Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

Kurt-Kurt

2006
Geburtshaus von Kurt Tucholsky
Lübecker Straße
13
Berlin
10559

Zaugg und Pfelder, Schmunzeln, Preview-Review, 2020, Foto: Jan Peter Zaugg

It’s hard to look back on the last ten years and not get distracted by Co-Vid and the massive interruption that has caused in all aspects of life. But generally, Berlin is getting more expensive, no news there: There are less store fronts perhaps to rent for a project space than there used to be. Facebook is no longer used as an announcement tool. Do young people still flock to Berlin?Art has the unique ability to help us expand our imagination and the way we think about the world. By bending the lines of logic and ­rational approaches, it offers a gateway to our collective unconscious and provides a terrain where everything is possible, hence pushing our thinking process forward. We see art and artists as seismographs for changes in society. There is also great freedom in art, addressing big and timeless questions that are independent of current economic and political realities and interests. Art can be a space for utopias, or for histories outside of history books. Art is important because it keeps us going through the difficult and dark times. Art keeps us alive.Wir brauchen für den Bereich Freie Szene/Kunstprojekträume ein noch viel größeres Fördervolumen. Auch eine langfristige Förde­rung für größere Projekträume (die bereits halb institutio­nalisiert sind) werden dringend benötigt.