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The German Artists’ Association at Berlin Art Week: HERBST DIGITAL #1 | 15.09.-18.09.2022

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From 15 to 18 September, the Deutscher Künstlerbund (German Artists’ Union) will provide an insight into the projects developed within the framework of Module D. And they present themselves in a multifaceted way.

Image above: Andy Kassier: © Andy Kassier, smoking painter, 2020, Stipendiat aus Modul D – Digitale Vermittlungsformate (Vergaberunde 2 2021-22)

The funded projects include works from almost all genres that can be realised digitally: in addition to video-based adaptations of live concepts, there are also works with a games character, interactive AR transpositions, for example of dance projects, social media-supported long-term performances or complex imaging and visualisation projects at the interface of art and science. The wide range is also reflected in the scholarship holders. Module D features artists of all ages and from a wide range of disciplines: from exciting newcomers to established stars like the artist duo Prinz Gholam, from painting to visual art. On all days of the event, a projection/sound installation invites visitors to immerse themselves in the artistic digital projects. These can also be explored virtually in the scholarship database. The database, developed by the Deutscher Künstlerbund in cooperation with Neue Rituale, will also be launched on the web on 15 September. It maps all completed projects, makes them permanently visible to the public and thus makes the scholarship programme transparent. The database will be successively supplemented by the works from the last Module D award round, which is currently still ongoing.

Open house on 17 September: Panel, get-together, presentation of the scholarship database and party

On Saturday, 17 September, the Deutscher Künstlerbund expects a full house, as three events are on the programme from 4 pm. The panel “Crisis Mode, Art and the Digital Turn of the Times” with Dr. Annette Hünnekens and the scholarship holders Irina Gheorghe, Andy Kassier and Haike Rausch will kick things off. Together with Dr Susanne Jaschko and Michael Kress from the Deutscher Künstlerbund, they will discuss the effects of digitalisation with a special focus on the socio-political space in which artistic production with digital media or on the topic of digitality takes place. In addition to those already mentioned, around 50 other scholarship holders have confirmed their participation in the subsequent get-together, including Juliane Tübke, Ekaterina Kovalenko and Toni Wirthmüller. Neue Rituale will also be there to present the conceptual approach of the Meta Index, on which the scholarship database is based. The HERBST DIGITAL party will start early, but no less exuberant for that. From 20.00 hrs.


_Projektion/Soundinstallation | Mon., 15 & Fri., 16.09.2022, 14.00 – 20.00 Uhr | Sa., 17 & Sat., 18.09.2022, 12.00 – 16.00 Uhr
_Panel: “Crisis Mode, Art and the Digital Turn of the Times” | Sat., 17.09.2022, 4.00 p.m.
_Get-together of the scholarship holders & presentation of the scholarship database with Studio Neue Rituale | Sat., 17.09.2022, 6.00 pm
_HERBST DIGITAL #1 – the party with DJ Femalemacho | Sat., 17.09.2022 from 20.00. On the decks: Heike Suerman aka DJ Femalemacho.

About: Founded in 1903 as a forum for the avant-garde in Weimar, the Deutscher Künstlerbund was re-established in Berlin in 1950 after its dissolution by the National Socialists. Since then, the association, which currently has around 750 members, has been committed to maintaining artistic freedom as an indispensable basis for cultural development and to strengthening the position of art and artists in society. Since the end of 2020, the German Artists’ Association has been implementing the scholarship programme “Digital Mediation Formats”. In three rounds of awards, 379 visual artists from all over Germany received a grant endowed with 6,000 euros to develop artistic digital projects. NEUSTART, the overarching funding programme for visual artists and artists set up by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, expires at the end of the year.


Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V.
Markgrafenstr. 67
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg


Thursday, 15.09. and Friday, 16.09.2022 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 17.09. and Sunday, 18.09.2022 from noon to 4 p.m.


Admission free

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