archive may 2013 to december 2013


public discourse program

Monday, December 16th, 2013| public discourse

December 2013

Monday, December 16th, 2013
public discourse

The Suomenlinna Money Lab in Helsinki
Dr. Susanne Jaschko, Curator

The presentation envisages a participative project as a focal point of a small island Suomenlinna near Helsinki that attempts an alternative local currency. The Suomenlinna Money Lab, based on the idea of how to apply money as a social medium to give it a sphere of activity in which a redefinition of social and economic relations can be given. Even if the project of the British artist Christian Nold was not completed, the process that the project went through is informative. It shows that key factors in the development of a participative project needs observing and portrays the picture of an island maintained in an artificial and historical condition.

Monday, October 28th | public discourse

October 2013

Monday, October 28th

public discourse
art pushes business pushes art

lecture with
Christina von Braun, a Professor of Culture and Science at the HU in Berlin,

author of the book, Der Preis des Geldes (The price of money) – A cultural history.
Moderation, Sabine Schneider

About 1800 paper money began to intervene in the economy. Without paper money that could be increased, there would be no industry. One left the golden standard as the increase in money began narrowing the boundaries. And today, where money is but an electronic impulse, millions could be provided in seconds with endorsed zeros. But that is also the problem: in the degree in which money multiplies, it is actually nothing. Does that mean that our assets are doomed? No, there is a rescuer: ART
The art market came into being at the same time as paper money and with the multiplication of the zeroes the price of art also rose. Art gave money the necessary cover, an existential security. It also works in reverse: the rising market worth is a guarantee that art “is worthy if it is authentic” – until the price became the only criterion that was worth the art.

The alliance of money and art is age old. Both have their origins in the sacred, both claim victims and give life, both connect personal lives, both are dependent on the sense of seeing. That explains the function that money allocated to art. But should art forever be trapped in the prison of money? Should we believe in the alliance so that we can all believe in money? Many have been worrying how to avoid the financial crisis. Do we have to think about how we can prevent art to pay the price of money? That money can produce counterfeits, does not necessarily mean that art is counterfeit.


Monday, October 21th, 2013 | public discourse

Monday, October 21th, 2013

public discourse
art pushes business pushes art


artistic venture at the point of intersection between
art and society
Henrik Mayer,
artist, Martin Keil, artist
Moderation Katarzyna Sekulla

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Monday, September 16th, 2013 | public discourse

September 2013

Monday, September 16th, 2013

public discourse
art pushes business pushes art

Dr. Peter Funken, Curator of this year´s Berliner Liste;  
Tobias Kuttner, Co-initator of the Preview Art Fair Berlin;
Wayra Schübei, Galerie- Manager (LSD- Galerie).

The title „Tatort Kunstmesse“, within the public discourse program of the
ARTS CLUB BERLIN has to do with the progress and perspectives of Artfairs
as a market place for art with the focus on Berlin.In the course of the
discussion the gallery location of Berlin will be critically illuminated and
the question will be what consequenes the discontinuation
of the Berliner Hauptmesse Artforum Berlin will have for the location
in Berlin. There are international trade shows that are very successfull,
and apart from these top events one needs strategie so that it
will stay interesting for all the participants, for instance the artists, art
collectors and gallery owners. Will the current Berlin Art Week be fulfilled?
Keynote speakers are Tobias Kuttner, co-initiator of the Preview Art Fair Berlin,
the Gallery manager (LSD Gallery) Wayra Schübel and Dr. Peter Funken,
curator of this year´s Berliner Liste.
Curated by Barbara Green, Culture Manager.
Moderation: Wayra Schübel.

Attachment: Press release

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | public discourse

June 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013
public discourse
art pushes business pushes art

Polypoly – money for everybody
Dinah Pfaus, musician, producer
und Roland Pfaus,
actor and filmmaker
moderation Sabine Schneider

The filmmakers try to deal with the alternative monetary systems, and report about initiatives that have hardly been mentioned, alternatives to the worldwide dependence of the current monetary system with its extent of destruction in the environment and society. Not to have a solution for everyone is the motto, but instead many different people and varying needs. Of the agreed currencies, Euro or Dollar covered currencies, time currencies or the Swedish JAK Bank System. We need to pause and renew our thinking about money and search for solution.

