I Know the World
Event- und Ausstellungsreihe:
"I Know The World" is a series of smaller exhibitions and lectures which take place in Sparwasser HQ in the autumn.
The series started with an evening lecture by Lize Mogel, presenting her 'radical cartography': the world as a world map (and other cartographic experiments). Sparwasser invited curator (Berlin-editor for Art Asia Pacific) Astrid Mania and the artists behind the Australian magazine "Slave" to host an evening; then co-curator Frederikke Hansen presented the documentation of "Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts", a big exhibition project, which stretched over 8 countries in the Nordic region and dealt with the effects that Nordic colonialism have on us today, followed by a week where the documentation arcihve was available for the public to navigate in.
NOW, the exhibitions "I Know The World 1-2-3" will look at how artists go abroard, research and encounter a (local) foreign context as a basis for their work. With the project a discusion is raised about the difference and similarities between Being-on-Holiday and Artist-in-Residence. The first exhibition opens 12th of September.
Along with Sparwassers aim to support artists emancipatory initiatives, a representative from Artquest in London, Russell Martin, will talk (Oct 6.) about their forthcoming Artelier project, a website for artists to arrange peer-to-peer temporary international studio swap, providing a social network for real-life visits to art scenes around the world. And finally Artists Talks with the exhibiting artists will offer a possibility to discuss the works made during self-organised travelling as well as instutional artist-in-residences.