Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

ZK/U

Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (KUNSTrePUBLIK e. V.)

2002
Siemensstraße
27
Berlin
10551

OpenHaus, 2015, Foto: Lisa Johanna Thiele

FUSSBALLABALLA, 2016, Foto: Tanja Knaus

FB24, Foto: Tanja Knaus

Wir denken, dass Kunst ein Bewusstsein und eine Identität schafft, aus denen überhaupt erst politisch gehandelt werden kann.Answering this question seems to be the most difficult and an endless process for me because I have to ruminate on the past decade or so in which I have gone through Berlin as a female artist, a Korean artist, the founder and chief of an Asian contemporary art platform, and a mother. Since the very beginning, I have been interested in seeking a kind of universal identity, spanning the various backgrounds of ­Berlin-based contemporary artists in order to examine the question of identity as it is often perceived from the outside: according to gender, nationality, and cultural milieu. So I have created a space where the dichotomous logics about those issues could be discussed, proceeding with many projects. Above all, I had dreamt of creating a self-supporting space, based on an independent profit model. Recognizing limitations in workforce, culture, and the market of the art scene, however, I have experienced some moments of great suffering. But what has ­enabled me to endure those moments of suffering was not money but people, so that I would answer sincerely that a project space no longer means a physical space for me. It is a non-physical space, comprising people like artists, users and agents, or sometimes a network.Wenn die Stadt verkauft ist, erübrigen sich alle weiteren Fragen.