Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

ADN Pförtnerhaus, Statsion, TACHO

2013
Initiative
Prenzlauer Promenade
149–152
Berlin
13189

Andrea Pichel, CNTRM 2, 2018, Foto: Christof Zwiener

Sonya Schönberger feat. Julius Heise, like a monkey with a miniature cymbal, 2015, Foto: Christof Zwiener

In the early years, we were not thinking so much about accessibility to our exhibitions and events in a physical sense of venues without elevators or events without translation, but also in a digital sense. For many years, our online magazine hadn’t been accessible for screen-readers for people with poor vision or the blind, or keyboard navigation for people with mobility issues, for example. Getting there was a journey, and I think we would now start from a more accessible place. I would want local politicians to make their funding applications more accessible, not only in terms of able-ism, but also in terms of all forms of discrimination, e.g. proof of citizenship, applications having to be written in German. I wish that they would give a universal basic income to everyone (not just citizens), open their borders, and make healthcare free, free for everyone.Die Diversität des Begriffs „Projektraum“ öffnet durchaus Horizonte, führt aber auch im Gegenzug zu fachlichen Überdehnungen des Kunstbegriffs. Der vorherrschende Fördermarkt-Sozial­­­darwinismus stellt Tiefgänge infrage. Komplexe kulturelle Trans­forma­tionsprozesse lassen sich mit den oft daraus entspringenden tagespolitischen Diskursen nicht ausreichend begleiten. Im Grunde genommen entsteht so ein Ober­flächen-Projektraum-Diskurs-Impressionismus.Art is what brought me and many thousands to the city of Berlin. Berlin, and all its changes, is art.