Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

COVEN BERLIN

2013
Initiative

Kiona Hagen Niehaus, Dr. Self, video work in the frame of PROBAND WERDEN, Foto: Billie Sara Clarken

future babies, performance in the frame of the exhibition LUCKY, 2018, Foto: Judy Landkammer

The art scene, spaces, artists, and initiators in the past ten years (being a continuum of what has gone before) in a nutshell, can be seen to have changed from individual authorships to more collective ones. They act in opposition to the anonymized corporate structures, in particular the giant housing conglomerates (these destructive collective edifices that have the same legal rights as a sentient individual human being) that threaten to dissemble the unique fabric of the city of Berlin that provided a fertile ground in which these initiatives could rise, connect, and thrive. So the project room scene provides a positive counter-weight to these destructive development processes as a living, breathing, collaborative, and inclusive network. I hope that this fabulous project room network does not drown in the indifference of mainstream political thinking in the city of Berlin.I have never really been a friend of these kinds of networks, but from what I can see, you have done a pretty good job for the visibility of and necessity for free spaces.Berlin ist zwar noch interessant, jedoch gibt es inzwischen auch andere europäische (vor allem ost­europäische) Metropolen, die mit ähnlichen Attributen wie Berlin werben.