Walch&Winkler: Miete Strom Instagram
Am Moritzplatz, Oranienstr. 58,10969 Berlin / 26.09. – 30.09.2018
Curated by: Raul Walch & Eric Winckler
With: Akim, Aram Bartholl, Peter Behrbohm, Dirk Bell, Bianca Benenti, Ekaterina Burlyga, Jan Bünnig, Black Palm, Maurizio Cattelan, Zuzanna Czebatul, Mariechen Danz, Broken Dimanche Press, Nadja Buttendorf, Gabi Dziuba, Charlotte Dualé, Leon Eisermann, Ólafur Elíasson, Jeschkelanger (Marie Jeschke, Anja Langer), Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Kevin Kemter, Lilli Kuschel, Julius Lehniger, Dennis Loesch, Jonas Lund, Michaela Meise, Simon Mullan, Mylasher, Anna Lucia Nissen, Ahmet Öğüt, Laure Prouvost, R&D ((Maru Mushtrieva & Emilia Kurylowicz), Robben & Winkler (Eric Winkler), Natalia Rolón, Fette Sans, Seriennummer (Vincent Grunwald), Hanna Schwarz, Clemence Seilles, Anna Szaflarski, Jan Timme, The Internet Shop, Rosemarie Trockel, Urara Tsuchiya, Ugemfo, Und. Studio, Viron Erol Vert, Vova Vorotniov, Raul Walch, Franz West, Marie Rømer Westh, Philip Wiegard, Helga Wretman
25.09.2018, 5 pm opening reception
28.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Raul Walch
30.09.2018, 2 pm FITNESS FOR NORMAL PEOPLE with Helga Wretman
30.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Anne Duk Hee Jordan
30.09.2018, 6 pm Panel with Jeschkelanger, Ahmet Ögut and Philipp Wiegard (german/english)
„Miete Strom Instagram“ (Rent Electricity Instagram) by Walch&Winkler is an event designed to reflect the work and living conditions currently prevalent among artists in Berlin. Rather than an invitation to passively view commercialised exhibition and market processes, the works put together here reflect the art scene’s current sense of identity, which emerges from a desire to independently analyse and participate in the fast-growing commercial interest in contemporary visual art. The aim of this study is to nurture artistic empowerment.
Beyond their artistic and geographic context, the works on show share a common functionality owing to the circumstances of their production, namely: in their obvious manifestation in the form of lamps, shoes and clothes, the objects highlight the artist’s existential need to create alternative means of income. The objects assembled at the Walch&Winkler event reveal a whole host of strategies and work methods that have arisen out of necessity among the community.
The event is being launched by two Berlin-based artists, Raul Walch and Eric Winkler. In their independent artistic practice, both are known to explore the de-, and re-contextualisation of created objects by continuously challenging the genre limitations of sculpture, conceptual art and performance.
Walch and Winkler see “Miete, Strom, Instagram” as a platform for introducing a range of business initiatives and a space to share and discuss experiences thereof. Besides hosting talks and presentations the event includes dining, with a variety of chefs initiating a reinterpretation of the New York artists’ restaurant FOOD.
“Miete Strom Instagram” runs an own daily shuttle service between the Art Berlin Fair and the exhibition