PROGRAM is currently working on a book to archive and expand on the exhibitions, lectures, projects and other activities of the past 6 years. Stay tuned for more information!
PROGRAM co-director Carson Chan was recently appointed Executive Curator of the Biennial of the Americas, opening in Denver this July. The exhibition, called DRAFT URBANISM, will feature works by artists and architects from throughout the Americas.
January 31, 2012
At the end of January 2012 PROGRAM moved out of Invalidenstrasse 115. Please stay tuned for updates on future PROGRAM activities.
January 26, 2012
PROGRAM's bookshelf was featured on bookshelfporn.com
January 16, 2012
Take home a little piece of PROGRAM! Now available: desks, chairs, lamps, electronics, padding chips and much much more
. First come, first serve.
November 25, 2011
PROGRAM co-director Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga presents rePLACE at Tracing Mobility Open Platform
, taking place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin this weekend. Come by!
September 8, 2011
The rePLACE Beirut and rePLACE Berlin workshop publications have now been published! There are limited copies available, please contact mail[at]re-place[dot]info if you are interested in receiving one. More informatio here
April 28, 2011
Die Verschiebung der Mitte / Displacing Centers
– a project of Carme Nogueira in collaboration with María Lois. Public discussion at Lietzensee, on May 2nd, 12:00 with Manuela Boatca, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Heriberto Cairo Carou, María Lois and Carme Nogueira.
April 23, 2011
On the breaking act of seeing through and through the other side of grounds and things,
Iris Touliatou's, current artist in residency at PROGRAM, exhibition finissage at Duve Gallery
workshop to take place in April 2011 at 98 weeks project space
, supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation
, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development
, the Arab Image Foundation
舞88: 'Mixed' Reality by Aids-3d, presented by PROGRAM as part of Oceanfront Nights
organized by Art Basel Miami Beach and Creative Time. Friday December 3rd, 8pm, Miami FL.
Aids-3d performs a 45 minute multimedia composition of 88 bpm dance music and visual fx via state-of-the-art motion-tracking avatar control.
PROGRAM is invited to participate with a lecture and two workshops at ART/MODELS Master Symposium
organized by the Master of Fine Arts, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel HGK FHNW / Master CAP - Fine Arts, Hochschule der Künste Bern in cooperation with Schaulager, Basel.
publication designed by Vela Arbutina is now available at PROGRAM. The publication includes contributions by Markus Andresson and Valur Brynjar Antonsson, as well as research material and documentation of Hulda Ros Gudnadottir's Hops Hopsi
Temporary Thai restaurant GLONG opens up on Mulackstrasse 31/32 on June 26 and 27. The restaurant is a culmination of six weeks of research on consumption undertaken in Berlin and Paris, powered by INDA: Design Build
Tune in at UKW 92,6 mHz (cabel) or UKW 97,2 mHz (antenna) on Sunday September 20 to listen to a radio broadcast
about PROGRAM conducted for the culture magazine "Wellenreiter" by Jana Bach.
The Land Wars Reader
co-published by PROGRAM and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is out now. The Land Wars Reader
is a publication which expands and extends the ideas raised within Land Wars
, a major project organized by former curator-in-residence Emma Bugden
at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in 2008.
Former PROGRAM artist-in-residence, Edith Dekyndt
, has two pieces currently on exhibition at Kunst-Werke, Berlin. 'Political/Minimal
,' curated by Klaus Biesenbach, also features work by Monica Bonvicini, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Kris Martin, Francis Alÿs and Tino Sehgal.
PROGRAM will be presenting Re-Place Berlin
(a project co-initiated with Transit Lounge
) at the Metropolis Laboratory
, Copenhagen, on June 28. The break out session "Mapping Urban Spaces" also includes Anu Pennanen
and Vibeke Jensen
and follows a presentation by Ute Meta Bauer
April 1, 2008
p.s.party - hosted by: Artnews Projects, PROGRAM, and Sparwasser hq
Scala, Friedrichstr. 112a, Berlin-Mitte (Oranienburger tor), Thursday, 3 April 2008, 11 pm-
djs: your body & sweat. powered by conny.
exhibitions opening on Thursday, 3 April, 7-11 pm:
The New World @ artnews projects, brunnenstr. 190, www.artnews.org/projects
Edith Dekyndt @ program, invalidenstr. 115: www.programonline.de
Architectures of Survival @ Sparwasser hq, torstr. 161: www.sparwasserhq.de
PROGRAM has been invited by Bao Atelier
(Beijing) as guest collaborators in their project for the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture 2007. (click here
for more information)
PROGRAM's Carson Chan and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga are named the architecture editors of Velvet Magazine
- a free monthly publication about art, architecture and contemporary culture distributed through key cultural institutions in London and Athens.
