Coordinate System

Coordinate System

The Urban Art Platform of Eastern Europe
Tima Radya_Key_Tima Radya, Jekaterinburg, Russland, 2013. Leihgabe Tima Radya.Jekaterinburg, Russland 2013. Creator: Timufey Radya. All rights reserved.

Forum Coordinate System

How does art survive in times of eroding democracies? What are the artistic answers to the rapid acquisition of public spaces by private entrepreneurs and politics? Which practices have to be developed? How can artistic practices break existing coordinates? What are the subversive strategies that need to be applied?

The project COORDINATE SYSTEM brings together Berlin initiatives with selected researchers, artists and cultural entrepreneurs from twelve East and Middle European countries. From May 14-21, the participants present and map current European urban activism art. The public is invited to join the artists during the Art Forum (May 20-21) for artist talks, podium discussions and video screenings. The first day will be open to the broader public and will be dedicated to current topics relevant to public space structures and their various cultural contexts and to art as a means of transformation and research of such spaces. The second day will focus on the professional reflection of artistic practices as they manifest in the public space.

From May 14-19, artists, activists and urban researches join hands in order to network, gather inspiration and draw up projects. The project COORDINATE SYSTEM is accompanied by the exhibition COORDINATE SYSTEM - New Urban Realities, presenting alternative/urban art in Putinised Russia.

Forum Participants: Artem Filatov (Russia), Gohar Smoyan (Armenia), Liva Dudareva (Latvia), Jovanka Popova (Macedonia), Ivan Pantelić (Serbia), Maciej Łepkowski mit Wojtek Matejko und Anna Wilczyńska (Poland), Wojciech Kostrzewa (Poland), Dana Kosmina (Ukraine), Nataliia Neshevets (Ukraine), Arseny Sergeev (Russia), Jürgen Rendl (Slovakia), Kadri Lind (Estonia), Joanna Kocemba (Poland), Aleksandra Nenko (Russia), Jekaterina Lavrinec (Litauen), Annamária Nagy (Ungarn), Anton Valkovsky (Russia)

Curators: Alexandra Goloborodko, Alexander Formozov
Co-curator: Timur Kiselev

Forum: Saturday, May, 20. - Sunday, May, 21. / 10.00 - 19.00, betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin

Please note the program of the forum on the right side for downloading.

Opening hours: Saturday, May, 13.  – Wednesday, May, 24. / mo – fr 14.00 – 19.00 , sa + so 12.00 – 19.00, CLB Berlin/ Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstraße 84.2, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg (entry via Oranienstraße)

Organizer/SponsorInternationational Cultural Project Butterbrot, Partizaning, CLB Berlin, betahaus, MitOst e.V.Robert Bosch Stiftung, Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

Media Partner: Political Critique, taz, Le Monde Diplomatique, Portal Kunstgeschichte, n-ost

- free entry -

More information:

Katja Giebel
Referat Ost- und Südosteuropa
Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Press contact forum, lab:
Timur H. Kiselev
Telefon: 0157 57056268