Mobility is an integral part of the life and artistic practice of many artists. From October 27 to 29, 2011 a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT/How to Become an Artist in Residence took place at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz (Berlin Weißensee School of Art).
Lectures, discussions and workshops focused on different motives for mobility and its ramifications on life and work of artists. Also practical advice on stipends and residencies were given to more than ninety participants.
We would like to thank the lecturers and participants for making the symposium such a sucsess with their interesting contributions and fruitful discussion.
Since December 2012 the publication a.RTIST IN TRANSIT/how to become an artist in residence is available. It collects contributions by Leonie Baumann, Paolo Bianchi, Nikhil Chopra, Elke aus dem Moore/Natalia Kot, Peter Müller, Yasmine Ostendorf und Tanja Ostojic.Those are accompanied by abstracts of the IGBK weblog a.RTISTS IN TRANIST where artists who work and travel or do a residency abroad share experiences on their mobile lives. The book a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT was edited by IGBK, annette hollywood and Andreas Schmid. It can be ordered at the IGBK office for free.
A project of the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) in cooperation with the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, Berlin, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart/Berlin, ON-AiR/Trans Artists, Amsterdam, and the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe. Supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German Bundestag. Project leaders IGBK: annette hollywood and Andreas Schmid, project leader Berlin Weissensee School of Art: Leonie Baumann