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.