June 07, 2017, 2 PM

Many thanks to the artistic director Dr. Marc Wellmann introducing our participants to the history of the Fördererkreis Kulturzentrum Berlin e.V. and program of HAUS AM LÜTZOWPLATZ and guiding us through the exhibition TRANSACTIONS – ABOUT THE VALUE OF ARTISTIC LABOUR.

Exhibition Dates: June 01 – August 20, 2017
Location:  HaL – Haus am Lützowplatz
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM 
Address: Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin

Curated by Marc Wellmann

with works by Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), Nadine Fecht, Ali Fitzgerald, Moritz Frei, Thorsten Goldberg, Christian Jankowski, Ligthart Enterprises, Michael Sailstorfer, Joshua Schwebel, Santiago Sierra, Jonas St. Michael, Pilvi Takala

“With a wide-ranging accompanying program, the exhibition offers a platform for discourse, aimed at illuminating and challenging various aspects of the relationship between artistic practices and the current financial system.  Economic aspects have always belonged to the production and reception of art. But the medium never seems to have been reshaped and driven by the forces of the market to the extent we observe today. Art and capital enter close collusions, the basis on which the Western product of “Contemporary Art” is distributed worldwide. Haus am Lützowplatz shows works that reflect, uncover, or even embody the underlying structures of capitalist exchange.

What are the conditions under which art is produced? How is it distributed and perceived? Who are its recipients? How is symbolic capital produced and taken into account in determining the value of a work of art? How does art change in the context of the prevailing attention economy? Must you be creative as an artist? What parallels exist between the freelance artist and the independent entrepreneur? Is the perpetuation of contemporary art a result of our financial and consumer systems?

Figuratively speaking, these and other questions are placed into the spaces between the works. The artworks on display will not offer answers as such, but challenge and maybe also accelerate thought processes. Potential contradictions arising from the arrangement and juxtaposition of the works are anticipated.” (Text by courtesy of HaL & Marc Wellmann)

More information on the HAUS AM LÜTZOWPLATZ Website.