October 1, 2007
Carson Chan discusses Asian issues in contemporary art on a panel
with curator and critics Carol Lu, Tereza de Arruda and Gregory Knight at Art Forum Berlin 2007.
Artists from PROGRAM’s past exhibition are featured in two different books published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin. Brent Wadden’s wall painting for PROGRAM’s exhibition this March, “Streams, Torrents, Lakes…”
, is featured in NeoGeo: A new Edge to Abstraction
, a book about new geometric forms in art and design, and Luis Berríos-Negrón’s Nonspheres IV
is prominently showcased in Spacecraft: Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts
, by Lukas Feireiss and Die Gestalten publisher, Robert Klanten.
September 10, 2007
Traffic of Clouds
press release [english
August 18, 2007
Musical performances by Dirk Markham and † (Night Veins) at 20:00. These groups will present music containing samples recorded in Teufelsberg, Berlin, one of the sites used in Luis Berríos-Negrón video for Nonspheres IV.
July 12, 2007
press release [english
June 8, 2007
The Icelandic Oasis
press release [pdf
May 7, 2007
Valérie Kolakis: Something is happening that is not happening
press release [pdf
Apr. 27, 2007
PROGRAM hosts Mladen Bizumic's exhibition finissage and Gallery Weekend party jointly with Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery at KMA36.
Mar. 22, 2007
Mladen Bizumic: How If – A Translation in III Acts
press release [english
[other news] Feb. 19, 2007
The Canadian government has announced that they will cut funding for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). This fund normally supports Canadian artists, musicians, curators, and other cultural workers abroad, enabling them to participate in international festivals, exhibitions, concerts and lecture tours, dance and theatre productions, conferences, and academic exchanges. The $11.9 million cut over the next two years represents a 100% withdrawal of the Public Diplomacy budget – money that has helped support various Canadian projects abroad, including Rodney LaTourelle’s solo exhibition at PROGRAM. The amount cut is not a big sum for the government, but it will effectively stop the promotion of Canadian arts and culture abroad.
If you are a Canadian citizen, and would like to speak up against this cut, please visit this website and add your name to the petition.
Jan. 8, 2007
Rodney LaTourelle: In the Absence of Unambiguous Criteria
press release [pdf
[other news] Nov. 23, 2006
Peres Projects Berlin hosts a potluck Thanksgiving dinner at PROGRAM for their friends and staff. A big thanks to Tiffany Noe, manager at Peres Projects, for organizing not one, but two turkeys!
Nov. 15, 2006
John Aes-Nihil (one of the directors part of the "Baltimore Four") took footage of David Woodard speaking about the ‘Dream Machine’ at PROGRAM. Director Aes-Nihil is known for his documentaries about the Manson Family, and he has been working on a film about William S. Burroughs and the Dream Machine for the past 15 years.
Nov. 10, 2006
PROGRAM’s Carson Chan is the Berlin event coordinator for David LaChapelle’s upcoming exhibition at the Helmut Newton Foundation and Jablonka Gallery.
Nov. 4, 2006
PROGRAM would like to thank Sarah Belden from Curators Without Borders
for hosting the ‘Apparatus’ after-party!
Oct. 31, 2006
Apparatus press release [pdf
Aug. 10, 2006
Norwegian artist Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen
(who works under the name Håkki) included PROGRAM as part of his piece at MOT Gallery’s exhibition ‘And yet it Moves!,’
in London. Part philanthropist, part activist, Hansen ‘rented out’ his wall space in the exhibition as advertisement for artists and galleries. The money raised was then given as financial support to a man named Spirit whose shop in Hackney (East London) was in danger of closing due to the area’s rent increase resultant of the upcoming Olympics in 2012.