LA 54 is an artist community and networking hub that aims to give a platform to artists that cover a broad spectrum of artistic practice.
We are located in Landsberger Allee 54, Berlin as an open forum for projects and exhibitions that aim to merge the arts, the humanities, and the sciences,
bringing together what have historically been disparate activities.
LA 54 believes that artistic practice needs to discover its rightful place in society.
With even street-art commodified and re-sold in supermarkets and thus
rendered harmless to the status-quo, pictures in galleries lose their meaning and fail to offer stimulation for much-needed positive social change.
Contemporary art ought to provoke debate,
within its own world and with the public at large. It must attempt to voice concerns and challenge conditions that seek to subdue and relegate its radical aims of improving
society to simply more products to be idly consumed.
Our aim is to offer an alternative to current conservative practices.
If you are interested in collaborating in an event or an exhibition drop us a few lines at email@example.com
This Exhibition will take place in front of the Kunsthaus LA 54, in Landsberger Allee 54, 25th May till 5th June.
The LA 54 art association continues to be determined to put the disused buildings that make up Landsberger Allee 54 to good and meaningful use. To this effect, we are now preparing an exhibition/intervention/action in front of the building to highlight the absurd difficulties that we have had to contend with for so long and force the current owners and political players to show their true hands.
We are pleased, therefore, to invite artists and makers of all disciplines to send a graphic work or a sculptural object for placement in a miniature gallery (THE RED BLOCK) that will be situated in front of the main entrance at Landsberger Allee 54, Friedrichshain, Berlin from 25/05/17. Paintings or prints should not be larger than 80 x 80 cm and sculptural objects should conform to a plinth dimension of 30 x 30 cm.
Depending on how long the gallery is tolerated, the exhibition will last from 10 minutes to 10 days. Each day a single painting and a single object will be at the center of the show. Kunsthaus Security will safeguard the artworks during their residence.
Since this is not only a street exhibition but also a creative political protest, anyone and everyone is invited to come and support Kunsthaus LA 54 in their Quixotic quest!
Get in touch here with any questions and we look forward to seeing you and your work on the 25th.
Beware! This is a potentially subversive activity.
All that can be seen are locked gates denying entry to a slowly decaying building - unused, empty, forlorn. You may be wondering what in all hell is going on here. Why are these buildings standing vacant when all one hears these days in Berlin is how difficult it has become to find affordable working space. How is this possible? There was life here once upon a time, an entire community of folk who had themselves invested in their love of creativity and sharing, a KUNSTHAUS. Since eviction in 2012 - on dubious health and safety grounds - property speculators have bought and sold the building 3 times, amassing vast individual financial profits, then running as fast as they can and not looking back. They may think they're playing with capital investments but in fact, they're playing with engaged and innovative people whose very existence their greed has put under threat.
This show protests the scandalous abuse of once creative spaces by displaying some of the diversity and unpredictability that is going to waste at the altar of Mammon. We demand an end to the financial posturing that surrounds property such as this in Berlin. Government and speculators alike are largely unresponsive and out of touch with the realities of artistic expression. We need you to wake up. THIS MAY BE YOUR PROPERTY, BUT IT IS OUR TERRITORY.
RED BLOCK / DER ROTE BLOCK
The Red Block Gallery was put in front of the Arthouse LA 54 exhibiting a variety of works from 20 artists of different countries. The cube was built in the night to the 25th mai 2017 and was exhibiting two artists a day, with a finissage on the 5th june.
The artists were sharing this small space built on the pavement by one work hung on the wall, one work standing on a plinth or floor, unless it was a performance.
With an article from the TAZ newspaper, the gallery on the pavement also functioned as a political protest for the situation of the still empty arthouse LA 54, due to multiple unknown owner changes in the background of years-long negotiations.
The following artists showed work: Tine Nedbo | Maitane Midby | Line Finderup Jensen | Majse Vilstrup | Alice Morey | Francois Domain | Fabio Campagna |
Sarah Tjäder | Claudia Simon | Ynin Shillo | Bella Mackie Hope | Sean McGuill | Paula Faraco | Hannah Reber | Søren August Vallø Jacobsen | Lady Gaby | August Vallø Jacobsen | Nanh Suan Lee | Joe Bloggs | Sandi Di Yu
in the Video you see the performance of Sandi Di Yu and the work of Lady Gaby
AUTONOMOUS ROOMS / AUTONOME RÄUME
The Autonomous Rooms exhibition was a multidisciplinary show held at the ZMF Gallery in Brunnenstrasse, Berlin in 2012.
It dealt with gaps in perception and processes which attempt to take on a life of their own and act independently.
Artists explored the theme of autonomous spaces using sound and visual installations,
paintings, poetry and performance.
The following artists showed work: Daniele Bordoni | Beatrice Baumgärtner | Michael Stapley | Renzo Marasca | Silas Parry | Friederike Jokisch | Adrian Gutzelnig |
Juliane Meckert | Zwek | Hui Chun Lin | Alice Morey | Kerstin Rünzel | Stella von Rohden
THE ACCURSED SHARE / VERFLUCHTE UNMENGE
Our Accursed Share is a group exhibition of 7 artists curated by members of D.H.U.A in Ebertystrasse 49, Berlin on the 18th of January, 2014.
The exhibition takes its name from Georges Bataille's theory of consumption and brings together works whose premises are based on the book as a challenging conceptual,
perceptual, and cultural alternative to the current social norm.
Chemical processes, biological organisms, systems of general economy as well as societies of people working together all have a
tendency while expending energy to grow and thrive to create a surplus of material often seen as waste.
The surplus produced by these systems is used up in a variety of ways, most commonly either for catastrophic acts such as war or acts of decadence and spectacle in the field
of artistic endeavour.
Exibitors were Olivier Pasquet | Til Berg | David Prytz | Asif Shwartz-Yassour | John Power | Michael Stapley | Euan Williams | Diana Sprenger | Julia Grigorian | Alessandra Chiffi | Paolo Menabo | Timo Rihanen | Fiona Valentine Thomann | Zwek
GUILT / SCHULD
A Video by Zwek, shown at the Guilt and Depth-Confernece, in the Grimm Zentrum of the Humboldt University, on the 16th/17th of June 2016.
Sparked by the financial crisis of 2007-08 the concepts of debt and guilt have attracted a growing public and academic interest. Yet in spite of an ongoing interdisciplinary interest in political economy, debt and guilt are rarely studied in correlation to each other.
How do these concepts relate? Does monetary debt have to be repaid on moral grounds? Does the debt of entire states have the same moral status as private debt? And most importantly, what about questions of debt relief? What are potential perspectives for change in an ongoing time of crisis, social inequality and climate change?
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