Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

Kunstasphalt e. V. / Galerie MAIFOTO

2009
Dresdener Straße
18
Berlin
10999

Ute Langkafel, BerlinTRANZITIstanbul, 2009, Foto: Ute Langkafel

Ute Langkafel, Oranienplatz WAS BLEIBT, 2019, Foto: Ute Langkafel

Even though COVEN doesn’t have our own project space (although we are thinking about getting a ­studio …), we make space, mainly for our queer community in Berlin and online. We make space to come together, meet each other, talk about stuff, and laugh. We try to pay as many queers as we can to make art with us. To think about art, to question art. Art for us has always been about creating community and offer alternatives to worn-out narratives. We like art for its world-making capacity.Kunst kann aufwecken, höher fliegen lassen, heilen, das Hamsterrad vergessen lassen, Missstände aufzeigen, sie ist über­lebensnotwendig.Art should first and foremost raise questions that are important for present and future societies. In the last decade, art has moved closer to science, technology, and society. It has become less commercialized and more diverse. We would like art to become not only illustrative and speculative, but also functional, embedding even more science and technologies within itself. This would encourage the audience to be even closer to art, perhaps more critical, diverse, ­tolerant, and creative.