No.89 Bobr, Belarus 2017

<dienstag abend> No.89 followed an invitation from Belarusian artist Ales Pushkin to participate in Kupala celebrations in his home village Bobr in Belarus. The project became a performative implementation of instructions, which Ales Pushkin prepared for <dienstag abend> within this framework of designed positions. In view of the unknown cultural environment and the rapid classification of an act of political provocation by Belarusian authorities, <dienstag abend> assumed the role assigned by Pushkin rather than autonomously deciding on any project, finding additional value of learning through this informal cultural exchange.

Ales Pushkin’s artistic output consists mainly of monumental paintings and performance art, therefore he invited <dienstag abend> to jointly paint several objects – remains of a post-soviet holiday resort in the Belarusian countryside. Obliterating their former function, the objects were treated as white canvas on which several monumental paintings were created which will remain for the view of the animals and the plants in this now uninhabited area.
<dienstag abend> was then invited to participate in the celebration of Kupala Night which stems from Slavic pagan tradition and celebration of the sun and fertility. Ales Puskin considers celebration of pagan customs as a permissible form of protest in the hostile political environment of current dictatorship in Belarus.

30 June – 10 July 2017


No.88 SUPER with Thomas Geiger / Kunsthalle 3000

Kunsthalle3000: no bricks, no doors, no roof, no rise, no ground, no fence, no sea, no lights

Thomas Geiger is happy to invite you to join in for a narrative talk about his project Kunsthalle3000, an institution as intervention in public space. Kunsthalle3000 started last year in Vienna and developed as a tool to experience and to reflect about the concepts of public spaces at various places: Johannesburg, Geneva and most recently Beirut. The project’s aim is to transform the unused potentials of the public realm into new situations and to provide the connections to other centres and forms of social existence. As a frame and platform for like-minded, Kunsthalle3000 wants to join forces and to create an energetic spot for discussion, confrontation, provocation and interchange.

Image: Hashem Adnan: ذو الصوت (Voice), Kunsthalle3000–Beirut

No.87 SUPER with Manfred Hubmann

Dienstag, 16. Mai 19 Uhr, im Kunstraum SUPER

One day someone’s dog ran off… Into a forest, the moss moist under its paws.
Running up a hill – breathing deeper – its lungs filled with the scent of a deer, standing somewhere.
And there was also a bird, sitting on a branch. The wind blew, it got colder and started raining.
The dog went back home to go to sleep.
(Manfred Hubmann)

SUPER dienstag abend is a presentation series organized by <dienstag abend> and hosted by Kunstraum SUPER in a parallel reality called time-and-space-in-between.
Filling the void between exhibitions at SUPER, <dienstag abend> invites (or not) different guests for presentations about economy and (non-) authorship. And maybe this is a sequence of a film.

No.86 Press To Exit, Skopje

<dienstag abend> No.86 is a workshop about situations, interventions and interferences.

We want to share the myriad of processes that have come to define how <dienstag abend> takes place through different events, exhibitions and editions. For it we invite our guests to find a situation, to intervene on it and to receive back new interventions and interferences that might take place upon their own work.

In our collective practice, a situation may be a way of making our surroundings intelligible to ourselves after an individual reading of the moment. Embracing misunderstandings and errors, these readings fuel an ontology of feedback loops and their contingent outcomes, enabling a situational understanding of space instead of an exclusively representative one.

As a site-specific workshop conducted in the city of Skopje, we consider all spaces as a field of interest: public, commercial, emotional, institutional space, etc…The works and artistic interventions are immaterial, as well as the posterior and unpredictable interferences that will happen upon them. Documenting and sharing are rooted in the amazing processes of oral tradition and will form the material substrate left after our workshop

No.85 Kluckyland

Ismini Adami, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Cäcilia Brown, Ana De Almeida, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Baptiste Elbaz, Yael Fides,Thomas Geiger, Ipek Hamzaoglu, Matthew Halpin, Jessyca R. Hauser, Milijana Istijanovic, Lia Karl, Eirini Linardaki, Nektarios Pappas, Vincent Parisot, Catalina Ravessoud, George Rei, Nausika Riga, Maria Trabulo, Stewart Ziff

Freitag, 25. November, 2016
Othmargasse 34, 1200 Wien

It is a sculptural organism between site specific works, local occupation and the (de)regulation of the public space.

After the 83rd edition of <dienstag abend> that took place in the city of Heraklion in May 2016, a collective of 29 artists based in Vienna and in Greece reunite once again to work with the public space, this time by transposing it to an institutional framework inside of Kluckyland as an associative space.

The entire exhibition undergoes a spatial, material and dimension-bound transformation. Here we are interested in making diverse translation possibilities visible as well as the exhibition’s potential of readability through an exchange between the audience, the works and the space. It is equally a movement from the original to the original and one from the model to the model within the framework of the possibility of a new autonomous representation

Within our exhibition format, our focus is on the friction surfaces and intersections between public ⇄ institutional ⇄ private space.

