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
Vor den Toren der Landsberger Allee 54 wird die Rote Block Kolonie aufgebaut.
Die Siedlung besteht aus einem Waschhaus, einem Wohnzimmer, einem Warteraum, einem Parlament und einer Galerie.
Sie stehen symbolisch für eine Kultur und sollen das Zurück-Kolonialisieren vormachen, von einem spezifischen Ort an dem Investoren sich austoben, indem sie ihn jedes Jahr verkaufen, das Gelände leer räumen, leere Versprechen machen, und dann leer weiter verkaufen.
Es soll eine interaktive Installation entstehen, die sich vor dem Tor der Landsberger Allee 54 abspielt, wo ursprünglich ein Kunsthaus mit 70 Künstlern aktiv war, um das sich die Intervention dreht.
Sie ist eine Weiterführung der Roten Block Galerie, die seit einem Jahr vor Ort steht, und in der letzten Sommer ebenfalls als politisch künstlerische Aktion, 20 Künstler vor dem Gelände ausstellten.
In dem Dorf bestehend aus fünf roten Kuben, werden mehrere Akteure über den Zeitraum von 10 Tagen wohnen, vom 28.7.18 bis 08.08.18, waschen, diskutieren, ausstellen, schlafen und für Nachbarn zum Austausch zur Verfügung stehen. Bis die neue Eigentümerin Gül Balcok vorbeikommt um den Vertrag für das ausgestoßene Kunsthaus, das mittlerweile zu einem Dorf angewachsen ist, zu unterzeichnen.
In front of the gate of Landsberger Allee 54 the Red Block Colony will be built up.
The settlement consists of a wash house, a waiting house, a living house, a parliament and a gallery.
They represent a culture and should re-colonize this specific piece of land, where investors were playing around, selling it each year, emptying it, making false promises, then selling it again empty.
An interactive installation shall take place, in front of the gates of Landsberger Allee 54, where an Arthouse with 70 artists has been active for many years, which is the core of this political intervention.
It’s a continuation of The Red Block Gallery, which still is on the site since one year, in which last summer 20 artists shared the engagement with the situation and exhibited their work as a form of protest.
In the village of five Red Cubes, a couple of protagonists will life, wash, discuss, exhibit, sleep and share the open space with the neighbours for about ten days, from the 28th July- 8th of August 2018. Until the current owner Gül Balcok shall come to sign the contract with the discarded Arthouse, which by now grew to the size of a village.
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?
LA 54 | Kunsthaus | Landsberger Allee 54 | 10249 Berlin | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org