhibition in the 2yk Gallery from Sep 26th to Oct 27th, 2002.

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Art Forum Berlin

The Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben gives an insight into the spectrum of positions with an artistic platform at the Art Forum Berlin.

Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002

Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002


Wessel Muller

Wessel Muller (born in 1970, Netherlands, studio in the Kunstfabrik) provides with his installation "Storm the Studio" the frame for the performance at the Art Forum. He develops from industrial material of construction his installations like an outlined drawing. Cardboard, adhesive tape, varnishes are used as graphic elements. The works show a process of dispute with the direct surroundings, the own artistic situation and the mood of the town. The installation "Storm the Studio" created by Wessel Muller is inspired by building sites, Dadaistic art and sceneries in films like Once upon a Time, Mad Max and Apocalypse Now. The title is a quotation by the writer W. S. Burroughs, who relates to a feasibility of reality. The word "studio" is based on structures in the language and society as well as the respective mental character and way of dealing. The installation by W. Muller shown at the Art Forum Berlin 2002 includes the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben as a real place and idea in order to present Muller and the other artists from within this place.

Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002 Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002



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Carsten Fock

The exterior skin of the installation is working surface for the this year's Gasag art prize-holder, a Staedel graduate and student of Per Kirkeby, Carsten Fock. Furthermore, present works of art are shown. A contribution of the 2yk Gallery in the Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben that presents a group exhibition with regard to the Gasag art prize at the same time. The felt-tip pen drawings by Carsten Fock base on quotations regarding the graphic language of forms relating to art and design of 20 and 21 centuries. Humane silhouettes and textual fragments that are subjectively filtered and brought into abstract relation. The artist mixes personal texts with policy; song texts with everyday phrases.Multiples connecting lines draw attention to history and its reflection. "All you can eat", working title of the series at the Art Forum is completed by a T-shirt edition "Don't ride dead horses.

Carsten Fock, 2002 Carsten Fock, 2002

Carsten Fock, ship of fools, 2002
Carsten Fock, ship of fools, 2002

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Copyright

The artistic group
Copyright, consists of Ute Lindner, Patrick Huber and Bernhard Thome, has outlined and realized the thematic exhibition and book projects since 1999. Twice a year they are published within an edition of the art magazine of the same title Copyright. Copyright offers manifold possibilities of participation for artists, curators, philosophers and scientists of different fields. The group presented its topical project No 6 A bad place - however better than the world at the Art Forum. They have shown video cuts of the activities (expositions, performances, symposiums) since March 2002 as well as the present archives ( that could also be extended) on the subject places/bad places. Special highlight: sister Cordula alias Saskia Kaestner will distribute small portions of an intact world during a reading with talk.


Art Forum Berlin Talk

Sunday, Sep 29th 2002, 3 p.m.

Künstler - Entrepreneur - Wertentwickler.
"Wir investieren nur, wenn wir wesentlich mehr bieten können als Geld!"

Forms of co-operation between art and economy that create new realities and visions and meet present social demands will be discussed. The interplay between economic, organizing and symbolic spheres will be argued during the conversation with the participants (entrepreneurs, artists, curators). Limits will be explored and future perspective will be developed.

Podium participants:
Ruth Hammerbacher (management consultant), Inge Herbert (management of the project, Vivendi Water Deutschland GmbH, Berlin), Anna Maigler (cultural scientist, design manager, director Museum der Dinge, Werkbundarchiv, Berlin), REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT, (group of artists: Martin Keil and Henrik Mayer, Dresden, artistic interventions in social partial fields and enterprises, study "forum culture of enterprise", social function of art).

Conception:
artist, crucial working point art and economy/board Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V.), Nicoletta Blacher (cultural consultant Berlin-Vienna).

Organizer:
Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben in co-operation with the enterprise Gasag

Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002

Wessel Muller, Storm the Studio, 2002

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