An Empty Box • An Open Space • A Single Thought • Leaves A Trace • Light

And Shade • Time And Space • M. I. N. I. M. A. L.

(Pet Shop Boys, 2006)

 

In 2019, A trans will deal with the theme A Minimal City and invites you to view several artistic positions. A Minimal City opens up a zone to think about what could be the lowest common (i.e. – minimal) denominator to the topic of urbanity and cities from an artistic and architectural point of view.

What makes a city become a city? What is the difference between it and the periphery, landscape, or nature? Where do they separate and where do they melt together? Are the differences noticeable, existential, or only minimal? Are these categorizations even still comprehensible?

The concept of minimal art started in the United States in the early 1960’s as a counter-current to the European art movements of the time. ABC art, as it was sometimes called, aspired to a deliberate simplicity. Objectivity, clarity, as well as serial and industrial production created its own sense of order. Related terms such as downshifting, minimal effect, simplicity, or fractional are today reflected by the city and its residents. Current trends and counter-movements bring “emptiness and fullness” back into the discourse.

The new A trans space is a simple glass cabinet in a normal Berlin subway station. The protagonists are invited to present, quite literally, “stopping points” for passersby, passing trains, and visitors to the station to reflect upon. After it’s start in Vitrine 01, U-Birkenstrasse, A trans will shift to U-Kleistpark, Schöneberg.

A trans welcome:

Michael J.Birn (Berlin), Marcus Golter (Potsdam), Ellinor Euler (Berlin),  Franziska Harnisch (Berlin),  Vagaram Choudhary (Rajasthan, India), Sebastian Menzke (Berlin), Rajan Ritoe (The Netherlands), plus special guests

The other collaboration will be with:

A trans Campus /Aachen University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Platforms project Athens 2019 /Concha Argüeso (Berlin ), B-LA Connect (Exchange project space: Acceptable Risk, LA), Pioniernutzung Haus der Statistik Berlin

 

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Performance  (Pioniernutzung Haus der Statistik)

19.9.2019   8:00 -8:30pm

 

Location

Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1 (Entrance Otto-Braun-Straße) in 10187 Berlin

 

Holding Space – Yon Natalie Mik in conversation with Ellinor Euler

 

Dancer Yon Natalie Mik will create movements for Holding Space, 2019 to engage in direct conversation with Ellinor Euler’s sculptural drawings Fellow Lodgers. Mik’s body „cannot be anything but an offering, a giving of what one does not have“, and a transcription of the disappearance.

Her movements are holding space for all of those who seek to transgress the reproductive ideology of visible representation.

 

Yon Natalie Mik is an experimental dancer, choreographer, and writer based in Berlin/LA. The performance is featured by ATrans at the Haus Statistik as part of the ‚Pioneer Uses‘ program organized by The Network of the independent Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives in collaboration with Haus der Statistik.

 

For further information

www.nataliemik.com

www.ellinoreuler.de

Exhibition (Pioniernutzung Haus der Statistik)

11.9. — 29.09.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

Location

Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1 (Entrance Otto-Braun-Straße) in 10187 Berlin

 

Made of conventional enameled wire, Ellinor Euler’s Fellow Lodgers occupy spaces. They are found either in niches and protrusions or occupy the entire space. The artist transfers graphic structures into spacial drawings. Thus individually adapted room installations are created.

Ellinor Euler studied architecture in Berlin. At the same time she developed her artistic oeuvre, with which she has won numerous awards and prizes. Since 2006 she has regularly traveled to India on guest fellowships and for work trips. Ellinor Euler lives and works in Berlin and at Kunsthaus Dosse Park in Wittstock.

 

Opening

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5-7 PM

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

 

For further information

www.ellinoreuler.de

 

The Network of the independent Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives (Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und –initiativen) collaborates with Haus der Statistik initiative (Initiative Haus der Statistik) within the framework of pioneer uses (Pioniernutzung). This enables various project spaces and initiatives for different uses of space.

As a beginner, the project space A TRANS starts parallel to the opening of the Berlin Art Week at Haus der Statistik.

www.projektraeume-berlin.net

 

Exhibition

6.9. — 27.10.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

 

Sebastian Menzke was born in 1979 in Neubrandenburg, he was first trained as a glazier and then went on to receive a design degree at the Hochschule Wismar. His work is at times figurative, sometimes abstract. Menzke‘s works tell of people and myths, mixing modern elements from the media with the icons of art history. Fragments are created that are inserted into always nearly perfect compositions. Usually the artist chooses motifs because he himself is interested in them, other times taking on a sharply critical narrative style. Light itself is the focus: its possibilities, its power, and its magic.

 

A series of epoxy resin artworks are shown in this exhibition, created by using different techniques from past centuries. Menzke manages here to bind his traditional inclinations with contemporary concepts of art. Layered egg tempera paintings from long ago have a particularly large influence on the exhibited works.

The aesthetic and fascination of egg tempera paintings is brought into a contemporary setting in the exhibition space. Image layers lie graphically and objectively on top of one another. Each layer throws a shadow on the one below it and comes together as a complete three-dimensional image. The addition of individual layers plays an important role here. The characteristics of collage, which are very important to the artist, are implemented and preserved with epoxy resin used as a medium for the individual layers within the image.

