LUFT – fair is in the air

LUFT – international networking event to highlight and connect the European artist-run art scene takes place Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th of September 1– 5 pm at KUNSTPUNKT, Schlegelstr. 6, 10115 Berlin

Eighteen initiatives from The Hague, Limerick, Stockholm, Riga, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Berlin present their spaces and organisations, as well as selected art works at their stands in order to show their activities and start new collaborations.

ARNE (Artist-Run Network Europe) aims to strengthen the self-organised artist-run sector in Europe with a focus on local and international cooperation, and to create a simple information framework for art professionals and art students, namely through a collaborative online platform, the Artist-Run Resource Centre (ARRC).
We want to rise the visibility of artist initiatives in the professional art world and enhance the accessibility of the independent scene for the broad society. In a multi-layered format, the project bridges the gap between European cultures, professions and artists at different stages of their careers. It promotes international collaboration and mutual respect, and emphasises the importance of the artist-run movement with their freedom for experimental and innovative ideas.

Saturday, 10th of September:
• 1– 5 pm the presentation stands open for the public.
• 5 pm lecture “The Ebb and Flow of Berlin Project Spaces”by Chris Benedikt & Oliver Möst from the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und –initiativen with open discussion

Sunday 11th of September:
• 1– 5 pm the presentation stands open for the public.
• 3 pm ARRC launch to the general public. Lecture “What is the ARRC and how to use it“ by Adi Levy

Participating Initiatives:
Candyland, Stockholm (SE)
Ormston House, Limerick (IE)
The Syndicate of Creatures, Copenhagen (DK)
The Alternative Art Guide, The Hague (NL)
Totaldobže, Riga, (LV)
Artist-Run Alliance, Berlin/Tel Aviv (DE/IL)
Eulengasse, Frankfurt a.M. (DE)
From Berlin:
Kulturhaus Bouché
Organ Kritischer Kunst (OKK)
Group Global 3000
Co–Re | Ummu
Art Laboratory Berlin
Galerie Toolbox
>top – Transdisciplinary Project Space

LUFT is organised by Kim Dotty Hachmann and Matthias Roth from >top e.V. with the support of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und –initiativen. ARNE is co-funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Farewell Party

Exhibition | 48 Hours Neukölln Festival / Art Space Lab

Fri   24.06.2022: 19:00 – 00:00
Sat  25.06.2022: 18:00 – 00:00
— CANCELLED –Sun 26.06.2022: 17:00 – 19:00

Unfortunately, due to moving out of the space, we need to cancel our program on Sunday.


24 June 2022 FRIDAY
19.00 felice zhukov – Vocal Performance
21.00 Kakariko (Simon Findlay) – Solo
22.00 The SUNKEN TEMPLE – Dance music
25 June 2022 SATURDAY
18.00 BEATLESS (solo music performance)

19.30 Yelta Köm
21.00 DJ Radikal b (video DJ set)
22.00 John aka Signalement

Farewells are always difficult for human beings. The relationship that humans establish with their location changes over time and their experiences of it, and through the daily activities they enact in it. The space extends to the memories humans share about it. The relationship established over time, changes and becomes part of lives. Leaving a routine that people are used to, sometimes takes the form of not being able to carry the burden of separation and changing as itself which we aren’t unable to accept it.

On a global scale, human relationship with the land is structured according to the decision-making of governments, property owners, institutions or organizations, individuals and structures independent from each other.
How is the position of human formed in the relation of place, time and space? How do the moment(um)s lived in this positioning to take form in our memory? When are we trying to maintain our mood and mental stability in the epidemic (Covid-19), how do we make our head (mind) sustain? Read More

Those games we fail to play by Alice Máselníková

Solo exhibition
Exhibition on view: 16.06.2022 – 23.06.2022
Visiting hours: Fri 17.06., 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 18.06., 14:00 – 22:00
Sun 19.06., 14:00 – 19:00
Mon 20.06. – Thu 23.06, by appointment
Soft Opening: 16.06.2022, Thursday 19:00
TOP project space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

Artist Talk & Soup
18.06.2022 Saturday, 19:00

There has never been just one body, there have always been too many – none of them knowing what to do with themselves, some better at pretending than the others. It would be too simple if it were only to throw a dice and wisdom would descend on us. So it is just to test the waters… play along. Lose a lot. Succeed at some. If you fail to play, at least watch the game.

