Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

U144 Untergrundmuseum

1995
Linienstraße
144
Berlin
10115

Gießerei Sprachraum, reale Betriebsfunktion, 1995–2000, Foto: Uwe Walter

Volxmarine Revolution 1918–2018, Performance: Rainer Görß, Foto: Anja Rudolph

To run a space is a form of appreciation of other artists, it is an outcome of friendship and mutual understanding; it is an indication of trust between all involved. To run a space means to take responsibility. To run a space is not only self-organization – money may not be vital to put up a show – but it is for sure necessary to animate a space and keep it alive. The prize comes due to hard and merited work, but maybe a grant would be more befitting than a prize? Maybe an iron scaffold holding up a structure in advance is better suited than a gold star for accomplishments? To run a space is a full time job. A group of artists who share their enthusiasm, interests, time, and skills would impart a project with a larger circulation of assignments between the makers. I am convinced that the longevity and success of a space relies on a horizontally organized (net) work.Ich würde es das nächste Mal nicht mehr allein machen.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.