Press Review

art in berlin, 03-07-2019 (German only)

Home. Work in Progress – Andreea Chirica zeichnet Geschichten über Heimat

Auf dem Innenhof der Modularen Unterkunft für Flüchtlinge (MUF) in der Paul-Schwenk-Straße in Marzahn steht der quietschgelbe, zum Wohn-und Arbeitsraum umgebaute Bauwagen des Projekts RESIDENZPFLICHT. Am vergangenen Freitagabend werden auf seiner kleinen „Terrasse“ die letzten Vorbereitungen für das anstehende Gespräch mit der rumänischen Comic-Zeichnerin Andreea Chirica (*1978, lebt in Bukarest) getroffen. Gäste nehmen auf den bereitgestellten Stühlen Platz, hin und wieder erscheint hinter den Fenstern der Gemeinschaftsunterkunft ein neugieriges Gesicht, ein paar Kinder spielen unbeeindruckt von der Anwesenheit der Besucherinnen und Besucher, die zur Abschlusspräsentation von Chiricas Arbeit Home. Work in Progress gekommen sind. Nach und nach kommen Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner hinzu.

Artikel von Ferial Nadja Karrasch


Radio Connection, 27-6-2019 (Interview in English and Fasi)

Interview with Andreea Chirica

Magazine: This radio show comes up with different subjects. A report about Tehran Book Fair Uncensored presenting books and publishers censored in Iran, a visit to the first Paradisgarten, a gardening project in Marzahn and finally (from minute 33:14) a talk to Andreea Chirica, an artist from Romania, who was invited by the art project RESIDENZPFLICHT to live and work at the refugee accommodation Paul-Schwenk-Straße in Marzahn.

Radio Connection is an art project by the artist Susanne Bayer for the modular accomodations for refugees in Berlin Marzahn.
Every week, Radio Connection is producing a multilingual radio show together with residents, neighbours and supporters.

Audio www.radioconnection-berlin.de


press release 20-6-2019

RESIDENZPFLICHT – Invitation to the artist talk with Andreea Chirica at the end of the 2nd residence

28 June 2019, 5 pm
MUF Paul-Schwenk-Straße 3-21, 12681 Berlin

In her comics, Andreea Chiricā (*1978, lives in Bucharest) tries to portray personal feelings in order to depict the zeitgeist and society from an autobiographical point of view. In her new graphic novel, she thematizes home and a new beginning.
www.andreeachirica.com

Outlook
3rd Residence: Simone Bailey (5 July – 2 August 2019)
Public welcome: 5 July 2019, 5 pm
MUF Kiefholzstraße 71, 12057 Berlin

For Simone Bailey (*1982, lives in San Francisco, USA) music is the best way to overcome social barriers. She often performs her powerful musical performances in public settings. For RESIDENZPFLICHT she is planning a new composition, which will be created and performed together with refugees.
www.simonebailey.com

Press contact
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, dh@segeband.de, +49 179 4963497


taz, berlin kultur, 14-6-2019 (German only)

Von fliegenden Träumen

Das im April gestartete Projekt „Residenzpflicht“ ist Teil des Kunst-am-Bau-Progamms der modularen Flüchtlingsunterkünfte

Artikel von Sophia Zessnik


Bezirks-Journal, lichtenbergmarzahnplus.de, 6-6-2019 (German only)

Der Flieger ist gelandet

MarzahnNordWest. Vier Wochen baute der syrisch-deutsche Künstler Manaf Halbouni in der Gemeinschaftsunterkunft an der Wittenberger Straße an seinem „Traum-Flugzeug“. Es hatte nur einen Flügel, Symbol dafür, dass es real nie abheben würde. Nun hat es sich doch bewegt und ist auf dem Abenteuerspielplatz West gelandet.

Artikel von Regina Friedrich


Berliner Woche, Lokales, Kiezkompass, 5-6-2019 (German only)

“Fliegende Träume” in MUF

Marzahn: Erster Residenz-Künstler stellt seine Arbeit in der Wittenberger Straße vor. Mit einem Flugzeug aus Holz auf dem Hof der Flüchtlingsunterkunft Wittenberger Straße endete die erste Etappe eines Kunstprojektes. Insgesamt zehn Künler sollen zwischen Flüchtlingen und der modernen Kunstwelt in Europa eine Verbindung schaffen.

Artikel von Harald Ritter


Radio Connection Berlin (Pi Radio FM 88,4 every Thursday 3-4 pm), 30-5-2019 (German and Arabic only)

Residenzpflicht

A whole hour with and about Manaf Halbouni and the project RESIDENZPFLICHT.
Radio Connection is an art project by the artist Susanne Bayer for the modular accomodations for refugees in Berlin Marzahn.
Every week, Radio Connection is producing a multilingual radio show together with residents, neighbours and supporters.