Resin is a very modern material and is Menzke’s egg-white of the contemporary ideal – he uses it to let his layers float and through this new technique creates an image. Even if it may appear so at first glance, the individual layers are not made from cast scraps of paper. The individual shreds of pictures are laid onto the resin layers through special methods involving chemistry.

A traditional way of working is brought into a completely new context, with new materials as a medium to apply the process and thus bring it into the contemporary moment.

In this way Sebastian Menzke creates images that allow one to think about light with a fascinating new approach. The rays shine through different colored layers down to the ground of the artwork and then light it up from within.

(Regina Hoppe, 2019)

 

Opening

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7 PM

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

Introduction: Regina Hoppe, Wismar

 

For further information

www.sebastianmenzke.de

 

Exhibition

10.8. — 1.9.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

 

Something stirs in every nook of the city, which we feel in some way. This wave is the inlying point of the human being, which creates a new energy every moment.
There is a lot of prospect and belief. That hold to each other, I think it can be matched by only one color. That is .. pink

 

Vagaram Choudhary (*1979) studied art and film in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Mumbai /Indien. Working as an artist and curator in a large array of mediums, like drawing, painting, film and urban art, he takes part in many exhibitions and residence programs in India and worldwide.

In 2009 he founded sowing seeds- Kaman art foundationand developed an art residency program on the countryside of Jodhpur for international artists.

 

Opening

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7 PM

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

 

For further information

Blog: http://vagaram.blogspot.com/

Exhibition

4.7. — 4.8.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

 

 

Only when it’s gone

It is those small, those seemingly inconsequential, everyday comforts of life that we often only first become aware of when they’re gone.

 

Franziska Harnisch studied in Greifswald, Hildesheim, and Braunschweig, and is a master student (‘Meisterschülerin’ ) of Thomas Rentmeister. Her artistic practice encompasses and combines the fields of concept art, live, urban, and social art, as well as digital art and curatorial practices such as open calls. Harnisch’s works have been regularly exhibited by art societies (‘Kunstvereine’ ), project spaces, and festivals, including The Balcony (2019, NED), the 7th Online Performance Art Festival (2018), Kunstverein Hildesheim (2016), Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz (2015), and the KuK Monschau (2014). In 2019 the artist has been awarded the EUCIDA Travel Award, a stipend from the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, and the Q21 Artist-in-Residence scholarship at the paraflows festival in Vienna.

Franziska Harnisch is a founding member of KUNSTRAUM 53 (Hildesheim) and ran the project space Vitrine01 (Berlin) from 2017 to 2019. She is a member of BBK Berlin and medienkunst e.V., and is currently artist in residence at 2 OG in the Alte Münze, Berlin.

 

Opening

Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 7 PM

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

 

For further information

www.f-harnisch.de

 

A TRANS feat. ARLA with Carly Chubak, Miranda J. Friedman, Yon Natalie Mik, Joshua Oduga, Tu Nguyen, Stephanie Sherwood and Katie Shanks

 

Exhibition

7.6. — 23.6.2019

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

 

Programm B-LA CONNECT @Vitrine, U-Bahnhof Kleistpark

Live performances & installations daily till June 12, 2019

8 June 2019         10:30         Miranda J. Friedman

9 June 2019         10:30         Carly Chubak

10 June 2019       10:30         Tu Nguyen

11 June 2019        14:00         Katie Shanks

12 June 2019        14:00.        Natalie Mik

 

STRATIGRAPHY SEQUENCE is a collaboration between Berlin project space A trans (@atrans) and members of Acceptable Risk LA (@acceptableriskla) as a part of B-LA Connect.

A trans is an itinerant conceptual laboratory for creative people and a platform for communication about contemporary art, architecture, urbanism and related culture with the focus on the city, space and architecture which found a set of like minded allies in the nomadic artist collective ARLA presenting art work and curatorial projects throughout its sprawl. Both exploring the possibilities of and drawing inspiration from their expansive urban environments and the diverse communities housed therein.

What makes a city become a city?Layered Experiences. Concentrated Space.

Each installation or performance is endeavoring to explore and distill down elements of experience—essentializing them—representing them within the confines of the A transvitrine.

Where do they separate and where do they melt together? Artistic Construction.

The artists are creating visual architectures to capture systems of classification then leaving the ephemera of those explorations in situ. Each one choosing whether to build on the foundations left by earlier artists or clear elements away to construct anew.

Are these categorizations even still comprehensible? Compositional Archeology.

Stratigraphy Sequenceasks viewers to navigate this spatial collage constructed through successively layered temporal deposits culminating in collaborative composition.