No.84 European Capital of Culture 2016 Wrocław

Axel Koshier, Barbara Kapusta, Eirini Linardaki, Ismini Adami, Melanie Ender, Misael Soto, Stefan Reiterer, Stewart Ziff, Thomas Kratz, Vanja Smiljanić

< dienstag abend > No. 84, materializes itself as a sculptural organism that lives somewhere between the acts of occupation and of de-regularization of the public space. This is an intervention that should exist as a site that summits and problematizes form, function and certainly, value.
More than an answer to the call set up by the Space for Beauty project of the European Cultural Capital Wroclaw, < dienstag abend > No. 84 is a reflection about the very process of intervening in a space. What are the inherent effects upon a specific place in the urban landscape and which are the implicit power relations within an intervention that happens outside the place’s own dynamics? What happens when a set of (art)ificial dynamics is implemented from the outside? What does it mean to intervene and perform for someone else? It is also an attempt to find answers to these questions throughout a collaborative practice in which the already existing agents in this space, although yet unknown, will be invited to act.
Ultimately, searching for a miracle is in itself an antilogy; searching includes a set of expectations whereby a miracle comes as something unexpected, in the same way < dienstag abend > No. 84 is a programme about desire, searching, (not) finding, illusion and disillusion.

No.83 Heraklion – public space

Ismini Adami, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Cäcilia Brown, Ana De Almeida, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Baptiste Elbaz, Yael Fides,Thomas Geiger, Ipek Hamzaoglu, Matthew Halpin, Jessyca R. Hauser, Milijana Istijanovic, Lia Karl, Eirini Linardaki, Nektarios Pappas, Vincent Parisot, Catalina Ravessoud, George Rei, Nausika Riga, Maria Trabulo, Stewart Ziff

exhibitions / urban interventions in the city of Heraklion.

Friday 27th May
Lakkos, ex-Xenia, Polykentro

For the event an international group of artists will create site-specific works in the historical suburb of Lakkos and nearby areas in Heraklion. The invited group of artists will arrive in Heraklion on 20th of May 2016, and during a week long residency will create installations, murals, performance acts and sculptures in the designated areas throughout the city.

The activities of < dienstag abend > deal with artistic practice itself – aiming to shift a large part of the emphasis from what is done to how it is done, directing the quest towards the visualization of the subtle balance between artistic practice and the works it produces. The concept of < dienstag abend > is raised upon three main axes: a collective practice, a site specific or contextual practice and the audience..

The idea of <dienstag abend> project in Heraklion is deeply rooted in the specificity of the area. Central suburbs in Heraklion have suffered from a symptomatic depopulation due to economic circumstances in recent years, a phenomenon that became visible as part of the urban landscape. This concerns predominantly the Lakkos district, amongst other effects illustrated by the real estate vacancy. The public space will be the venue for artists’ engagement on alternative forms of display and collaborative models – posing questions to the concepts of the autonomy of art, collective practice, cultural enrichment, gentrification and profit.

Πρόγραμμα εκθέσεων / αστικών παρεμβάσεων στην πόλη του Ηρακλείου.

Το πρόγραμμα είναι μια έκθεση από έργα σε συγκεκριμένες τοποθεσίες, από διεθνείς καλλιτέχνες στην ιστορική γειτονιά του Λάκκου και σε κοντινές περιοχές του Ηρακλείου. Η προσκεκλημένη ομάδα καλλιτεχνών θα φτάσει στο Ηράκλειο στις 20 Μαΐου 2016, και μέσα σε μια εβδομάδα θα δημιουργήσει τοιχογραφίες, γλυπτά και θα δώσει παραστάσεις σε καθορισμένες περιοχές σε ολόκληρη την πόλη.

Οι δράσεις της ομάδας εστιάζουν στην ίδια την καλλιτεχνική πράξη, με στόχο να μετατοπιστεί το ενδιαφέρον από το τι γίνεται στο πώς γίνεται, κατευθύνοντας την αναζήτηση προς την οπτικοποίηση της λεπτής ισορροπίας ανάμεσα στην καλλιτεχνική πράξη και στα έργα που δημιουργούνται. Η ιδέα της «Dienstag abend» πατάει σε τρεις άξονες: τη συλλογική πρακτική, τη site-specific ή συγκειμενική πρακτική και το κοινό.
Η ιδέα της ομάδας για το Ηράκλειο βρίσκεται βαθιά ριζωμένη στην ιδιαιτερότητα της περιοχής. Κεντρικές γειτονιές του Ηρακλείου έχουν πληγεί από τη μείωση του πληθυσμού λόγω της οικονομικής κατάστασης που επικρατεί τα τελευταία χρόνια. Ένα φαινόμενο που έγινε αντιληπτό ως μέρος του αστικού τοπίου. Αυτό συμβαίνει κυρίως στη γειτονιά του Λάκκου, και απεικονίζεται, μεταξύ άλλων, με τα εγκαταλελειμμένα κτίρια. Ο δημόσιος χώρος θα αποτελέσει τον κόμβο διασύνδεσης των καλλιτεχνών σε μία εναλλακτική μορφή απεικόνισης και συνεργατικών μοντέλων, υποβάλλοντας ερωτήματα για την έννοια της αυτονομίας της τέχνης, της συλλογικής πρακτικής, του πολιτισμικού εμπλουτισμού, του εξευγενισμού (gentrification) αλλά και του κέρδους.

No.82 Baba Vasa’s Cellar

Sharif Baruwa, Leda Ekimova, Eva Engelbert, Karine Fauchard, Peter Fritzenwallner, Helmut Heiss, Konrad Kager, Lia Karl, Vikenti Komitski, Nestor Kovachev, Lazar Lyutakov, Thea Moeller, Alexander Puskin, Patricia Reis, Eva Seiler, Nora Rekade

Aug. 8 2015, Baba Vasa, Shabla, Bulgaria

work by Peter Fritzenwalder and Helmut Heiss