Audio www.radioconnection-berlin.de


Arte, Kultur News 24-5-2019 (German and French only)

Kunstprojekt “Residenzpflicht” in Berlin

Video von Kolja Kandziora


inforadio vom rbb, 24-5-2019 / NDR Kultur, 22-5-2019 (German only)

Residenzpflicht: Künstler in Flüchtlingsunterkünften

Es ist ein ungewöhnliches Stipendium, das eine Künstlerinitiative in Berlin an zehn Künstler vergibt: ein einmonatiger Wohn- und Arbeitsaufenthalt in Berliner Flüchtlingsunterkünften. Der erste “Artist in Residence” ist Manaf Halbouni, der selbst vor elf Jahren aus Syrien nach Deutschland kam. Barbara Wiegand hat ihn vor Ort in Berlin Marzahn getroffen.

Audio von Barbara Wiegand


KULT[UR]

Der Traum von einem besseren Ort


Tagesspiegel 23-5-2019

Künstler baut Flugzeug in Marzahner Flüchtlingsunterkunft

Projekt “Residenzpflicht” Kunstschaffende sollen dort arbeiten, wo es eigentlich andere Probleme gibt. Den Anfang machte der Künstler Manaf Halbouni in einem Bauwagen.

Artikel von Robert Klages


Berliner Zeitung 16-5-2019 

Träume sollen fliegen

Wie Künstler mit Geflüchteten zusammenleben, Berlin – Ungewöhnliche Zeiten erfordern ungewöhnliche Maßnahmen. Das sagen sich die an Kunst-am-Bau-Projekten arbeitenden Mitglieder der Künstlerinnengruppe msk7

Artikel von Ingeborg Ruthe


lichtenbergmarzahnplus.de, Bezirks Journal 16-05-2019 

Wenn Träume fliegen könnten

Artikel von Regina Friedrich


press release 15-5-2019

RESIDENZPFLICHT – Invitation to the artist talk with Manaf Halbouni at the end of the 1st Residence

24 May 2019, 5 pm
MUF Wittenberger Straße 16, 12689 Berlin, Germany

With his works frequently presented in public space, the German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni (b. 1984, lives in Dresden) refers to current socio-political themes. In conversation with the artists of msk7, he reviews the time of his stay and explains his flying object “The Flying Dreams”, which he has built for RESIDENZPFLICHT.
www.manaf-halbouni.com

RESIDENZPFLICHT is a project of the artist group msk7 and is financed by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing. For the art project, ten Modular Accommodations for Refugees (MUFs) in Berlin will be extended alternately and temporarily by a mobile module in which ten international scholarship holders will live and work for one month. The aim of the project is to temporarily open the self-contained refugee shelters to approaches and developments in contemporary art.

“RESIDENZPFLICHT formulates questions in relation to the alienness that can be posed and linked in many ways – the alien between the art-loving and the non-artist public, the alien between residents in the neighbourhood and the refugees, the alien between the one-month guest and the longer-term residents in the accommodation,” states the artists group msk7.

www.residenzpflicht.berlin
msk7 are Mona Babl, Kati Gausmann, Ricarda Mieth and Anja Sonnenburg.
www.msk7.org

Outlook
2nd Residence: Andreea Chirica (31 May – 28 June 2019)
Public welcome: 31 May 2019, 5 pm
MUF Paul-Schwenk-Straße 17, 12685 Berlin, Germany

In her comics, Andreea Chirica (b. 1978, lives in Bucharest) tries to portray personal feelings in order to depict the zeitgeist and society from an autobiographical point of view. In her new graphic novel, she addresses issues of home and a new beginning.
www.andreeachirica.com

Press contact
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, dh@segeband.de, +49 179 4963497


Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Länderreport 13-05-19 

Residenzpflicht – Künstler im Flüchtlingsheim

Audio von Claudia van Laak


Deutschlandfunk, Corso 26-04-2019

Was soll ich denn schon verlieren?

Manaf Halbouni beim Kunstprojekt »Residenzpflicht« Das Flugzeug, das Manaf Halbouni in den nächsten vier Wochen in einer Flüchtlingsunterkunft in Berlin-Marzahn bauen will, wird niemals fliegen. Muss es auch nicht: Damit trägt er beim jetzt startenden Kunstprojekt »Residenzpflicht« den Wunsch in die Welt, frei an einem besseren Ort leben zu wollen.

