Three projects. The show of Andreas Fogarasi consists of various works which examine the branding of the public sphere. CODE:RED by Tadej Pogacar is a multimedia, collaboration project, which focuses on global sex work, and discusses the informal economy models. Sparwasser will also become the temporary operational Head Quarter of the International Necronautical Society (INS): an expansive, networked organisation sliding between the worlds of art, fiction, philosophy and media.
With CitySellingCityTelling Sparwasser HQ aims at providing space for research, investigation and knowledge production among artists focusing on various aspects of city identity. During a period of 6 weeks Sparwasser HQ will host three projects individually. Public Brands by Andreas Fogarasi consists of various works which examine the branding of the public sphere. Public administrations are starting more and more to present themselves to their citizens and tourists as a brand and, not least, to offer them the chance to identify with it. Hereafter Sparwasser HQ will be hosting CODE:RED by Tadej Pogacar: a multidisciplinary, multimedia, collaboration project, which focuses on global sex work, and discusses the informal economy models, self-organisation, and global trafficking. The presentation in Sparwasser HQ will include an exhibition, a roundtable discussion, and a publication of the third issue of the international newspaper SEX WORKER. Both form and content will radically change, when Sparwasser becomes the temporary operational Head Quarter of the International Necronautical Society (INS): an expansive, networked organisation sliding between the worlds of art, fiction, philosophy and media The INS Inspectorate Berlin asserts that 'Berlin is the world capital of death, hence also the world capital of erasure. The fabric of the city is nothing other than the erasure of the traces of death.'
The fourth project by Kristina Ask/Free Floating Faculty is a row of collaborative research projects, examining art as a way of producing knowledge. On 1 - 2 occasions the project, that is initially Ask's contribution to the exhibition City Rumble in Copenhagen, will dock at Sparwasser under the title Sharing knowledge/OpenSource BerlinCopenhagen Vice versa Free Floating Faculty will ship the projects from CitySellingCityTelling to Copenhagen, and host discursive workshops involving the local Copenhagen audience.
CitySellingCityTelling is part of the project Urban Art Sories, that tie together Copenhagen, Berlin and MalmÃ¶ in a joint cultural manifestation comprising a total of 29 participating projects. Urban Art Stories has taken shape through the joint efforts of various partners in Copenhagen, Berlin, and MalmÃ¶. http://www.urbanartstories.com
Thanks to The British Council.
Berlin events at Sparwasser HQ, Torstrasse 161
April 16. from 5pm to 9pm
Reception for all projects with small representative exhibition about the projects to come. The artists will be present.
April 19. from 7pm to 11pm
Opening of Andreas Fogarasi's project Public Brands
Exhibition period: April 20.-30
May 5. from 7pm to 11pm
Opening of Tadej Pogacar/ CODE:RED
Exhibition period: May 5.- 14
May 28. at 8 pm
Press conference, International Necronautical Society
Exhibition period: May 15.- 28
Copenhagen events by Kristina Ask/Free Floating Faculty
Workshops with Andreas Fogarasi, Tadej Pogacar/CODE:RED and INS (International Necronautical Society)
Kindly supported by Urban Art Stories
and The Danish Arts Agency (http://www.danish-arts.dk)
Sparwasser HQ presents:
International Necronautical Society
Kristina Ask/Free Floating Faculty
April 16., 5 - 9 pm,
The projects to come over the following six weeks will be presented with a one day exhibition
(see full program below)
The artists will be present.
April 20.- May 28. 2005
Offensive for Contemporary Art and Communication