The Artist residence GlgoauAIR was born in 2006 thanks to the project by the spanish artist Chema Alvargonzález who envisioned the creation of a location where emerging international artists could find a place to work, cooperate, exchange and live new artistic experiences.
Together with our AIR program, the vibrant, experimental atmosphere of Berlin that serves as background to this unique experience, makes it a valuable opportunity to develop knowledge, research and creativity, as well as to enlarge one’s network.
As GlogauAIR has gotten the public used to, we will be wrapping up 2017 by opening its doors on the 15th and 16th of December. Besides having our artists personally welcoming the visitors into their studios, we will be hosting on the ground floor the exhibition Place, the end of one’s journey. As a result of a collaboration with Stil Vor Talent, Friday night will be submerged under the beats of the world renowned DJ Niko Schwind.
On Saturday our residents Haku Sungho and Jazoo Yang will be performing after the Artists’ Talk What borders in a global world, where the artists Fuentesal & Arenillas and Marta Lodola will expand their creative views on the phenomena of deterritorialization and reterritorialization in a globalized world.
Open Studios December 2017 will give the visitors the opportunity to dive in Alexander Bondar’s snowy post-Soviet landscapes, while juxtaposing them to Fermín Sales’ rural, raw cinematographic images of El Maestrat. Fuentesal & Arenillas pose the question of continuity through their ever-changing medium, while Yuan Gao explores the constantly transitioning relationship between the environment and humanity.
The artistic couple Jazoo Yang & Haku Sungho proposes an alternative way of understanding sound through interaction and in the meantime Jenny Lewis negotiates space transcending the two and three-dimensional realm. Jose Caerols follows the footprints of a post-industrial identity whilst Kim Hyun Kyung opposes him by exploring the emptyness and tranquility of bamboo forests. Parallel to the instrumentalist Marko Ivic, who deals with the interaction of his own body in relation to that of the piano, the interdisciplinary artist Jia-Jen Lin examines the process of searching for and reconfiguring physical and digital memories.
Using humour and tactile materials, Nessa Finnegan’s work explores a wide spectrum of established gendered roles and rules, while through their fictional screenplay The Finnish duo Vappu Tuomisto & Matti Koskinen distresses over the farmers mistreatment of animals and shrinking resources for the care of the elderly. Lastly the Chinese artist Wei Fei explores the culture and history of Berlin through different mediums such as sculpture, installation and graphic painting.