„To be radical is to go to the root of the matter. For the artist, however, the root is the artist himself“. 

Kandy Marxhol: Critique of Philosophy of Art from A to B

Intelligentsia – Priviligentsia – Emergentsia

Even if, theoretically, they seem to represent diverging interest and functions, the Intelligentsia and the Priviligentsia are the two components of the cultural and political elite that continually flirt with each other in Socialist Society. The former plays the part of „social critic“, obviously within the very narrow limits, legal or illegal, imposed by the system, while the latter plays the part of the guardian, manager and beneficiary of the established régime. The Intelligentsia played a certain role in the implementation of Communism, however, after the consolidation of the regime it could only play the part of illustrator or analyst of socialist reality, which it did with a wide range of attitudes, from emulation to servility and even daring „constructive criticism“ or „cultural resistance“, dissidence being extremely rare and rather singular. Weiterlesen


When someone says: „”Where are you going from here, or where are you going to”, I say: “And where do you wish to go? There is nowhere to go…” [1]

The situation that can be seen at present in various fields of community life is one I describe as post-crisis. The multiplying of crises is characteristic in this context. The impression of their great number is magnified by a postmodern blurring of spatial divisions and time vectors. Weiterlesen


Die Urbanisierung in Deutschland, also die Bedeutung der Kernstadt als Lebensraum, hat in den vergangenen Jahren weiter zugenommen.[1] Die wohlhabenden Nationen Nordamerikas, Europas, Australien, Ozeaniens, Japans, die noch bis zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ländlich strukturiert waren, weisen heute eine städtische Bevölkerung von 72 – 95 % auf.[2] Die Stadt bietet Raum für unterschiedliche Lebensentwürfe und berufliche Perspektiven. Weiterlesen


A match can be won, lost, or tied  Kazimierz Górski

The unforgettable coach of the Polish national football team was known for a peculiar sense of humor. His tautological bon mots, such as the one above or the claim that “the ball is round and there are two goals, either we win, or they”, are repeated even today. They arouse amusement with their majestic tone. They sound like quotes from Montaigne, Pascal, or other philosophers. This style adopted by Górski, to give a rank of philosophical maxims to the obvious statements, was an ironic tweak of the nose at tacticians, strategists, commentators, sports journalists, and all those who like to talk too much about sport. Górski wanted to suggest that there is no sense in talking too much about sport, that rules of game are simple and apart from them there are only: rivalry, skills, and a stroke of luck. Weiterlesen


The knot of all time has turned to dust (Hamlet)

Missionaries reached a certain African village. They were allowed to stay longer and observed the daily rituals and customs of their hosts; in the end persuaded the tribe elder to reorganize the settlement, which was meant to make life easier and more effective for its inhabitants. In their arrogance, ignoring the established order of the sacred space, they have at the same time completely destroyed their initial cosmology. This was in essence for centuries a cultivated model of the village with its subdivisions and respectively placed elements: the boundaries of sacrum and profanum, dwellings, plants, places where animals were kept etc. In effect, the members of this archaic community lost their so-called centre, became lost in the new reality. Then it was a great deal easier to persuade them to cast off their former beliefs and accept an entirely foreign religion. Weiterlesen

Am interdisziplinären Projekt NOT-AUFNAHME, das im Juni 2015 in der Berliner UP Gallery im Rahmen des Festivals 48 Stunden Neukölln statt fand, beteiligten sich aktiv folgende Personen: Janusz Bałdyga, Valentina Bardazzi, Marcin Berdyszak, Jakub Bolewski, Marta Bosowska, Sławomir Brzoska, Maria Drozdova, Elena Gavrisch, Martyna Hadyńska, Leann Herlihy, Szymon Kula, Dominik Lejman, Sarah Lüdemann, Adam Łuczak, Mirco Magnani, Paulina Kempisty, Paulina Pankiewicz, Julia Popławska, Patrycja Plich, Łukasz Prus-Niewiadomski, Przemysław Przepióra, Christoph Rasch, Petro Riaska, Fried Rosenstock, Roland Schefferski, Jana Shostak, Mateusz Smoczyk, Paweł Tymcio. Mehr Information über dieses Projekt finden Sie auf der Website der UP Gallery  Weiterlesen

Während der Öffnungszeiten des Ausstellungsprojektes NOT-AUFNAHME im Rahmen des Festivals 48 Stunden Neukölln befragen wir laufend die Besucher der UP Gallery nach Ihrer Einstellung zur und Ihren Erfahrungen mit der Kunst. Das Interview wird in Echtzeit aktualisiert.
During the Opening of the art project EMERGENCY WARD as a part of the 48 Ours Neukölln festival, we are asking the visitors of the UP Gallery about their opinions and experiences with art. The following live interview is being updated in real time.  Weiterlesen