Spaces to watch
When do you finish work?
insitu is a curatorial collective and an additional project for each of us 4 team members, who all work in different positions in the art scene. So on average, we could maybe say that at least one of us is checking our last emails at 10pm.
How did you get to where you are?
When we started insitu we were enthusiastic to have a key to our very own space and to be able to present the artists, ideas and questions we were driven by. To keep this feeling alive, we decided to work in yearly cycles. This gives us the possibility to sit together each year, rethink our positions and focus on the topics and curatorial concepts we’re currently interested in. For our upcoming Cycle III which begins in July, we are going to embark on a little journey into the unknown. We want to experiment with new formats of exhibition concepts and bring a new sense of freedom to putting a show together, so we are going to take a bit of a risk and develop a series of group exhibitions as if they are fictional characters.
What's on show now at your gallery?
Our current show at insitu is 'Framework 6: parallelisms' featuring Ingo Mittelstaedt, Eli Cortinas and Sam Smith. It's actually a two-part show and we are now in the second. We wanted to have an opportunity to delve into a trio of interesting artists' practices a bit deeper than usual, as well as seeing how a change of curatorial perspective affects a show. So first up we invited the independent curator An Paenhuysen who made a show around her idea of 'literary curating'. The second part is by the insitu team and we chose to focus on the way the artists were highlighting 'negative space' in various ways in their work.
What are you most looking forward to in the summer of 2015?
Sunshine! We are also behind the Project Space Festival Berlin, which happened for the first time in August 2014 and will feature 30 project spaces in the city for its 2015 edition. So no holiday for us, but an exciting August month to explore the independent art scene in Berlin.
Who are three artists to watch?
That's a difficult question! We have a constantly changing inner list of artists who we adore. Three artists who we have worked with and who we are especially looking forward to seeing what comes next are: Helene Hellmich, Christopher Kline, Sam Smith.