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Press Release: PARCELLA - Documentation of the series
Skulpturenpark and Impex Contemporary Art Provider present:

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum

Impex Contemporary Art Provider
West-Balkán, Budapest VIII., Futó u. 48.

8 PM, Sept. 27, 2007

Wed. 5 - 8 pm // Thur.-Sat. 8 - 11 pm

PARCELLA was an exhibition series at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum on its vast and vacant plot of ground (a no-man's land bordered by the former Wall). The project was realized within the scope of a new initiative, a public space art project, through the collaboration between Hungarian and German curators and artists.

The park's location has a fateful history, a forgotten no-man's-land and militarized zone. For decades it divided West and East geographically, politically, and ideologically. Since the demolition of the Wall, this area has been mostly out of use, a reminder of Europe's divided-ness, but now offering new interpretations. The place gives the impression of being an intact land while its historical and current significance are reinterpreted by each artistic intervention.

For the series, artists were invited to submit proposals for site-specific work to take place during the summer of 2007. From the invited applicants, a joint German-Hungarian curatorial team helped to select three Hungarian artists, three German artists, and a Palestinian/Iranian artist duo. The goal of the project was to open the idea of sculpture as a process and strategy that could add a layer of creative significance while revealing and complementing the site's pre-existing social and historical layers.

This exhibition presents the entire process of the PARCELLA series as it was realized through the collaboration between KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. and Lumen Photography Foundation. The exhibition features documentation from the seven actualized projects, and also presents the proposals and ideas received from all of the invited applicants.

Selected artists
Daniel Knorr: 1 Year Warranty / 1 Jahr Garantie
Miklós Mécs : 43 proposals, 1 month residency
Hajnal Németh : Truck Facing Eastwards
Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser: Turn it one more time
Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri: We Draw Our Hope On Berlin
Wiebke Groesch & Frank Metzger: New Borders / Neue Grenzen
Katarina Sevic: Social Motions

All invited artists and applicants
Diego Castro, István Csákány & Beatrix Szörényi, Anna Fabricius & Tibor Gyenis, András Huszár, Tamás Kaszás, Zsolt Keserue & Levente Polyák, Krisztián Kristóf, Ingeborg Lockemann, Maki Ueda, Kathrin Mayer, Nevin Aladag, Yeliz Palak, Márta Rácz, Anikó Szövényi, Michelle Teran, Edwin van der Heide, Csaba Vándor

Curatorial committee
Marius Babias (independent curator, Berlin), Balázs Beöthy (C3 – Center for Culture and Communication, Budapest), Miklós Erhardt (artist, Budapest), Stephen Kovats (V2_: Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam), Annette Maechtel (independent curator, Berlin), Edit Molnár (Kunsthalle, Budapest), Kati Simon (Kunsthalle, Budapest), Bettina Steinbruegge (Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg).

Artistic Directors
Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Gergely László, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Daniel Seiple

Curators of the Budapest exhibition
Gergely László & Kati Simon

Parcella is a project of and supported by Bipolar German-Hungarian Cultural Projects, an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes).

Special thanks to Videospace Budapest!

Further support: WB – West-Balkán, Month of Architecture.

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