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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 could be considered a field for experiments to extend the role, place and function of an institution. As an intervention within the institution Kunsthalle3000 created 9 situations located on the gap between institutional/private and public space.
A private day for common weal
during my one-year project with the Kunstverein Langenhagen, I noticed how incredibly time-consuming and intense the director's job is. As a last intervention, I decided to send the director Noor Mertens in a SPA. For this reason, the Kunstverein remains closed today. Noor Mertens and the Kunstverein will be at your disposal again next week …
Einstellen (Adjustig/Setting) by Lotte Lindner and Till Steinbrenner
For the 8th intervention Kunsthalle3000 invited artist-duo Lotte Lindner&Till Steinbrenner to re-think and re-create the first exhibition space of the Kunstverein. This space used to be a small white cube, with a large window by this means it is visually accessible from the outside. One wall of the space was hiding a small aisle with the kitchen the archive. At the entrance a small table was serving as the office for Noor Mertens, the dirctor of the Kunstverein. Lotte & Till decided to make public what was hidden before. Additionally a huge table will be installed soon, offering not only a proper working place to the dircector but also many other actvities that don't correspond necessarily to traditional ways of exhibiting.
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
was slowly filled with these sketched memories and created a collective, visual memory of the vivid history of art in public space in Langenhagen. The publication Kunsthalle3000–Chronicles keep these memories alive and distribute them.
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.
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.
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.
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.