curated by Sandy Becker, Julianne Csapo, Tuan Do Duc, Lisa Dreykluft, Anna Karpenko, Robert Köpke, Insa Langhorst, Elli Leeb, Dereck Marouço, Martin Naundorf, Makoto Okajima, Iana Pitenko, Sophia Charlotte Reiser, Luise Richter, Leo Scheidt, Elisa Maria Schmitt, Laura Stieg, Martha Schwindling und Viviane Tabach.
team Cultures of the Curatorial: Julia Kurz, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Beatrice von Bismarck
In collaboration with Trakal und ZEFAKVenue:
"Erfrischungsraum 2" (Refreshment Room 2) is a project of the Master program "Cultures of the Curatorial" at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in cooperation with the Festival OSTEN in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig.
The contribution to the festival will result in a presentation that will be shown at the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde in Leipzig at the end of 2022. The projects are supported by funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) based on a resolution of the German Bundestag as well as public funds allocated by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.
OSTEN is a festival for art and mutual interest that will take place in Bitterfeld-Wolfen from July 1 to 17, 2022. The center is the Kulturpalast in Bitterfeld. From here, the festival explores and celebrates the EAST as a landscape of change for people, nature and coexistence. In the course of numerous projects and encounters, the concept of the East will be traced and its protagonists will become visible in and around the Kulturpalast.
For the first festival weekend, participants of the master's program "Cultures of the Curatorial" of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig have developed a diverse program in a bar architecture that serves as an open and mobile place of gathering. The projects developed by three working groups deal with the Kulturpalast and Bitterfeld. The title "Erfrischungsraum 2" (Refreshment Room 2) recalls the former bar "Erfrischungsraum" in the basement of the building, which will soon have to be filled with concrete. As part of the festival, this (soon-to-be) lost place is now being temporarily revived: parts of the former inventory can be found in the furniture of "Erfrischungsraum 2" in the outdoor area of the Kulturpalast. Even before the festival began, the initiators invited interested people from Bitterfeld and a wider regional context to a series of meetings to collect memories and write new stories. During the festival, "Erfrischungsraum 2" will invite people to linger and engage in conversation and will host the three projects "Sammeln", "Fermentieren" and "Letzte Runde".
Friday, 07/01, 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 02.07., 14 - 23 o'clock
Sunday, 03.07., all day long
FERMENTIEREN 1: Die Beschreibung des Zirkels
Open workshop with the artist Trakal
Friday, 01.07., 16 - 17 o'clock
FERMENTIEREN 2: It doesn’t have to be concrete, yet!
Talk with the collective ZEFAK
Saturday, 02.07., 16 - 17 o'clock
Bar and meeting point
Friday, 01.07. and Saturday, 02.07. from 11 p.m., Sunday, 03.07. from 9 p.m.
Further information about the three curatorial projects "Sammeln", "Fermentieren" and "Letzte Runde" can be found on the website of the OSTEN Festival.