 

Featuring artists: @whatcarlysees@art.kshanks@stephanie_sherwood_art@mirandajfriedman@mummers22@tundeoduga @miknatalie

 

Opening 

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4-5 PM

Live performance by Katie Shanks & Stephanie Sherwood

 

In connection with the Opening von ARLA 5-11 pm at

Studio Baustelle, Berthelsdorfer Str. 11, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln

 

For further information

www.acceptablerisk.com

www.b-la-connect.org

www.studio-baustelle.org

@atrans.org @aceptableriskla @b_la_connect

 

 

 

Platforms Project 2019  

17. 05.2019 – 19. 05. 2019             12:00 – 21:00

Opening            16.05.2019               19:00 – 22:30

„Nikos Kessanlis“ exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts

Piraeus str. 256, TK 182 35, Athens

Invitation
Download PDF

 

For further informations

http://www.conchaargüeso.eu

 

Exhibition

2.5. — 2.6.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

 

What makes a city become a city?

Gated communities are a current trend and are spreading as a housing model. But do we truly want to live in these kinds of walled-off neighborhoods. Outside the big city, inside a village. One’s status rises with a gatekeeper, a guard. It is about comfort, lifestyle, distinction, and securing the value of real estate. It is about security . . . and separation from strangers.

Ellinor Euler studied architecture in Berlin. At the same time she developed her artistic oeuvre, with which she has won numerous awards and prizes. Since 2006 she has regularly traveled to India on guest fellowships and for work trips. Ellinor Euler lives and works in Berlin and at Kunsthaus Dosse Park in Wittstock.

For further information

www.ellinoreuler.de

 

Opening

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7 PM

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

Exhibition

4.4. — 28.4.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine at U- Bahnhof Kleistpark, 10834 Berlin

U7

 

Der Alte Mann | The Old Man

Artur D. from H.

In the GDR era a telegram messenger

Who traveled more than 40 000 kilometers

On a bicycle

Proletarian Poet

The oldest figure drawing model in Germany

 

Opening

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 PM

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

Marcus Golter (*1966) is a trained stonemason and studied sculpture at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule. Many of his works can be found in public spaces: fountain sculptures, building facades, and water-spouting statues. For over 20 years Marcus Golter restored and reinterpreted the arch reliefs of the Stadtgottesacker in Halle. He has won numerous art prizes. Marcus Golter lives and works in Potsdam.

For further information

marcus-golter.de

A TRANS Campus feat. Aachen University of Applied Sciences |  Department of Architecture  |  Module On Design  |  Prof. Thomas Tünnemann

&  Miriam Azzab • Henri Boh • Paul Brüggentisch • Moran Dorner • Frank Dresen • Emre  Eruz • Felix Fischer • Kristina Foidl • Sabrina Frömbgen • Saskia Frömbgen • Matthias Funken • Carolin Grün • Collin Hackenbroich • Thilo Haas • Felix Keller  • Anke Mannshausen • Georg Mörike  • Kevin Osterkamp •  Simon Rix • Sebastian Rupp • Vivienne Scheid • Jennifer Sikora • Hermann Stuzmann • Lynn Thomas • Jana Tillmanns • Annelie Wirtz • Jonas Wübbe

 

Exhibition

23. 2. – 9. 3. 2018   |   Open Fri + Sat 4 – 7 PM and by appointment

 

Location

c/o  KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN  Schlegelstrasse 6, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

U, Tram Naturkundemuseum  / S, Tram Nordbahnhof

 

Invitation Download PDF

 

Presse  Download PDF

A trans will deal with the theme A Minimal City in 2019 and opens up a zone to think about what could be the lowest common (i.e. – minimal) denominator to the topic of urbanity and cities from an artistic and architectural point of view.

What makes a city become a city? What is the difference between it and the periphery, landscape, or nature? Where do they separate and where do they melt together? Are the differences noticeable, existential, or only minimal?

Sulla Strada (ital.) by means …on the way… along the way…every year students of the architecture department at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen travel to the small Italian village of Formine – which lies directly on the Lago Maggiore. This year’s workshop will be led by professor Thomas Tünnemann and will concentrate on a sequence of buildings, spaces, landscapes, or impressions in series of illustrated broadsheets. All techniques are welcome and will form the basis architectural and landscape drawings. The end result is an individual examination, inspiration, and source to transfer the image into a small sculpture made of found materials and possibly simple things that they have brought with them.

The exhibition is accompagnied by a catalogue.

 

Opening

Saturday, 23. 2. 2019   16:00

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

Prof. Thomas Tünnemann (Introduction)

 

For further information

fh-aachen.de/menschen/tuennemann

facebook.com/A-TRANS-1557857614435639/?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

Supported by

Exhibition

17.1. — 14.2.2019   |   Open Hours permanently

 

Location

Vitrine 01 at U- Bahnhof Birkenstrasse, 10559 Berlin

U9

 

 

 

Opening

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7 PM

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

The artist is present.

 

The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe in 1951 is an icon of modernism. In Safe for the Wave the building stands on a cliff by the sea. The remains of a glass superstructure around it tell of efforts to protect the house from a tsunami that never came. The interior decorating, made up of second hand furniture and banal everyday objects, also questions the ideals of modernism. A return to nature? But of what sort?

 

Michael Birn (born 1976) is an architect, painter, and set designer. His architectural models, paintings, and stage designs work with the relationship between space and narrative. In 2008 he was a Schlubach-Hirschmeier Scholar at the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Since 2017 he teaches production design at the Filmuniversität Potsdam.

For further information

www.jmbirn.de