Each participating space will realize one event within a 24-hour period. The program of the festival is as diverse as its participating project spaces: planned events include performative city tours, one-day-only exhibitions, and culinary get-togethers.
With a broad selection of participants the PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL BERLIN provides a momentary slice of the city’s independent scene, offering a platform to consider the idea of what the term ‘project space’ can mean. Usually what project spaces share in common is what they are not – not a white cube, not institutional, usually not commercial. Project spaces typically focus on artistic experimentation, spark dialogue, nurture local art communities and are a labor of love of those who run it. Creatively working with limited funds the project spaces are seismographs of cultural trends, operating under conditions of simultaneous freedom and fragility.
It is the PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL BERLIN’s intention to put the work of its hosts in the foreground and celebrate with the public the ever-shifting independent art scene in Berlin. Over time, the program of the Project Space Festival can function as a window to different approaches and concepts of Project Spaces as considered by the jury and team each year.
In 2014 the program of the Project Space Festival was selected by the Festival team with the intention of highlighting diversity: therefore the architectural structure, curatorial perspective and experimental working structure had been aspects on which to build the program.
For 2015 the spaces were selected by a jury which consisted of Ulf Aminde (artist), Kathrin Becker (n.b.k), Marie-josé Ourtilane (General Public), Matthias Reichelt (Journalist and Curator) and Marie Graftieaux (Project Space Festival) whose intention was to question the definition of a project space.