+ Between freedom and dictatorship | the wall, G.A.S-station 2019/20

The concept of G.A.S-station is a research project on the development and exploitation of artistic and scientific aspects and also a platform to develop and test new forms of art presentation, mediation and publication. The projects we initiate annually are designed on specific topics as well as cross-divisional. We're glad about the lovely interest to our projects and events and hoping to initiate with our art project intentions futher more discussions also beyond art.

More than 350 international artist out of painting, graphics, photography, music, literature, dance, installation, video- and objectarts, design as well as scientifics and writers, lectures, readings, accompanying texts, publications have been contributed to the international and topic centered exhibition - projects like:

eMOTION (2008-2009)
CHAOS (2009-2010)
THING (2010-2011)
NO TIME. (2011-2012)
NOTHING. Nothing is more beautiful! (2012-2013)
The Perfectness and th Defect. (2013-2014)
Augustina träumt - in progressius (2014-2016)
Reflection and Appearance, a Relation-Position Project 2017-2019

The 9th international, interdisciplinary and topic centered exhibition project 2019/20
11 years of arT and impulsE at G.A.S-station Berlin
+ Between freedom and dictatorship | the wall
Opening 12th October 2019

In 2007 we wrote down our ideals and goals in the form of intentions and published them on our website. Now, eleven years later, we want to give an overview of the 11 years of the exhibition and its development. The publications of the works of over 350 art, literature and science contributors will be presented on space-filling, large objects, whereby our publications will be transformed into three-dimensional objects. All works will be shown in this special presentation once again and we invite the contributors to participate in the project (wall cycle and events) and to celebrate with us!

Within this framework, the cycle Between freedom and dictatorship | the wall starts.

The clarification of our cryptically sentence - this absurd sentence, which we sent along in our newsletters several times "Due to the change in society and in the G.A.S-station Berlin, Mr. Stuck goes into freedom and Mrs. Asenbaum becomes a dictator" - now will serve as a new impulse for an artistic discourse.

We want to invite artists and writers to give artistic form to this current topic on a wall (500x290x50 cm/maximum) in the large exhibition space of the G.A.S-station.

We want to stimulate a discussion about the antipodes freedom and dictatorship also in the transferred sense. This does not only mean the political aspects and nuances between freedom and dictatorially approach as well as the scope for action in democratic systems which is underlying the free market economy, but also a reflection on one's own wishes for diction and the adaptation of habits of thoughts and procedures, especially in artistic creation, to the given social and cultural conditions.

The cycle Between freedom and dictatorship | the wall will start in November 2019. Every month one artist will get the opportunity to design the wall between freedom and dictatorship for the period of 14 days. The cycle runs until autumn 2020. The possible dates for applications will be announced at the beginning of May 2019.

This time, according to the theme, we will abstain from the 'dictatorial' curation and leave the freedom to design this wall and thus also the responsibility to the artists.

Furthermore, we plan a programme of events for this project with focus on literature (readings, performances), film (video days, film rolls), science (lectures, video documentaries), music (installations, performances), guided tours and discussions is planned. We look forward to your suggestions and discussions.

Submissions from 1st till 8th of June 2019
Deadline: 8th June 2019

First come first get.

Thank you very much for your lovely interest! The open call is now closed.

Submissions will be sorted by date, early submissions will be preferred to later submissions. Only digital submissions will be accepted. Only sufficiently documented wall designs can be included in the selection. The submissions must include the completed submission forms, a documentation of the wall design (planned objects on the wall), as well as the indication of your possible dates. The submissions will be sorted by date. See also application modalities in the application forms.

the G.A.S-station-Team
Elisa Asenbaum&Thomas Maximilian Stuck

Berlin: Thomas STUCK, Fon: 0049 (0)30 25 966 036 Mov: 0160 995 78 158

Vienna: Elisa ASENBAUM, Fon: 0043 1 533 56 77

11 years of arT and impulsE
at G.A.S-station

+ Between freedom and dictatorship
| the wall 2019/20

Positiones in art, science and literature.

pdf submittal form in english
word rtf accompanying texts in english

The open call is now closed. © 2019