Autocenter

Autocenter The independent exhibition space AUTOCENTER was founded in 2001 by the artists Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland in an auto body shop as a not-for-profit space for art beyond the hierarchies of the art market.
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In high frequency and on 333 m2 (3584 sq feet) of exhibition grounds, Autocenter has been inviting international visual artists to present their ideas and visions to an advanced audience of curators, critics, collectors, as well as architects, photographers and galerists in Berlin’s hip district of Friedrichshain. “Showing” here is understood as an non-ideological gesture sans economic pressures. Autocenter is about artistic experimentation in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, etc. beyond the confines of curatorial concern and limitation. Having transcended its status as “off-space” after 10 years and as an antithesis to the regular white cube, Autocenter has assumed a much discussed function within Berlin as it has become “the” platform for showcasing Berlin’s artistic production.

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Autocenter final exhibtion

9.–11. März 2018
last dance
Autocenter zu Gast im KINDL

Eröffnung: 9. März 2018, 18–22 Uhr
Ausstellung: 10. + 11. März 2018, 12–18 Uhr
Maschinenhaus M0

Alisa Berger, Antje Engelmann, David Jablonowski, Eva Vuillemin, Felix Kultau, Flame, Florian Meisenberg, Franz Burkardt, Frederic Spreckelmeyer, Hadassa Emmerich, Hiroki Tsukuda, Isabella Fürnkäs, Isabelle Fein, Jeewi Lee, Maik Schierloh, Manor Grunewald, Maria Kremeti, Marie Reinert, Marie Rief, Michael White, Mohamed Namou, Niklas Binzberger, Ossian Fraser, Paris Giachoustidis, Paul Laffoley, Robert Lucander, Sandra Vaka, Shira Wachsmann, Simon Laureyns, Sofia Hulten, Stephanie Stein, Tamina Amadyar, Taslima Ahmed, Tilman Hornig

kuratiert von Joep van Liefland und Maik Schierloh

Als die Künstler Joep van Liefland und Maik Schierloh im Juni 2001 Autocenter eröffneten, riefen sie damit einen der aufregendsten Künstlerräume Berlins ins Leben. Die beiden zeigten neben einem Club in der Simplonstraße Ausstellungen, die jeweils nur ein Wochenende dauerten. Hinter dieser konzeptionellen Entscheidung standen ganz einfache Gründe: Kein Budget bedeutete keine Aufsichten, kein Geld für Auftragsarbeiten, keine Assistenzen und keine PR-Beauftragten. 2007 erfolgte der Umzug in die erste Etage eines Lebensmitteldiscounters in Friedrichshain, 2013 schließlich in die Leipziger Straße. Autocenter wurde 2015 stillschweigend geschlossen. Während dieser vierzehn Jahre hat Autocenter nahezu ohne institutionelle Unterstützung nicht weniger als 200 Ausstellungen mit 800 Künstler_innen, eine Sommerakademie, eine Reihe von Vorträgen und Performances, ein Oktoberfest, einige Konzerte, zwei Auktionen, ein massives Hardcover-Buch (350 Seiten über die Geschichte des Raumes) und eine ikonische Tragetasche hervorgebracht.

Exakt den Regeln folgend, die für das Konzept von Autocenter zu Beginn aufgestellt wurden, findet die finale Ausstellung im KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst an nur einem einzigen Wochenende statt - beginnend mit der Eröffnung am Freitagabend. Die beiden Organisatoren hätten sich ebenso dazu entscheiden können, die Geschichte ihres Raumes als eine Art Best-of-Compilation zu inszenieren, wie sie von Madonna oder U2 vor Weihnachten veröffentlicht wird. Doch getreu ihrer ursprünglichen Philosophie beschlossen van Liefland und Schierloh, stattdessen rund dreißig Künstler_innen auszustellen, die noch nie im Autocenter gezeigt wurden. Deshalb zeigt die Ausstellung im KINDL Fotografie, Skulptur, Malerei und Videokunst auf unterschiedlichste Weise. Weil sich die Berliner Kunstszene gewandelt hat, weil jüngere Künstlerinnen und Künstler um billige Ateliers und Ausstellungsräume kämpfen, weil Berlins wahrer Schatz die kreativen Köpfe sind, die in der Stadt leben und hier ihre Kunst produzieren.

KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin
www.kindl-berlin.de

Pressekontakt
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, [email protected], +49 179 4963497

March 9–11, 2018
last dance
Autocenter at the KINDL

Opening: March 9, 2018, 6–10 pm
Exhibition: March 10 + 11, 2018, 12–6 pm
Power House M0

Alisa Berger, Antje Engelmann, David Jablonowski, Eva Vuillemin, Felix Kultau, Florian Meisenberg, Franz Burkardt, Frederic Spreckelmeyer, Hadassa Emmerich, Hiroki Tsukuda, Isabella Fürnkäs, Isabelle Fein, Jeewi Lee, Maik Schierloh, Manor Grunewald, Maria Krementi, Marie Reinert, Marie Rief, Michael White, Mohamed Namou, Niklas Binzberger, Ossian Fraser, Paris Giachoustidis, Paul Laffoley, Robert Lucander, Sandra Vaka, Shira Wachsmann, Simon Laureyns, Sofia Hulten, Stephanie Stein, Tamina Amadyar, Taslima Ahmed/Manuel Gnam, Tilman Hornig

curated by Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh

Opened by the artists Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh in June 2001, Autocenter was one of Berlin’s most exciting artist-run spaces. It started out as an exhibition space next to a club on Simplonstraße, where it presented exhibitions that lasted only for a single weekend. There were very simple reasons for this conceptual decision: no budget meant no exhibition attendants, no money for commissions, no assistance, and no press officer. In 2007 they relocated to the first floor of a discount grocery store in Friedrichshain, and in 2013 they moved to Leipziger Straße. Autocenter discreetly closed in 2015. During its fourteen years of activity, no less than 200 exhibitions, 800 artists, a summer academy, a number of lectures and performances, an Oktoberfest, a few concerts, two auctions, a massive hardcover book (with 350 pages covering the history of the space), and an iconic tote bag were produced with barely any institutional support.

Following the rules that Autocenter set up in the beginning, the exhibition they are organising at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art will take place only for a single weekend, beginning on a Friday evening. The two organisers could have decided to show the history of their space, a kind of best-of compilation like those released by Madonna or U2 before Christmas. Yet, true to their original philosophy, van Liefland and Schierloh decided to exhibit around thirty artists who were never shown at Autocenter. This is why the exhibition at the KINDL will cover photography, sculpture, painting, and video art in different ways. Because the Berlin art scene has changed, because younger artists are now struggling to find cheap studios and exhibition spaces, because Berlin’s true treasure lies in the number of creative people who live and produce their works in the city.

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin
www.kindl-berlin.de

Press contact
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, [email protected], +49 179 4963497

Autocenter final exhibition9.–11. März 2018last danceAutocenter zu Gast im KINDLEröffnung: 9. März 2018, 18–22 UhrAusste...
04/03/2018
Kindl

Autocenter final exhibition

9.–11. März 2018
last dance
Autocenter zu Gast im KINDL

Eröffnung: 9. März 2018, 18–22 Uhr
Ausstellung: 10. + 11. März 2018, 12–18 Uhr
Maschinenhaus M0

