Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

zqm

zwanzigquadratmeter

2007
Petersburger Straße
73
Berlin
10249

CKÖ, huuuu haaaa schnugi, 2016, Foto: Michel Bonvin

CKÖ, huuuu haaaa schnugi, 2016, Foto: Michel Bonvin

Kunst verliert ihre gemeinschaftsstiftende Qualität, sobald sie zum Privileg wird. Diese Qualität können im Besonderen Projekträume und inklusive Formate gewährleisten.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.The word “project space” is almost misleading to me. Projects do not have to take place in spaces. Radio shows, Instagram takeovers, and outdoor screenings are also projects. To focus on the aspect of space itself is to take a narrow view of what could – and is – happening in Berlin at the moment. The ideal project space would come with a budget for production and overhead costs. Ideally, also the curators ought to get paid.