A space is a space is a space

Berlin, DE
Céline Poulin
Type: Research

Commissioned by Céline Poulin

A space is a space is a space

  • Curators: Karima Boudou, Céline Poulin, Agnès Violeau
  • Spatial Concept: Jean-Pascal Flavien
  • Artists: Kader Attia / Rosa Barba / Nina Beier & Marie Lund / Laetitia Bénat / Peggy Buth / Natalie Czech / Jason Dodge / Jimmie Durham / Jean-Pascal Flavien / Alicia Frankovich / Rainer Ganahl / Christian Jankowski / Thomas Locher / Markus Miessen / Joanne Pouzenc / Michael Riedel / Lyllie Rouvière / Dennis Rudolph / Vanessa Safavi / Eric Stephany / Rosemarie Trockel / Clémence de la Tour du Pin / Tris Vonna-Michell
  • In Extenso – Erweitert is a project by the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français and DAZ and it questions “How to rethink space and matter?”. As part of the "Jeunes Commissaires" young curators program, the French curators Karima Boudou, Céline Poulin and Agnès Violeau were invited to work with artists, architects and writers to experimentally explore this question at the intersection of art and architecture. As an idea exchange on physical and social space, the project enables expanded interaction.
  • Artistic direction: Marc Bembekoff (Curator), Matthias Böttger (DAZ), Cathy Larqué (Bureau des arts plastiques, Institut français)

“A space is a space is a space” is a performative and narrative exhibition conceived by three curators – Karima Boudou, Céline Poulin, Agnès Violeau – to probe notions of social context, public space and performance as possible discursive platforms. The exhibition orchestrates a polyphony of perspectives relating to staged realities: the physical space of the DAZ, the urban environment on the banks of the river Spree, the Internet - with the website Mind The Gap - and editorial practice as sites of public exchange. The exhibition invites visitors to compose or deconstruct their own propositions within these spaces through documents or objects that are then activated within or beyond the site.