Seminar ON COLLABORATION by Andreas Schlaegel

Seminar ON COLLABORATION by Andreas Schlaegel

July 23 – 25, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

Many thanks to the critic, curator & artist Andreas Schlaegel for his seminar On Collaboration and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.

“Contrary to established myths of the individualist creative genius, artists rarely work entirely on their own. Quite the contrary: for centuries art has been a collective and social praxis. In his talk artist and critic Andreas Schlaegel presents historic and contemporary examples for symmetrical and assymmetrical collective projects, reports on his own experiences with collaborative formats, and suggests strategies and tactics, for playing the field.” (Text by courtesy of Andreas Schlaegel)

Andreas Schlaegel (*1966 in Kinshasa, DRC) is a critic, curator and artist living in Berlin. Since the late nineties he has contributed hundreds of essays and critical writing to international art magazines such as Flash Art International (Milano), Frieze (Berlin/London), Billedkunst (Oslo), /100 (Berlin), Kunstkritikk (Kopenhagen), Spike (Berlin) and many others. He contributed essays to publications of prevalent art institutions, such as the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MUSAC, Leon; Aspen Museum, Colorado; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main; Thyssen Bornemisza Contemporary, Vienna; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf/Berlin, to name only a few.

His artistic practice overlaps with his writing, in focusing on developing collaborative formats, that oscillate between sculptural and performative interventions. It includes collaborations with other artists, as in »Come early, avoid disappointment« with Gelitin at TBA21 in Vienna and the Venice Biennial, 2011, »The Art of Conversation« with Paolo Chiasera and Matthew Antezzo, PSM Gallerie, Berlin, 2013, the »rhizome« network at HfbK Hamburg (since 2015), or »t=600« with Nine Budde, Bretz/Holliger and Melou Vanggaard at a celebration hall of the cemetery Lilienthalstraße, Berlin, 2018. This also includes music projects, as the Art Critics Orchestra (w. Raimar Stange, Oystein Aasan, Agnes Wegner, u.a.), or the duo Die!Landschaft with Manfred Peckl. Currently he teaches history and theory of photography and sculpture at HfG Offenbach and KHB Weissensee, where he is also founder and director of the Hochschulorchester.