Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

Manière Noire

2009–2019

Anke Becker, Economic Word, 2017 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

… But definitely key words such as “project space”, “artist-run”, “grassroots”, “laboratory”, etc. are still good key words (to be constantly re-discussed) that underline the spirit and intention of such open experiments that somehow can only function as open experiments! A free interactive and inclusive format to create, express, and ex­change interdisciplinary ideas with spontaneous, playful, DIY approaches; having access to and exchanging various physical spaces to manifest all facets of what independent cultural production can unfold – also in the sense of creating social awareness and responsi­bility due to the fact that every single participant, no matter the “role” or “title” is deeply aware & involved in the process of making things happen, sharing responsibilities and profits (if there are any 🙂 … Investors and businesses assumed the form of faceless international partnerships with enormous capital and devouring public resources deciding on the future of all citizens, delivering less and less social protection and consideration for cultural and social diversity.It just makes my heart sing. Despite all that, I believe in art, but I guess it is about time to find new ways (again).Unsere Miete hat sich mehr als verdoppelt.