21 archives

21 archives

Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Sat, Jul 17, 2021 10 pm
Open-air in HKW’s Westgarten:

EYE/TREE Martin Ebner Track: Thomas Fehlmann D 2013 5’

TAMING THE GARDEN Salomé Jashi Schweiz, D, Georgien 2021 OmE 9
Taming the Garden (film still) | © Mira Film / Corso Film / Sakdoc Film

21 archives

This summer, HKW invites audiences to attend evening open-air concerts, readings, performances, and films as part of their 21 sunsets program. Arsenal is involved once again: 21 archives grasps films and film programs themselves as archival spaces. Found footage, that is, the appropriation and editing together of previously discovered material, is a widely used cinematographic approach. In addition, 21 archives examines the possibilities that arises when this approach leaves its standard operating procedure behind: what if the material used is not found, but rather produced (perhaps because certain perspectives are not included in the existing material)? Or what if it’s not images and sounds that are appropriated, but other things (such as bodily experiences or linking strategies)? Archival practice thus becomes a practice of reorganization and the archive becomes a site of radical critique and lived design. The archive becomes cinema, cinema becomes an archive. The program is held together by 21 planetary events. (stss)

With films by Kenneth Anger, Vartan Avakian, James Benning, Sofie Benoot / Lisbeth De Ceulaer / Isabelle Tollenaere, Joshua Bonnetta, Dagie Brundert, Viera Cákanyová, Tom Callemin, Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, Anouk De Clercq / Tom Callemin, Madhusree Dutta, Susan Dyal, Martin Ebner, Morgan Fisher, Juliane Henrich, Emily Jacir, Ken Jacobs, Evan Johnson, Salomé Jashi, Larissa Sansour / Soren Lind, Maha Maamoun, Guy Maddin, Marie Menken, Peter Miller, Avi Mograbi, Matthias Müller, Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, Bärbel Neubauer, Jonathan Perel, Walid Raad / The Atlas Group, Marta Rodríguez, Constanze Ruhm, Sharon Sandusky, Larissa Sansour / Soren Lind, Philip Scheffner, Deborah Stratman, Take to the Sea (Lina Attalah & Mohamed A. Gawad), Jerry Tartaglia, Clarissa Thieme, Nishikawa Tomonari, Celeste Vargas, Javier Fernández Vázquez, Anton Vidokle, Akram Zaatari.


The screenings also include introductions, sometimes with the filmmakers in attendance. Philip Scheffner will be our guest at the opening on 15.7. On 1.8., Erika Balsom presents her book “Ten Skies” on the film of the same name by James Benning, which will be screened afterwards. (15.7.–15.8.)


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The Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo presents:


(c) Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo, Yulia Skogoreva

The Publication

at Morioka Shoten Ginza, Tokyo
June 8-13, 2021
Address: 1-28-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

100+ artists from Austria present their vision of space, transformation and personal interactions in Japan through the then—now—after, connecting the online and offline of #JapanRevisited202× in print format.

With its unique concept “a single room with a single book” Morioka Shoten will become host to the world of #JapanRevisited202x, where the publication will be showcased alongside the projects of Austrian artists Anita Gratzer, Martin Ebner and Wolfgang Seierl.

Online exhibition:

#JapanRevisited202x is a project by the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo.
Motoazabu 1-1-20, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 106-004
Part of the initiative Austria Kultur Digital by Austria Kultur International (BMEIA).

After the Butcher

Photo- and video documentation: Ines Lechleitner

Stadt und Knete. Positionen der 1990er Jahre

after the butcher
exhibition space for contemporary art and social issues
Spittastr. 25, 10317 Berlin

A-Clip, Gruppe Gummi K / MicroStudio Surplus (Alice Creischer, Martin Ebner, Christoph Keller, Ariane Müller, Andreas Siekmann, Nicolas Siepen, Josef Strau, Klaus Weber, Amelie von Wulffen), Jaaaa (Alice Creischer, Ariane Müller, Andreas Siekmann, Josef Strau, Amelie von Wulffen) & Protzband Nicolas Siepen, Siegfried Koepf & Martin Ebner & Gunter Reski, Josef Kramhöller, NEID, Annette Wehrmann, Ina Wudtke, Amelie von Wulffen and others.

