The annual program 2020 at Kunstraum Lakeside is devoted to the concept of “format.” While the fields of inquiry for the previous two years, artistic research and the artistic process, had the potential to emancipate themselves from the artwork and become an independent form, and in turn a work of art in their own right, format as a working hypothesis is marshalled against the notion of fixed content. “Formats are nodal connections and differential fields; they channel an unpredictable array of ephemeral currents and charges. They are configurations of force rather than discrete objects. In short, formats establish a pattern of links or connections. […] what now matters most is not the production of new content but its retrieval in intelligible patterns through acts of reframing, capturing, reiterating, and documenting.”* The 2020 program year will hence examine format as an artistic and curatorial method as well as a nodal configuration. Format in this sense is a structure within which artistic fields of action, research processes, investigations, media, and not least works of art enter into a spatial relationship with one another. The concept of “format” involves fabrics and webs, entanglements and configurations, as well as the network as a horizon and carrier of meaning.
*Joselit, David. After Art. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013, 55f.
Maria Anwander & Ruben Aubrecht
Opening, March 24, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 25 – April 30, 2020
Opening, May 7, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 8 – June 19, 2020
Parcours — A Performative Survey
Performances by Laura Cemin & Lena Schwingshandl, Fanni Futterknecht, Sebastian Gärtner, Lisa Großkopf, Ulrich Kaufmann & Sigrid Friedmann & Nikolaus Meixner, Jörg Piringer, Jianan Qu, Liesje van den Berk — Guided walk by Erec Gellautz & Sandra Hölbling-Inzko
May 29, 2020, 2 – 7 pm
Statement #09 | T.B.A.
Performance, June 25, 2020
Statement #10 | T.B.A.
Performance, July 2, 2020
Opening, October 1, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 2 – November 13, 2020
Lone Haugaard Madsen
Opening, November 19, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 20 – Dezember 18, 2020
Statement #11 | T.B.A.
Performance, January 14, 2021
Statement #12 | T.B.A.
Performance, January 21, 2021