- 24.01.2020 19:00
Interstitial spaces also speak of concrete spaces—those that are supposedly unambiguous. Niches and in-between spaces are places of transit, transition, and change. In their indeterminacy they may welcome experiences of all kinds, but they also allow for the impossible and illusory to take hold. Sometimes they are functional spaces and, as such, places of a strange emptiness—of the inhospitable, of perseverance, of lingering. They speak of the Other, of what seems clear and unambiguous, raising questions, obscuring, and disguising.
The proposed artistic perspectives in this exhibition open up interpretations of in-betweens and thus, at the same time, question their opposite: the places that are supposedly concrete. It is thus revealed that unambiguity is arbitrarily produced through coexistence—in politics, culture, and society— arising from the power of consensus, from an agreement of many. Yet at the same time, it always produces its counterpart: the grey areas of the in-between.
The Interstitial Spaces exhibition takes the questions of CTM 2020’s theme beyond the margins of music.
Contributing artists: Sophia Bulgakova [UA/NL], Calmspaces [NL], Pau Delgado [UY], Anke Eckardt [DE], Richard Garet [US], Dana Gingras [CA], Wesley Goatley [UK], Loïc Koutana, NSDOS & Zorka Wollny [INT], Nural Moser [INT], Krista Belle Stewart [CA], Michael Wick [DE]
Curated by CTM (Oliver Baurhenn, Jan Rohlf, Remco Schuurbiers) with contributions by Martin Craciun and Sara Smet.
Funded by the Senate Department of Culture and Europe. Calmspaces and Sophia Bulgakova are supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien is funded by the local municipality of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
Opening times during CTM: 25.1.–2.2.2020 | daily 10–22:00
After CTM: 3.2.–15.3.2020 | Sun - Wed 10:00–20:00 & Thu - Sat 10:00–22:00