Discussion about that topic with the filmmakers Roland Pfaus and Dinah Pfaus-Schilffarth and reprasentatives of the alternative currency "Minuto" that is practised since years in Germany.


Monday, May 27th, 2013 | public discourse

May 2013

Monday, May 27th, 2013
public discourse

Art pushes business
Dagmar Frick Islitzer
Artist, (*1964 Balzers/Liechtenstein, lives and works in Liechtenstein)
The artist ́s glasses.
How can artists inspire managers?
Since 2010 Dagmar Frick-Islitzer has been engaged in creative and cognitive artistic processes and studies to find out how these entrepreneurial processes can be conveyed. She spent 3 months in a studio in the Principality of Liechtenstein in Berlin during which she made more than 40 intensive interviews with managers and artists of different disciplines which she researched and documented. The cultural mediator presented some findings of her research in the ARTS CLUB BERLIN. The question that intrigues her is can managers become inspired and stimulated by artistic production.

As different as the results are in how managers and artists work and create, there is mostly an incredible parallel. Artists as well as managers have to create enough room for their creative flow and thereby to solve unconventional problems. They need to be able to work with unalterable framework conditions and continue to work toward their goal and create new concepts. Artists usually go about finding answers and solving problems in a different way than managers. While finding the differences and parallels between artists and managers, Frick-Islitzer shows how managers can profit from the artistic approach.

Dagmar Frick-Islitzer (*1964) is a trained culture mediator and artist. She has also been working in product and project management for international industrial companies for the last 20 years and manages the marketing of a theatre. In 2009 she became self-employed and was able to link business assessment, artistic and educational experiences together. She holds lectures and workshops for managers, employees and trainees. That is why she connects company themes and concerns with artistic methods.

open club May 2013 to December 2013


Monday, November 4th, 2013| open artist club

November 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013

An international forum for artists, curators and cultural producers


with Dr. Ralph Mayer LL.M


Monday, October 7th, 2013 | open artist club

October 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

An international forum for artists, curators and cultural producers

presented by Solveig Maria Ebbinghaus
and Ricardo Amaral

Monday, June 8th, 2013 | open artist club

July 2013

Monday, June 8th, 2013

An international forum for artists, curators and cultural producers
The information portal for international mobile artists
Christine Heemsoth,
International Association of Art (IAA) in Germany
Marianne Gielen, moderation
Team ACB/Artist of the VBK/Board Member of the IGBK

More and more artists are operating across borders. International exchange projects, exhibition sharing or stays in artist houses seems to be order of the day. With increasing mobility, artists are confronted more frequently with legal parameters and administrative procedures. Be it foreign tax, returned goods, health insurance for abroad or ways to subsidize travel costs. The information portal of the touring artists provide international mobile artists in the division of fine arts and performing arts with a profound entrance in the themes of tax, customs, social security, copyright, visa/resident permits and promotion for international projects.

The website, online since April 2013 was presented at the ARTS CLUB BERLIN.
Touring artists is a project of the International Association of Art ( in Germany and the International Theater Institute Centrum of Germany and is supported by the Federal Government Commission for Culture and Media (BKM).

Monday, June 3th, 2013 | open artist club

Monday, June 3th, 2013

OPEN CLUB / get together
An international forum for artists, curators and cultural producers

berlinerpool- mobile artists archive
Andrzej Raszyk/ project manager

berlinerpool is an artist initiative that structures a cooperative network of artists,
curators and art projects. The online profile pages and mobile archive provide
information about selected artists, curators and art spaces. berlinerpool offers
consulting and research services for curators, develops its own projects and
participates in exhibitions and events.
Since 2004 berlinerpool has developed into a widespread network and information
platform for contemporary art. The berlinerpool mobile archive-library consists
of a physical collection of portfolios of artists and art spaces. On
can be found not only the online presentations of the member artists and art spaces,
but also partner projects and other art information platforms. Both resources are
used by curators, and the art interested public, as a research and information tool.
berlinerpool has 240 members.

May 6th, 2013 at 7 pm | open artist club

May 6th, 2013 at 7 pm

OPEN CLUB / get together

artist presentation
Quihong Klein, plays on chinese Pipa
chinese language with translation