Martin Beck, Sophia Eisenhut, Annina Frehner, Greater Form Projektraum, Clara Hausmann & Frederik Worm, Christian Kölbl, Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Ginan Seidel with Josephine Findeisen & Ghazal Alhamwi, Hannah Sehl.Venue:
IDEAL art space
IDEAL FORUM is curated and organized by Gregor Peschko and supported by grants from the State Art Fund Denmark and the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.
How can forms of relationships in the art field and conditions of collectivity be thought differently out of the crisis? What are the infrastructural conditions and limitations of an assembly, a community and its discourses?
In an ongoing process, the spatial setting of the exhibition IDEAL FORUM is activated, transformed, appropriated and reinterpreted in several episodes by different artists and cooperating art spaces. An experimental field between autonomy and interdependence emerges, in which hierarchies dissolve, authorships overlap, and the infrastructure of the "forum" is continuously unlearned, rehearsed, discarded, and renegotiated in a collaborative process. In the context of the self-organized art space - as platform and para-institution - the exhibition serves as a model for investigations into dominant aspects of platform design and possible forms of a subversive, activist infrastructure.
In the context of the project there will be collaborations with the project at the HGB "Broken Relations: Infrastruktur und Unterbrechung" by Beatrice von Bismarck and Ilse Lafer and the project "Contact Zones" by Elisabeth Pichler and Tereza Rudolf.