Alisa Berger, Antje Engelmann, David Jablonowski, Eva Vuillemin, Felix Kultau, Flame, Florian Meisenberg, Franz Burkardt, Frederic Spreckelmeyer, Hadassa Emmerich, Hiroki Tsukuda, Isabella Fürnkäs, Isabelle Fein, Jeewi Lee, Maik Schierloh, Manor Grunewald, Maria Kremeti, Marie Reinert, Marie Rief, Michael White, Mohamed Namou, Niklas Binzberger, Ossian Fraser, Paris Giachoustidis, Paul Laffoley, Robert Lucander, Sandra Vaka, Shira Wachsmann, Simon Laureyns, Sofia Hulten, Stephanie Stein, Tamina Amadyar, Taslima Ahmed, Tilman Hornig

kuratiert von Joep van Liefland und Maik Schierloh

Als die Künstler Joep van Liefland und Maik Schierloh im Juni 2001 Autocenter eröffneten, riefen sie damit einen der aufregendsten Künstlerräume Berlins ins Leben. Die beiden zeigten neben einem Club in der Simplonstraße Ausstellungen, die jeweils nur ein Wochenende dauerten. Hinter dieser konzeptionellen Entscheidung standen ganz einfache Gründe: Kein Budget bedeutete keine Aufsichten, kein Geld für Auftragsarbeiten, keine Assistenzen und keine PR-Beauftragten. 2007 erfolgte der Umzug in die erste Etage eines Lebensmitteldiscounters in Friedrichshain, 2013 schließlich in die Leipziger Straße. Autocenter wurde 2015 stillschweigend geschlossen. Während dieser vierzehn Jahre hat Autocenter nahezu ohne institutionelle Unterstützung nicht weniger als 200 Ausstellungen mit 800 Künstler_innen, eine Sommerakademie, eine Reihe von Vorträgen und Performances, ein Oktoberfest, einige Konzerte, zwei Auktionen, ein massives Hardcover-Buch (350 Seiten über die Geschichte des Raumes) und eine ikonische Tragetasche hervorgebracht.

Exakt den Regeln folgend, die für das Konzept von Autocenter zu Beginn aufgestellt wurden, findet die finale Ausstellung im KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst an nur einem einzigen Wochenende statt - beginnend mit der Eröffnung am Freitagabend. Die beiden Organisatoren hätten sich ebenso dazu entscheiden können, die Geschichte ihres Raumes als eine Art Best-of-Compilation zu inszenieren, wie sie von Madonna oder U2 vor Weihnachten veröffentlicht wird. Doch getreu ihrer ursprünglichen Philosophie beschlossen van Liefland und Schierloh, stattdessen rund dreißig Künstler_innen auszustellen, die noch nie im Autocenter gezeigt wurden. Deshalb zeigt die Ausstellung im KINDL Fotografie, Skulptur, Malerei und Videokunst auf unterschiedlichste Weise. Weil sich die Berliner Kunstszene gewandelt hat, weil jüngere Künstlerinnen und Künstler um billige Ateliers und Ausstellungsräume kämpfen, weil Berlins wahrer Schatz die kreativen Köpfe sind, die in der Stadt leben und hier ihre Kunst produzieren.

KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin
www.kindl-berlin.de

Pressekontakt
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, [email protected], +49 179 4963497

March 9–11, 2018
last dance
Autocenter at the KINDL

Opening: March 9, 2018, 6–10 pm
Exhibition: March 10 + 11, 2018, 12–6 pm
Power House M0

Alisa Berger, Antje Engelmann, David Jablonowski, Eva Vuillemin, Felix Kultau, Florian Meisenberg, Franz Burkardt, Frederic Spreckelmeyer, Hadassa Emmerich, Hiroki Tsukuda, Isabella Fürnkäs, Isabelle Fein, Jeewi Lee, Maik Schierloh, Manor Grunewald, Maria Krementi, Marie Reinert, Marie Rief, Michael White, Mohamed Namou, Niklas Binzberger, Ossian Fraser, Paris Giachoustidis, Paul Laffoley, Robert Lucander, Sandra Vaka, Shira Wachsmann, Simon Laureyns, Sofia Hulten, Stephanie Stein, Tamina Amadyar, Taslima Ahmed/Manuel Gnam, Tilman Hornig