The works contemplate the fragile symbiosis of the flesh, spirit and mind, in sickness and in health. Through adoration of skin the paintings inquire into how people interact Read More

common ground by Cosmo Niklas Schüppel

Installation / Participatory event
18:00 – 22:00
TOP project space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

As a participatory room installation common ground creates a space for inter-special connection – touching on topics of hierarchic, human-centred thinking, and wo*mankind’s relation to the unknown.

common ground invites visitors to experience reality consciously and in a shared space with the micro-algae Euglena Gracilis. Euglena Gracilis evolved at the overlaps of the animal and the plant kingdom – uniting in them many characteristics of non-human life on this planet. Read More

Zdzisław Jurkiewicz. The sun in the kitchen

Solo exhibition
Exhibition on view: 26.05.2022 – 07.06.2022
Visiting hours: 17:00 – 20:00
Soft Opening: 26.05.2022, Thursday 17:00
TOP project space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

In 1964 Zdzisław Jurkiewicz moved to a small flat in Łaciarska Street in Wrocław, which would become the figure connecting the various aspects of his artistic work, and more – a point of intersection of all the numerous matters and issues that he found interesting. It was there that all the works featured at the exhibition at TOP were created: objects, paintings, photographs, but the role and function of the flat far exceeded the traditionally understood art studio; Read More

Like Water

Group exhibition & Performances
Exhibition on view: 06.05.22 – 20.05.22
Visiting hours: Thursday – Sunday, 16:00 – 21:00
Soft Opening: 06.05.22, Friday, 18:00 with a Performance by Lux Venérea
TOP project space, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

14.05.2022, Saturday, 18:00
Mariama Nzinga Diallo & Vivian Crespo Zurita

Reading & Talk
19.05.2022, Thursday, 19:30
Adelaide Ivánova, Sarah Berger

Finissage: 20.05.2022, Friday, 18:00 with Performances by Birte Opitz and Lotti Seebeck

Participating artists:

Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, Lilian Robl, Marleen Rothaus, Ivana Pavlíčková, Đejmi Hadrović, Cleo Kempe Towers, Lux Venérea, Vivian Crespo Zurita, Mariama Nzinga Diallo, Birte Opitz and Lotti Seebeck

The group exhibition Like Water explores the complex relationship between rage and femininity from diverse angles and through different artistic media, explicitly taking femininities outside of a binary gender system into account as well.

Anger is a multi-layered emotion. It can be destructive and transformative, rational and impulsive, empathetic and isolating. In its ability to point the finger at injustice and reinforce boundaries, it’s one of the most Read More

Open Call – Zur Teilnahme an der Vernetzungs-Konferenz von Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE)

>top e.V. veranstaltet am 09. und 10. September 2022 eine Konferenz zur Vernetzung Berliner Projekträume mit acht Europäischen Partnern von ARNE.

Dafür laden wir zehn Berliner Projekträume/ Initiativen ein, sich auf einem Ministand sowohl mit einem Plakat (Gestaltung und Produktion macht >top) über die Struktur und Infodaten zum Projektraum, als auch mit einer künstlerischen Präsentation darzustellen.

Ein gemeinsames Dinner und ein kleines Honorar sind geplant. Bei Interesse schreibt uns bitte eine Email mit Kontaktperson und Link zur Webseite Eures Projektraumes/Initiative und einem Satz warum Ihr an der Veranstaltung interessiert seid bis 03.05.2022 an: top [at] artistsinitiatives [dot] com Read More