Two day workshop with Alan Cunnigham -Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory-. During these days the resident curators reviewed issues concerning certain forms of contemporary art and copyright law, specifically topics related to appropriation, contractual issues and moral rights.
Node opened its doors to the public to present the curatorial resident´s workspace and their ongoing projects. Footnotes is the name of the exercise proposed to curators at Node Center, that consists on displaying the work of an artists in total absence of the artwork itself. The only formal restriction we imposed for this working proposal, is to use curator’s individual desk as a device for presenting the material or solution that the artist and the curator have considered appropriate to show.
Featuring Curators | Artists : Sandra Kramer | Isabel Simões, Guia Cortassa | Soda_Jerk, Marlies Oud | Julien Grossmann, Lian Ladia + Jerlyn Jareunpoon | Alicia Frankovich, Caterina Benvegnù | Kajsa Dahlberg.
For more information please visit: http://www.nodecenter.org/events/footnotes.html
Money vs value, crowd funding and crowd sourcing, creative funding strategies in North America, Brazil, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Those were some of the topics analyzed during the two day workshop of Art & Economy by I-Wei Li: artist, curator and BA of Business Administration & Cooperative Education.
We got a lot of useful funding tips and grant application advices, now let’s put them into practice!
In order to facilitate the networking between our resident curators and Berlin based artists, Node Center organizes -among other activities-, portfolio reviews and artists presentations to generate possible collaborations.
Today we had our second session of the “Art vs Law” course with Alan Cunningham (Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory).
The topic of the day was the use of the Law in Artistic and Curatorial Practice, and for this occasion we invited artists to provide some feedback and opinions on the issue. Thanks for your company and valuable comments: Soda_Jerk, Gamal Eldin and Julien Grossmann.
Yes, our first day outside Kreuzberg!
This morning we visited art spaces in Prenzlauerberg: Milchhof Studios and Super bien!. We were received by Anne Katrin Stork who explained us the history of Milchhof Studios, and also shared with us her experience working with Super bien!: a project initiated by three Berlin based artists (Anne Katrin Stork, Carlos Silva and David Keating) aimed at developing alternative strategies for the display of visual art.
Studio visit with Carlos Silva
We had an excellent morning with Stefanie Gerke from Niche: Art & Architecture tours Berlin, who gave us an insight of Berlin’s Art scene and took us on a fantastic tour through Kreuzberg’s Art spaces.
“Since May 2009 NICHE Art and Architecture Tours has been opening up new Berlin perspectives for art and architecture lovers from all over the world NICHE Berlin is the brainchild of Katharina Beckmann (heritage conservation & architecture), Stefanie Gerke & Nele Heinevetter (both art history).”
As part of Node Center’s residency program, we produce a printed publication based on the researches of the residents curators.
Today we made the first little step, which was getting to know the interests of each one of us to find common topics. Thanks to the blackboard and post-it technology, we grouped common themes of interest and we are a step further to realize the publication!
Art vs Law: An inherent conflict?
This is the title of the Intellectual Property workshop conducted by Alan Cunnigham (Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory)
In a three hour session, the resident curators had a quick review on the History of Appropriation, Creativity, Art & Law. This workshop is divided in three sessions, so soon we’ll have news from the next episodes!
What is a rotating dishes dinner?
From the latin Rotatoe foodae, it is a dinner method designed by Node Center in which resident curators and guests from Berlin’s art scene, are forced to exchange places in the table anytime the waiters (undercover friends of us) decide it.
Why? Not because we love interrupting people while they are eating, but because we thought it was a good method to catalyze the networking among our guests. Apparently it worked, phew!