artspring arts festival, ” Corona Version”: It is time to try out new formats. Hardly scheduled, almost on hold – the Pankow artspring berlin art festival with over 230 participating artists will take place from 9 May to 7 June 2020 despite Corona. In a different way.
Image above: artspring 2019, Ope Studios, Studio Marc Groeszer, Photo André Wunstorf
For visual artists, visibility is all the more important in this special and difficult time. The team of organizers has therefore printed the artspring-newspaper in a ten times higher circulation and is distributing it with the Berliner Woche to 100.000 inhabitants of the district. This newspaper contains information about all participating artists and the artspring film festival.
The initiators of artspring, Julia Brodauf and Jan Gottschalk, describe the current situation: “Of course we had to cancel all vernissages and events as well as our info shop in the Schönhauser Allee Arcaden. For this we have planned an online-festival: in May there will be digital readings, performances and podcasts on our website, artists will give you insights into their studios and you can look forward to at least one online concert. The artspring film festival, the artspring nale – in cooperation with the Lichtblick cinema – is also going online. It will start on 9 May. We cannot yet predict an exact programme – it will be experimental in any case. If you are not allowed to come to the artists, the artists will come to you!”
With a 7 m long shop window of the Heinrich Böll Library artspring gets a real window to the world. Two group exhibitions (in the Janusz-Korczak-Library and the Parkklinik Weißensee) provide an up-to-date overview of the participating art producers in Pankow, Weißensee and Prenzlauer Berg. “Hanging still”, these exhibitions will be accessible to interested visitors and can form a basis for walks and tours of the open studios. The plan is to continue to invite people directly to the weekend of the Open Studios on 6 and 7 June 2020, if this is possible and sensible at the planned time. The organisers hope to be able to welcome a large number of interested visitors to the studios – not all at once, at a distance and in compliance with all hygiene regulations.
artspring berlin 2020
from 9. May
Start of the online art festival artspring berlin: www.artspring.berlin
artspring showcase of the Heinrich Böll Library, Greifswalder Straße 87, 10409 Berlin
13. May and 20. May
Distribution of the artspring newspaper in the large district of Pankow and adjacent streets in Mitte
8., 15., 22, and 29. May, each 18 h
artspring nale Filmfestival
from 18. May
Exhibition artspring dezentral I in the Janusz-Korszak-Bibliothek, Berliner Straße 120, 13187 Berlin, opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-19 h, Sat 10-13 h
from 28. May
Exhibition artspring dezentral II in the Park-Klinik Weißensee, Schönstraße 80, 13086 Berlin, opening hours: daily from 15-19 h
Within the framework of the festival, it will be possible to visit (if necessary) other exhibitions by individual organisers. Information about this will be published in the newspaper and on the website.
6. and 7. June, each 12-20 h:
artspring berlin: Open studios – under reserve