Berlin-based artists are invited to send their portfolio to Node, to be reviewed by Node resident curators. The selected artists were invited to participate in a brunch hosted by Node to allow curators and artists to meet in an informal manner.
Pool Days are group working sessions at Node. During this Pool Day Node resident curators presented and discussed with each other their own projects as curators.
Culturia, art space dedicated to researching artistic processes and artist-in-residence program, invited Node for a one-day visit in which Culturia current artists-in-residence Alessandro Sau, Chantal Riekel and Nicolas Pye held presentations about their work.
An important part of the first month of the residency at Node is dedicated to studio- and art space visits. Today the team of resident curators visited the studios of Jan Vormann, Annika Rixen at Kinderhook & Caracas –a project space run by Sol Calero and Christopher Kline– and Jeremy Shaw.
Following the non-contemporary art visit of the day before to the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Technology, Node resident curators spent the day analyzing and discussing curatorial aspects of the spaces and exhibitions visited, focusing on possible contemporary applications.
‘Non-art visits’ is the name Node gives to curatorial exercises by which our residents visit (non-contemporary art) spaces and carefully study and review them to analyze possible contemporary applications. On this occasion, the resident curators were split into two groups: the Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) and the Technikmuseum (Museum of Technology).
Museum für Naturkunde
Today we paid a morning visit to Benjamin Rubloff at his studio in Neukölln.
Following a picnic at former airport Tempelhof we then visited The World is Not Fair —The Great World Fair, an exhibition featuring 15 pavillions, planned and realized by Hebbel am Ufer and the architectural collective raumlaborberlin.
Node resident curators visited today GlogauAiR, a former school building that hosts an artist-in-residence program with ten studios. The artists that opened up their doors for us: Megan Cotts, Yi Kyung Cho, Guillermo Lorca, Rebecca Smith, Diamantis Sotiropoulos, Kazue Taguchi, Cheng Ting Ting and Yuji Yakamoto.
GlogauAIR will be hosting Open Studios on Friday 29th (19-24h) and Saturday 30th of June (15-21h)
Open Studios: Diamantis Sotiropoulos / Virginia Echeverría / Megan Cotts / Grace Kim / Yi Kyung Cho / Guillermo Lorca / Jose Moñú / Rebeca Smith / Kazue Taguchi / Cheng Ting ting / Yuki Yamamoto / Liang Yuanwei
Performance: Tizo All – Friday 29th at 21h
At the same time, GlogauAIR will host the exhibition “We Can Draw it!”, with work by Filippos Kavakas / Dionisis Kavallieratos / Angela Liosi / Sifis Lykakis / Diamantis Sotiropoulos
“We Can Draw It!” has been curated by Node former resident curator Carolina Jiménez.
Our traditional Surprise Challenge is a curatorial exercise consisting on a one day visit to not art-related spaces and the development of an exhibition concept for these locations. Our Summer 2012 residents visited the well known second-hand clothes store Humana, urban garden Prinzessinengärten and gym-chain McFit.
Alice –Node’s temporary projectspace– was rebuilt by our new Summer 2012 resident curators team in a record time of 01:12:25.
Each Alice exhibition or intervention, indoor and outdoor, will be conceived by curators among Node residents. We will keep you updated. In the meantime, visit Alice blog for an impression of former projects.