Peninsula e.V. and Associazione 22:37 are pleased to invite you to the opening of
Out of Place_an ongoing archive P67 Gallery,
Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin
Saturday, May 7 at 6 pm
Out of Place_an ongoing archive is a project conceived by Associazione 22:37 that began in 2013. This new phase of the project is initiated together with the newly formed Berlin-based association Peninsula.
The purpose of Out of Place is to collect a range of materials, mainly quotations, publications, and images, related to the concept of contemporary nomadism. The purpose of Out of Place is to create a temporary archive housing a broad overview of theoretical references and ideas about nomadism and its effects on the forms of contemporary art production. The core of our research is based on the idea that being “out of place” is a condition that causes a subject to continuously relocate himself or herself. This process leads to a movement that is not only physical but temporal as well, necessary to construct the constantly changing meaning of our presence in a place. While the increasing mobility and artistic migration in recent years have helped to highlight the effects that an itinerant life can have on the concept of the site and on the artistic practice itself, we are still often linked to the idea that the identity of a person, and especially of an artist, is closely connected to a place of belonging and that a place can be our own, because we are somehow fundamentally associated with it. As Miwon Kwon illustrated in 2002, this kind of relationship with “right” places is usually considered useful to reaffirm our sense of self, reflecting back an image of a grounded identity. In opposition, “wrong” places are unfamiliar, disorienting, and threatening to our capacity to constitute a sense of self and the world. In overcoming the dualistic system of thinking about our sense of place, it opens the possibility to explore the critical and creative potential of being out of place as a temporal and spatial movement able to constitute new relations between the subject, the context, and their temporary meaning. The archive will explore the complex issue of being “out of place” through the involvement of realities that act and move in different cultural territories. We will start from the 1960s when this condition was investigated by many artistic practices that reflected on the relationship between the artistic process, the context in which they act, and the space for their recognition. We would like to collect materials about projects and ideas that consider contemporary nomadism as a condition that traverses, not only physically, territories not yet encoded, where, in order to reach a possible and temporary place of belonging, movement without a default destination is necessary.
Contributors: Adalberto Abbate, Yeşim Ağaoğlu, Rebecca Agnes, Petrov Ahner, Basma Alsharif, Alessandro Ambrosini, Luca Andriollo, Silvano Arcidiacona, Zara Audiello, Rafa Badia, BALLOON, Maura Banfo, Valentina Lucia Barbagallo, Bcomeblog, Maja Beganovic, Marco Belfiore, Elena Bellantoni, Emanuele Belluffi, Ilaria Biotti, Ana Maria Bresciani and Antonio Cataldo, Daniel Brunet, Fabio Campagna, Loris Cecchini, Mario Ciaramitaro, Roberta Coletto, Marco Dalbosco, Fiorentino De Martino, Luís De Matos, Alessandro Di Pietro, Daniela Di Maro, Cecilia Divizia, Dusica Drazić, Pola Dwurnik, Massimo Estero, Tatjana Fell, Barbara Fragogna, Armida Gandini, Bernardo Giorgi, Claudio Gobbi, Stephan Groß, Daniel Michael Johnson, Marija Masa Jovanović, Philipp Koch, Petya Koleva, Iva Kontić, Christophe Kotanyi, Giuseppe Lana, Gianluca Lombardo, Aleksandar Maćašev, Madispa, Diego Mallo, Irma Markulin, Massimiliano Marraffa, Pamela Martínez Rod, Gaia Martino, Virna Mastrangelo, Erika Matsunami, Elena Mazzi, Lorenzo Mazzi, Giuseppe Mendolia Calella, Almagul Menlibayeva, Vesna Mićović, Stefania Migliorati, Maria Mitsopoulou, Molino & Lucidi, Ruben Montini, Maria Fernanda Moscoso, Lea Julie Mugnaini, Paula Muhr, Branka Nedimović, Annelie Nilsson, Giancarlo Norese, Irina Novarese, Mariagiovanna Nuzzi, Benedetta Panisson, Giorgos Papadatos, Alessia Pastore, Alice Pedroletti, Marco Pezzotta, Sergio Racanati, Alessandro Rolandi, Fried Rosenstock, Stefanie Schairer, Roland Schefferski, Elif Sezen, Nina Simonović, Ivana Smiljanić, Ulrike Solbrig, Allegra Solitude, Ivana Spinelli, Boba Mirjana Stojadinović, Slobodan Stosić, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Suit-Case, TamtamART (Ya-Wen Fu, Yun-Ting Hung, I-Chen Tsou) Francesco Tavolaro, Nina Todorović, Chryssa Tsampazi, U10, Mihailo Vasiljević, Nataša Vasiljević, Vassiliki Vayenou, Lucia Veronesi, Dubravka Vidović, Sasha Vinci, Luca Vitone, Lisa Wade, Emma Waltraud Howes, Jole Wilcke, Alexandra Wolframm, Miriam Wuttke, Davies Zambotti, Elena Zanichelli, Catrina Zanirato.
May 7 – 20, 2016
Opening hours: by appointment
P67 Gallery, Pfalzburgerstraße 67, 10719 Berlin
Phone: 0049 1522 6673117
Catering support provided by Fattoria le Masse