Haben und Brauchen seeks to advocate in the field of art as well as in art’s neighboring occupational fields a platform for discussion and action. The aim is to establish a consciousness and self-concept concerning what distinguishes the forms of artistic production and articulation that have unfolded in Berlin during recent decades and how these forms can be preserved and further developed.
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Haben und Brauchen (To Have and To Need) invites: “Please turn now. Or else: It’s straight into the wall! Presentation and public discussion of the concept for a long-term dialogue process between independent and institutional agents of the contemporary art scene and the Berlin Senate
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Since 2011 Haben und Brauchen demands an open cultural political dialogue about the situation and future of the production and presentation of contemporary art in Berlin. With the formation of the Jour Fixe Bildende Kunst upon the recommendation of the Council for the Arts in November 2013, and with the commissioning of Haben und Brauchen and bbk berlin to develop a dialogue concept, the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs began moving down a path toward dialogue.
As part of a closed weekend retreat in mid-February 2014 three working groups took up their tasks and developed over the last months—with the participation of agents from other initiatives as well—three elements for a long-term and nonpartisan dialogue process about the crucial issues in the thematic fields of work, city/space and notions of art. This process is supposed to complement and further the urgently required adaptation of existing funding models in the visual arts.
Finally, a draft was created that describes the key points of social and cultural city development from the perspective of artists living in Berlin, explicates backgrounds, and above all proposes a multi-leveled procedure that includes a diversity of agents of contemporary art, groups and initiatives active in urban, social and cultural policy as well as political representatives and other senate departments.
On 20 October, we will present and publicly discuss the concept paper, while hearing the response to it as well as the plans of the Secretary of State for Culture, Tim Renner.
With amongst others: Sonja Augart, Stéphane Bauer, Leonie Baumann, Daniela Brahm, Jochen Becker, Wibke Behrens, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Discoteca Flaming Star, Matthias Einhoff, Tatjana Fell, Joerg Franzbecker, Nora Gatewood, Erik Göngrich, Michael Hauffen, Jörg Heidemann, Gabriele Horn, Philip Horst, Çağla İlk, Karl Heinz Jeron, Kerstin Karge, Sabine Köhncke, Hannah Kruse, Bernadette La Hengst, Heimo Lattner, Regina Liedtke, Herbert Mondry, Ute Müller-Tischler, Marie-José Ourtilane, Tim Renner, Christian Römer, Birgit Schlieps, Florian Schmidt, Michael Schultze, Heidi Sill, Ingrid Wagner, Marc Wohlrabe, Ina Wudtke, Moira Zoitl. Moderated by Julia Lazarus and Florian Wüst.
The event will be held in German. We offer „whisper translation“ into English.
With friendly support of the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and ZK/U.
Download concept paper (pdf)