DIALOGUES OF WINTER,

DISCOURSES OF SPRING

The DOWDOS: a series of Art Talks and Collaborations Inviting

artists, artist-run-spaces, curators and cultural producers

 

 

 

28. February – 13. June 2006 Hosted by Sparwasser HQ

 

Concept and Hosted by: Michael Bears, Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Saim Demircan, Catherine Griffiths, Joel Mu and Lise Nellemann.

 

Continuing Sparwasser HQ’s already 5 year commitment to self economy and auto curating, DIALOGUES OF WINTER, DISCOURSES OF SPRING (DOWDOS) re-visits Sparwasser HQ’s program of “artists inviting artists” in a series of evening talks open to ‘nomadic’ artists, curators, cultural producers and artist-run-spaces currently residing or moving through Berlin.  These talks hosted by Michael Baers, Henriette Bretton-Meyer, Saim Demircan, Catherine Griffiths, Joel Mu and Lise Nellemann have been organized to turn Sparwasser HQ into an Open Studio, which works towards building future collaborations and partnerships in Berlin and elsewhere.  

 

Opening on Tuesday 28 February at 8pm and then every other Tuesday until the 06 June, DOWDOS will provide the initial architecture for invited participants to make new, or establish further contacts in Berlin, by communicating and distributing their own subject-brand of artistic ideas.  Sharing and testing these ideas (and practices) within 6 different hosted settings, DOWDOS will re-examine the model of ‘artists’ talks’ by exploring different modes of presentation and discussion.  Each evening will have its own particular agenda, structure and intended outcome, including moderated discussion, presentations of artist-run-spaces and exchanges between curators, open studio and collaborative projects with partner exhibiting spaces.  THE TALKS AT A SNAP-SHOT:

 

Tuesday 28/02 @ 8PM

Fucking Good Art – International (Berlin Edition)

 

Hosted by Michael Baers

Tuesday 07/03 @ 8PM

Althea Thauberger + Kerry Tribe

Hosted by Henriette Bretton-Meyer

Tuesday 14/03 @ 8PM

 

Mika Takano + Franz Höfner & Harry Sachs

Hosted by Joel Mu

Tuesday 21/03 @ 8PM

Mikala Dwyer + Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro

 

Hosted by Joel Mu

Tuesday 28/03 @ 8PM

Dan Rees & Catherine Griffiths for Home of lost Ideas + Lars Mathisen + Little Warsaw

 

Hosted by Catherine Griffiths

Tuesday 04/04 @ 8PM

TBA

Hosted by Michael Baers

Tuesday 11/04 @ 8PM

Norwich OUTPOST Gallery

Hosted by Saim Demircan

Tuesday 18/04 @ 8PM

Susan van de Ven + Henrikke Nielsen

Hosted by Joel Mu

Tuesday 25/04 @ 8PM

Whitney Program Revisited: Artists Discuss the Program’s Relation to their Practice

 

Hosted by Henriette Bretton-Meyer + Michael Baers

Tuesday 02/05 @ 8PM

Original Fassung

Hosted by Catherine Griffiths

Tuesday 09/05 @ 8PM

 

Mark Paterson: sensuousness and the everyday in measured space: Haptic Architectures

Special Invitation by Patricia Reed on the occasion of The Momental

 

Tuesday 16/05 @ 8PM

 

Christel Weiler + Sandra Umathum + Barbara Gronau: Sonderforschungsbereich Kulturen des Performativen / Freie Universität
Berlin

(auf Deutsch)

Special Invitation by Patricia Reed on the occasion of The Momental

 

Tuesday 23/05 @ 8PM

Mungo Thomson + Martin Boyce

Hosted by Henriette Bretton-Meyer

Tuesday 30/05 @ 8PM

NewYorkRioTokyo

Hosted by Catherine Griffiths

Tuesday 06/06 @ 8PM

David Keating + Rommelo Yu + Dan Steiple for Homie

Hosted by Saim Demircan + Joel Mu

Tuesday 06/13 @ 8PM

Artist Christian Niccoli and Artist/Theorist Warren Neidich in Conversation with Armen Avanessian.

Hosted by Lise Nellemann

 

Open to the possibility of spontaneous meetings, introductions, brief encounters and sudden developments, the DOWDOS art talks will also be a program open to these productive situations - so look out for talk updates!

 

We at Sparwasser HQ continue to welcome and enjoy a growing audience and we hope that you'll be prepared to engage and contribute to each evening's outcome.  The presentations and discussions will be held in English unless otherwise stated. As always there will be drinks at reasonable prices.  We're looking forward to seeing you!

For general enquiries and referrals to our hosts and speakers please contact Joel Mu on joel.mu@gmail.com

THANKS to: Danish Arts Council

or contact Lise @ Sparwasser HQ
Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
Telefon +49 30 21803001 / +49 179 6705859
http://www.sparwasserhq.de
mail@sparwasserhq.de