Although I often visit gallery openings and exhibitions, it’s not primary because of the artworks! I like a lot more to just meet nice people and good friends, talk about new projects and more or less unknown artists and drink some beer.
For me, art is a lot more interesting, when it’s in public space and not guarded by galleries or other institutions. That’s one reason why I like street and urban art and its urban contexts…
Another very interesting idea is to create mobile art-platforms, which drive from city to city and offering space to exhibit, learn and having fun. “The Knot” is such an mobile art-platform. It was created by a curators and artists collective including Markus Bader, Oliver Baurhenn, Jakub Szreder and Raluca Voinea.
Their mobile unit is able to adjust to different urban conditions – whether a creative laboratory, café, atelier, dance floor or an exhibition room, “The Knot” is adaptable!
“Through its unexpected presence in the city, “The Knot” proposes a model for social interaction, thus being not so much a container as a transformer, creating new ways in which the public space could be used and produced. The participants invited by the curatorial collective to activate “The Knot” put forward not only their professional skills, but also their physical company, their desires and imaginative will. They become temporary members of a protean and nomad crew, acting both as hosts and guests in a shared and welcoming place.”
If you are interested in visiting the mobile art-platform, it could be interesting for you to hear that the first route is already planned – Berlin: April 28th to Mai 30th, Warsaw: June 16th to July 15th, Bucharest: October 8th to October 31st.