The 10th international, interdisciplinary and topic centered exhibition project 2021
ART is DeaD ∞
VISUAL ART und NEW MEDIA
TANDEM - literature and visual arts in dialogue
and TANDEM - Science to listen to
positions out of art, literature and science
Opening 28th May 2021 (probably)
G.A.S-station, Tankstelle für Kunst und Impuls, Berlin sees itself as an experimental space for interdisciplinary neighbourhoods. In the exhibition project ART is DeaD ∞ in the G.A.S-station Berlin we want to give physical space to fine arts and new media. On the other hand, with the new format TANDEM - literature and visual arts in dialogue we want to revive the proven connection between literature and visual arts and TANDEM - Science to listen to.
Hardly anything has been declared dead so often and yet proven itself so durable as art. Critics, the market and even the artists themselves have all proclaimed the death of art. Art movements break with tradition and celebrate forms of resurrection again and again. On the one hand, our present day demonstrates a colourful side by side of positions and art forms that often contradict each other. On the other hand, the Corona pandemic has turned all supposedly familiar artistic presentation aspects and forms - including those related to production, distribution, and perception - upside down. We are stuck in a global lockdown, art venues are being closed down, and almost all over the world art in all its diversity is standing still. Art is shifting into the virtual space, and with it the ambience of physical surroundings is lost. A shared atmosphere has become an individual home sphere. We are in the middle of restructuring processes whose future significance cannot be estimated yet. The wave spills over into the virtual. Will there be a flashback, or are shared cultural moments passé?
Furthermore, the topic of our project-call can also be seen as part of a recurring tradition. The artists' movement Dada, launched in Zurich, already over a century ago now announced the death of traditional art in Berlin with its provocative manifesto.
But which art is dead? Can art even die? Or is only the emphasis shifting and something becomes systemically relevant because it is dead? And who or what determines what survives?
Further more information to the project you may find on the Call for Contributuion Side and is coming continuousely.