The Covid-19 pandemic has unsettled our institutionalized methods of art production and its reception. We must now learn to create in the void of uncertainty. How can we learn from improvisation, both as a natural phenomenon and artistic/architectural methodology? How can art reposition itself in the everyday chaos of life?
On the occasion of Berlin Art Week, Gallery Weekend Berlin and MESSE IN ST. AGNES, Therme Art is curating the courtyard and facade of KÖNIG GALERIE with an interwoven programme of talks, artistic commissions and food experiences running from 11—13 SEP 2020. THERME ART x MESSE IN ST. AGNES will gather leading figures from diverse fields—among them art, food, science and politics—to explore the vital place of art in ensuring greater health and resilience in the wake of COVID-19. The event will be a continuation Therme Art’s recently initiated digital discussion series, the Wellbeing Culture Forum and will be streamed live and available to watch by viewers worldwide.
Across three days, THERME ART x MESSE IN ST. AGNES will feature the participation of Cyrill Gutsch, David Russell, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Friederike von Brühl, Freo Majer, Hans Ulrich Obrist (moderator), James Lovelock (via videoclips), Riya Hamid, Sabine Himmelsbach, Johann König, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Joulia Strauss, Julieta Aranda, Lucia Pietroiusti, Marc Spiegler (moderator), Marc Glimcher, Meow Wolf, Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, Mikolaj Sekutwicz (moderator), Random International, Moshtari Hilal, Robert Hanea, Nicholas Grafia, Roya Sachs (moderator), Sarah Wilson, Simon de Pury, Stefano Mancuso, Tomás Saraceno, Moritz von Dülmen and Virgil Abloh among many others.