- Workshop -
Memory and commemorative culture: Artistic initiatives for public space
Wednesday, 8th, 16.15 – 17.30 Large Auditorium 2
Independently run, autonomous artistic initiatives outside official structures have become important factors in art in public space. These projects not only create artistic platforms aimed at incorporating artists but also exploit multifari- ously communicative, hence social and political, possibilities for contributing to the way public space is treated by the public. The workshop will present various examples and, based on these, discuss structures for fostering autonomous artists’ initiatives in the public domain.
Stefanie Endlich (Journalist, Author, University of Arts, Berlin)
Horst Hoheisel (Artist, Kassel, Germany)
Oscar Mauricio Ardila Luna (Artist, Colombia / Berlin)
Patricia Pisani (Artist, Buenos Aires / Berlin)
Frieder W.M. Schnock (Artist, Berlin)
Moderator: Elfriede Müller and Martin Schönfeld (Office for Art in the Public Realm / bbk Berlin)
Stefanie Endlich is a free-lanced journalist and author in Berlin. Teaching at Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin University of Arts) since 1978; Honorary Pro- fessorship since 2003. Panel member of special commission to the Berlin Senate Administration for Cultural Affairs to the Berlin Gestapo Grounds (1989/90) and since then member of both the working comittee and foundation council for the „Stiftung Topographie des Terrors“ (Foundation „Topography of Terror“). Member of expert commission of the Dachau concentration camp memorial museum. Pre- sidency of the committee for art and architecture of the „Stiftung Brandenburgi- sche Gedenkstätten“ (1995/96). Books and exhibitions on the theme of art in public space, monuments and memorial sites, visual arts, architecture and Berlin history.
Horst Hoheisel, German, lives and works in Kassel, Germany. 1944 born in Poznan, Poland. Study of forestry science, Assistant professor of forestry science of the University of Göttingen. Doctor degree about an ecological sys- tem analysis of a tropical rainforest. At the same time study (sculpture) at the art academy in Kassel. Travel to a Yomami tribe in the Amazonian rain forest. Since 1985 works about art and memory, internationally known as counter monuments or negative monuments.
Patricia Pisani was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 1990 she lives and works in Germany. Postgraduate studies at the Stuttgart Academy of Arts. 2002 Founded the Institute of Identity Issues | Since 2005 Member of the Com- mission for Art in Public Spaces with the BBK-Berlin. Numerous public space projects such as “Memorial to commemorate the victims of the Nazi Milita- ry Courts at Murellenberg”, Berlin/Charlottenburg, invited competition. First prize, realized in 2002, “Barrier Ballet”, interactive installation, Jungfernbrücke, as part of the Customs/Douane project, warehouse district, port of Hamburg, 2004, Memorial for the victims of the former Prenzlauer Allee Prison”, invi- ted competition. Entry: Oppose, Fulfill, Participate, Berlin, 2004 or “My North German Childhood”, participatory project as part of residencies at the Künstler- haus Lukas, Ahrenshoop and the Künstlerhaus Schleswig-Holstein, Eckernför- de, 2008-09. http://www.patricia-pisani.de
Elfriede Müller, Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Office for Art in the Public Realm), Kulturwerk des bbk Berlin (Professional Association of Visual Artists Berlin), is a historian, literary scholar, bookseller, publishing administra- tor, and translator. From 1980 to 1987 she worked in the art book trade in Paris. She studied in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1987 to 1993, and from 1993 onwards she has been in Berlin. Since 1994 she has been director of the Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum of Kulturwerk GmbH, bbk Berlin. With Martin Schönfeld and Britta Schubert, she co-edits the specialist journal kunst-stadt/stadt-kunst. She has published widely on the theory of art and culture and on contemporary history. Since 1997 she has been organising events relating to critical social theory within the framework of the “jour fixe” initiative berlin.
Martin Schönfeld, Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Office for Art in the Public Realm), Kulturwerk des bbk berlin (Professional Association of Vi- sual Artists Berlin). Martin Schönfeld is an art historian who was born in Berlin in 1963. He studied art history and sociology in Heidelberg, Bonn, and Berlin. Since 2000 he has been a member of the project team of the Büro für Kunstim öffentlichen Raum, Kulturwerk GmbH, bbk Berlin. He co-edits the specialist journal kunst-stadt/stadt-kunst. He has published various works on the relati- onship between art and the public domain and on the culture of remembrance in Berlin. Among other things, he co-authored the book Kunst in der Grosssied- lung (2008) and published documentation relating to commemorative plaques in Berlin.