curated by Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh

Opened by the artists Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh in June 2001, Autocenter was one of Berlin’s most exciting artist-run spaces. It started out as an exhibition space next to a club on Simplonstraße, where it presented exhibitions that lasted only for a single weekend. There were very simple reasons for this conceptual decision: no budget meant no exhibition attendants, no money for commissions, no assistance, and no press officer. In 2007 they relocated to the first floor of a discount grocery store in Friedrichshain, and in 2013 they moved to Leipziger Straße. Autocenter discreetly closed in 2015. During its fourteen years of activity, no less than 200 exhibitions, 800 artists, a summer academy, a number of lectures and performances, an Oktoberfest, a few concerts, two auctions, a massive hardcover book (with 350 pages covering the history of the space), and an iconic tote bag were produced with barely any institutional support.

Following the rules that Autocenter set up in the beginning, the exhibition they are organising at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art will take place only for a single weekend, beginning on a Friday evening. The two organisers could have decided to show the history of their space, a kind of best-of compilation like those released by Madonna or U2 before Christmas. Yet, true to their original philosophy, van Liefland and Schierloh decided to exhibit around thirty artists who were never shown at Autocenter. This is why the exhibition at the KINDL will cover photography, sculpture, painting, and video art in different ways. Because the Berlin art scene has changed, because younger artists are now struggling to find cheap studios and exhibition spaces, because Berlin’s true treasure lies in the number of creative people who live and produce their works in the city.

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin
www.kindl-berlin.de

Press contact
Denhart v. Harling, segeband.pr, [email protected], +49 179 4963497

Back from vacation, Finissage: 29.08.2015, 4-9pm
28/08/2015

Back from vacation, Finissage: 29.08.2015, 4-9pm

We can't get enough of you, baby. Can you get enough of it?! ACSA2015 - WEEK 2
10/07/2015

We can't get enough of you, baby. Can you get enough of it?! ACSA2015 - WEEK 2

Thank you everyone for that amazing first week at Autocenter Summer Academy!! See you on Saturday for the public preseta...
06/07/2015

Thank you everyone for that amazing first week at Autocenter Summer Academy!! See you on Saturday for the public presetation of week 2!

Tonight, Tonight.... way too dangerous out there anyway. Get refreshed here at 7 p.m.
04/07/2015

Tonight, Tonight.... way too dangerous out there anyway. Get refreshed here at 7 p.m.

Hard to believe it's only been a week with these artists. The final works will be debuted tonight. Spontaneous installation and exhibition are the best--and even better with a party to celebrate. Tonight, 7PM. 56 Liepziger Str.

Big thanx for that intense talk yesterday to Jennifer Allen, Martin Germann & Ulrich Loock!
03/07/2015

Big thanx for that intense talk yesterday to Jennifer Allen, Martin Germann & Ulrich Loock!

For those of you who missed it, we had a really colourful discussion here at Auotcenter last night! Thank you to Jennifer Allen for moderating and to speakers Ulrich Loock and Martin Germann for all of the insights.

Since ACSA is starting next week; the summer just has to start finally too ...!
27/06/2015

Since ACSA is starting next week; the summer just has to start finally too ...!

Countdown begins to the first day of Autocenter Summer Academy 2015! As you can tell, we are super eager for the students to arrive.

Wer zuletzt lacht... Looking very much forward to ACSA 2015 starting next week
23/06/2015
The German City of Karlsruhe Issued a Parking Ticket to a Warped Car Sculpture by Erwin Wurm

Wer zuletzt lacht... Looking very much forward to ACSA 2015 starting next week

picture alliance / dpa Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has become famous in part for his humorous sculptural treatments of iconic vehicles that are stretched, inflated, and twisted into seemingly impossible shapes. One such sculpture of a bent red Mercedes-Benz food truck installed on a street in Karl

Don't miss! Three days left! Open Today, Tomorrow and Saturday from 4 - 7!
18/06/2015
Re-Discovery 4 – Peter Rose, Erik Bünger and Katarina Zdjelar

Don't miss! Three days left! Open Today, Tomorrow and Saturday from 4 - 7!