November 20, 2020-February 28, 2021
The exhibition opens after the lockdown probably January 15, 2021 to February 28, 2021

Compliance with spacial distancing rules and wearing a mask is required when visiting the exhibition.

Open Sat & Sun from 3-7 p.m. and by appointment via:
after-the-butcher or +49 (0)178 32 981 06

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ASP – Artist self-publishers’ Fair -The Sixth
Sunday 27th September, from 2 till 7pm
100+ artists: live 2-way streams of interviews, guest, music, readings, films, launches & performances with artists in their own front rooms and studios from around the world

Starship books

During the last months noticing that we liked books we decided to print new ones, and reprint the old ones that were not available anymore. Now we would like to invite you to the presentation of these four new books at

Hopscotch Reading Room
Kurfürstenstrasse 14, 10785 Berlin
Sunday, September 6, 2020
4-8 p.m., outdoors


They are:

Annette Wehrmann
Serpentine streamer texts

72 pages, ISBN 978-3-9817229-4-9

Annette Wehrmann’s thoughtful and funny diary style texts. Originally conceived to be performed by reading these texts, typed on serpentine streamers and blown through the space, while following these interweaving lines. On the occasion of Annette Wehrmann’s exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art the texts were translated into English by Carrie Roseland, and now are published by Starship Verlag and Ort des Gegen e.V.


Hans-Christian Dany
Ode to Routine

56 pages, ISBN 978-3-9817229-5-6

An English-language compilation of essays by Hans-Christian Dany, author of several books in German, and many contributions to international art-journals. Ode to Routine  brings together seven recent essays, wandering off the streets into demonstrations, exhibitions or gambling parlors. This translation is also done by Carrie Roseland.


Again available at Starship Verlag are now

Ariane Müller
Handbuch für die Reise durch Afrika

208 pages, ISBN 978-3-9817229-6-3

Originally published in 2013 by the Museum for Gegenwartskunst, Basel, and out of print for some years, the second edition of this novel brings a freshly edited version of Ariane Müller’s fictionalization of the 20 years, she spent working for the UN-organisation UN-HABITAT, based in Nairobi.


Stellen Sie sich vor, ein Mond scheint am Himmel
Gespräch mit Martin Kippenberger

80 pages, ISBN 978-3-9817229-7-0

The reprint is the original German version of this hilariously funny and wise conversation that had been recorded in 1992 for the art magazine ArtFan is now in its 5th edition. An English translation by Micah Magee is available at Starship Verlag as well.


Starship Magazine


Martin Ebner, 11:11
grass curtain for facade / Swallow, Vilnius, 2020

The work consists of several long bunches of locally grown sweetgrass, suspended from a metal ring structure outside in ten meters height on the facade of the building where Swallow art space is located. While the fresh cut grass leaves are drying in the weeks after the opening, and changing their colour from green to yellow, the installation emits a distinct and pleasant scent, possibly to be percieved even from within the exhibition. At the same time it will constantly be exposed and reacting to the current wind situation around the house, sometimes appearing turbulent and exaggerated, sometimes calm and barely moving.
Sunlight will pass through the moving leaves and animate the floor and walls inside. At darker, calmer days the grass will dim the outside light and create a transparent threshold, with the possibility to be put aside and opened like a curtain.

Swallow: Palydos


Gabriele Adomaityte, Vilte Bražiunaite & Tomas Sinkevicius, Martin Ebner, Agne Jokše, Ona Juciute, Laura Kaminskaite and Nicholas Matranga.

Curators: Edgaras Gerasimovicius, Audrius Pocius, Vaida Stepanovaite

Vitebsko str. 23, Vilnius

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