Artikel|Audio von Heike Schwarzer


Neues Deutschland 12-4-2019

Atelier im Bauwagen

Berlin »Residenzpflicht« / Zeitgenössische Kunst soll in Berliner modularen Flüchtlingsunterkünften realisiert werden
Artikel von Anna Schulze


moz.de 12-04-2019

Stipendium im Flüchtlingsheim

Berlin (MOZ) Begegnungen / Beim Projekt »Residenzpflicht« leben internationale Künstler vier Wochen lang im Wohnwagen in geschlossenen Berliner Asylunterkünften.
Artikel von Maria Neuendorff


press release 28-03-2019

RESIDENZPFLICHT – Invitation to the press conference

11 April 2019, 11 am
Mobile RESIDENZPFLICHT studio, Washingtonplatz, 10557 Berlin
The mobile living studio is located on Washingtonplatz between Hauptbahnhof and Spree.

The artists of msk7 (Mona Babl, Kati Gausmann, Ricarda Mieth and Anja Sonnenburg) will introduce their project RESIDENZPFLICHT and will be available for questions.

1st RESIDENCE: Manaf Halbouni
*1984 in Damascus, lives in Dresden, www.manaf-halbouni.com
26 April 2019 – 24 May 2019
Location: MUF Wittenberger Str. 16, 12689 Berlin

 


press release 6-12-2018

RESIDENZPFLICHT – Scholarships for Artist’s Residence Project in Berlin Refugee Accommodation

In their project RESIDENZPFLICHT, the artist group msk7 is awarding ten grants for one-month residences in Berlin refugee shelters to international artists. For the years 2019 and 2020, five artist-in-residence projects will be realized from May to September at a total of ten locations in Berlin. The programme aims to use a diverse spectrum of artistic positions to temporarily open up the self-contained refugee shelters to approaches and developments in contemporary art. Everyday points of contact between artists and refugees should stimulate an exchange of culturally different ideas and views on site and beyond the accommodation’s boundaries. Regardless of the location, which at first may appear unusual, access to contemporary art is understood as a social offer; the realisation of participatory art projects with refugees is not the main focus.

For the art project, ten Modular Accommodations for Refugees (MUF) in Berlin will be extended alternately and temporarily by an additional mobile module – a construction trailer converted into a habitable studio. This serves as a living and working space for the scholarship holders and is connected to a housing unit, whose sanitary facilities and communal kitchen are used. The experience of each scholarship will be shown through a blog, an artist talk and a closing event on site. Each scholarship is endowed with a fee component of 2,000 euros and a maximum of 1,000 euros to cover the cost of material and travel expenses. A mandatory residence requirement will apply.

From 205 international applications an expert jury – consisting of Mona Babl (msk7), Lilian Engelmann (management ngbk Berlin), Kati Gausmann (msk7), Veronike Hinsberg (sculptor, Berlin), Ricarda Mieth (msk7), Sabine Sanio (UDK Berlin, sound studies), Anja Sonnenburg (msk7) – selected ten artists in an initially anonymous selection procedure: Sebastian Acker (* 1981, lives in Berlin), Simone Bailey (* 1982, lives in San Francisco), Claudio Beorchia (* 1979, lives in Treviso), Andreea Chirica (* 1978, lives in Bucharest), Albrecht Fersch (* 1970, lives in Berlin), Manaf Halbouni (* 1984, lives in Dresden), Rola Khayyat (* 1982, lives in New York), Pascal Mayet (* 1980, lives in Copenhagen), Benedikt Stoll (* 1988, lives in Berlin) and Patrick Timm (* 1979, lives in Berlin).

RESIDENZPFLICHT is a project of msk7. The proposal received the 2nd prize, along with an implementation recommendation, in the Berlin-wide art-in-architecture open competition for modular refugee housing, awarded by the State of Berlin under the aegis of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing (Department V) in coordination with the State Office for Refugee Affairs.

RESIDENZPFLICHT is financed by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as well as the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing.

msk7 are Mona Babl, Kati Gausmann, Ricarda Mieth and Anja Sonnenburg.

 

Further information
www.residenzpflicht.berlin
www.msk7.org

Press contact
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, dh@segeband.de, +49 179 4963497


open call  25-06-2018

OPEN CALL – Scholarships for Artist’s Residency Project in Berlin Refugee Accommodation

The art project RESIDENZPFLICHT/RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT will award 10 project scholarships for one-month artist residency stays on the site of Berlin refugee accommodation centres between 2019 and 2020.
10 visual artists are invited to live for one month in one of Berlin’s Modular Refugee Accommodation Centres in order to produce context-based artistic work there. The project aims to temporarily open up the self-contained locations of Berlin refugee shelters to practices and developments from the world of contemporary art.
The scholarship is endowed with a fee component of 2.000 Euro and a maximum of 1.000 Euro to cover the cost of material and travel expenses. Applications from international applicants are welcome, and there are no age restrictions for artists wishing to participate.
A mandatory residence requirement will apply.

Full application information here.

Deadline for applications: 16.09.2018