Peter Rose, Erik Bünger and Katarina Zdjelar4Curated byInke ArnsOpening22.5.2015, 7 p.m.Duration23.5. – 20.6.2015LocationAutocenter, Leipziger Str. 56Re-Discovery IV is an exhibition on the performativity of voice and language, the inauthenticity and uncanniness of speaking, voice as a political spe…

Erik Bünger @ Videoart at Midnight on May 29th
19/05/2015

Erik Bünger @ Videoart at Midnight on May 29th

upcoming - #65: Erik Bünger
Friday, May 29th, 2015, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)

Lucky you! Registrations are still possible....
11/05/2015

Lucky you! Registrations are still possible....

All you late birds:

16/04/2015

3.000! Wie toll ihr seid! You are great! Thanx!

11/03/2015
Autocenter Summer Academy

What a program for this year's ACSA!! Online next week...

...and it grows and grows! Happy to announce that at also Yael Bartana and Erwin Wurm will give worksshops at this year's ACSA! Great and yes, online soon!!!

ACSA 2015 - June 29  - July 11, 2015 (or maybe longer... ;))
06/03/2015

ACSA 2015 - June 29 - July 11, 2015 (or maybe longer... ;))

The program for ACSA 2015 will be online and ready to sign up very, very soon. Promised! Promised is also that it's gonna be again a bunch of great people, intense workshops, enriching lectures and stunning presentations in the best spot in town (! ;)) ... A tiny sneak peak to this years ACSAists: Annika Eriksson, Julieta Aranda, Norbert Bisky, Mareike Dittmer, Jennifer Allen, Thibaut de Ruyter, Elise Lammer, Eva Wilson and many more... Stay tuned!

ACSA 2015 - program online very, very, very soon! See you in July!
06/03/2015

ACSA 2015 - program online very, very, very soon! See you in July!

The program for ACSA 2015 will be online and ready to sign up very, very soon. Promised! Promised is also that it's gonna be again a bunch of great people, intense workshops, enriching lectures and stunning presentations in the best spot in town (! ;)) ... A tiny sneak peak to this years ACSAists: Annika Eriksson, Julieta Aranda, Norbert Bisky, Mareike Dittmer, Jennifer Allen, Thibaut de Ruyter, Elise Lammer, Eva Wilson and many more... Stay tuned!

16/11/2014

Don't miss today's booklaunch: Archive Books is pleased to invite you to the presentation of Portuguese artist Carla Filipe's latest publication "da cauda à cabeça", taking place on Sunday, 16th November in Archive Kabinett. 4 p.m.The artist and Nuno Ferreira de Carvalho, the editor at Museu Coleção Berardo, will be present.
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The book is another medium that Carla Filipe (b. 1973) has been exploring, as is evident from her previous books – “An Illustrated Guide to the British Railway to my Study” (2010), “As Primas da Bulgária” and “Boletim CP” (both from 2013) – and also in this new title, which was designed to serve as exhibition catalogue, while at the same time was thought-out to resist conventional categorization, and, in a simplistic way, can be referred to as an artist’s book. Beside “da cauda à cabeça,” this book also refers to a number of previous projects by including different elements that were carefully selected or even specifically created by the artist for the purpose.

Additional texts by Vít Havránek and Pedro G. Romero, and an interview with Stephan Dillemuth, contextualize both the artist’s oeuvre and this project in particular, which, to some extent, summarises the artist’s investigation of Portuguese railways. The book, which was co-published in conjunction with Archive Books, was conceived by Carla Filipe in close collaboration with Gonçalo Sena, who was also responsible for the graphic design.

Carla Filipe. da cauda à cabeça
Museu Coleção Berardo and Archive Books, 2014
Hardcover, 252 pages, texts in English and Portuguese.

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