A fragment of your public space

Kunstverein Langenhagen, August 2018–2019
What happens if Kunsthalle3000 gets invited by an institution? Noor Mertens of Kunstverein Langenhagen initiated a one-year collaboration that can be considered a field for experiments to extend the role, place and function of an institution. As an intervention within the institution Kunsthalle3000 will create situations located on the gap between institutional/private and public space.

July 10-28
Art in public space, Langenhagen

With the exhibition Art in Public Space, Langenhagen, Kunsthalle3000 brings sketched memories of inhabitants of the city of Langenhagen together. In June and July people in the streets of Langenhagen are asked to sketch a sculpture or art intervention within the public space in Langenhagen. The exhibition at the Kunstverein, which begins as an empty exhibition space, slowly fills with the sketched memories. Thus, a growing collection of subjective, two-dimensional images - and a collective, visual memory of the vivid and incredible history of art in public space in Langenhagen is created.

June 20
A comfort to get grounded

Kunsthalle3000 was Kunstverein Langenhagens special guest in the course of “Kunstvereine bewegen” at Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, Berlin. In this bureaucratic atmosphere all people, officials, visitors and staff were engaged to swap their shoes against cosy slippers and to come together on one level though this simple act of shoe-unification. Shoes make the man/woman was no longer valid.

February 20–April 14
A place for urgent needs

As a (symbolic) respond to the lack and vanishing of public toilets, Kunsthalle3000 will turn a toilet inside Kunstverein Langenhagen into a free and unisex public toilet. A sign on the outside wall announces this new service of the Kunstverein and provides a place for those who need one. In the exhibition space can be found a small sculpture entitled “A corner for relief” which can be seen as the counterpart to the new public toilet: an imprint of Langenhagen’s most popular peeing-corner. 

October 16–25
A scene to strike (Kegeln3000)

Originally used as a bowling alley, Kunsthalle3000 transforms the premises of the Kunstverein Langenhagen back into a bowling alley. Come on over to bowling! Participation is free.

A residency for your plants – Sergio Rojas Chaves

Costa Rican artist Sergio Rojas Chaves is strongly convinced that houseplants have an essential, yet hidden role in the lives of their owners. For Plants in Residency, he invites the audience to take a plant on a walk to the Kunstverein. Once arrived, the plants will become Plants in Residence, thus creating a botanical, and growing portrait of the city and its inhabitants. The art institution and its staff will be responsible for the plant's well-being. The residency lasts as long as the plants like their temporary home.

A free space for thoughts and buildings

During the summer project Freiraum für Gedanken und Bauwerke at Kunstverein Langenhagen, Kunsthalle3000 offered its materials to the various workshops that were all based on architecture and constructing: E.g. reinaard vanhoe and Enric Fort Ballester exchanged some of the reds bricks on the sidewalk in front of Kunstverein Langenhagen with the grey bricks of Kunsthalle3000.

Since July
A fragment of your public space

End of July, Kunsthalle3000 appeared for the first time at Kunstverein Langenhagen, marking its territory: 77 bricks have been placed inside the exhibition space. The amount and shape are based on Kunsthalle3000-Johannesburg, which took place in a field marked by missing bricks. These bricks are staying as “a fragment of your public space” for the entire year and will transform their shape, function and meaning during this time.