Space is the Case is the title of the 2023 annual program of the GEH8 art and culture center. Under this motto, we ask about the significance of space in relation to social participation. Our underlying thesis is: No space no place. Only the availability of space enables self-development and participation. We consider the preservation and strengthening of participation to be essential for social cohesion and the identification of the individual in the social structure.
As an art and cultural center, we rely in our work on the ability of art to create spaces for encounter, exchange and awareness. We will therefore weave our activities this year into an extensive artistic program for raising awareness and creating space, experimenting with formats that, among other things, draw attention to precarious spatial realities and marginalized groups. In the local urban context, we understand this to include young people, migrants, independent cultural workers and creatives, supporters of alternative lifestyles, and the homeless. […]
In the exhibition hall of GEH8, urban meets outer space, artificial meets real worlds and video works meet visually powerful collages, primitive dwellings position themselves next to parasitic satellites. The group exhibition shows artistic positions dedicated to the question of space – opening up spaces, connecting separate ones with each other and thus creating links between reality and possibility. The installative simultaneity thus gives rise to new spaces for thought and action that seek to have an effect beyond the exhibition.
Adrian Czubatinski (Dresden), Egemen Tuncer (Istanbul), HKE3 / Susanne Hampe (Dresden), Karen Kling (Heidelberg), Anke Ewers (Dresden), Igor Ponosov (Berlin/Moscow), Milan / Innenhof (Leipzig), Patricia Lambertus (Berlin/Bremen), Ronald Anzenberger (Hamburg), Sophie Lindner (Leipzig)
Vernissage: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 4-8 p.m.
Lecture Performance “Profit and Reversal in Orbit”, Sophie Lindner, 6 p.m.
Finissage: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 3-8 p.m. as part of the Open Studio Day at GEH8.
Duration: April 29 – June 3, 2023
Opening Hours: SA & SO, 3-7pm
Photo: Ronald Anzenberger: “Like a bird”, 2021, courtesy the artist