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, switching off with the project space Vitrine 01, will arrange the show window program at the Birkenstraße subway station.

A trans will deal with the theme A Minimal City in the coming year and invites you to view six 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, the Vitrine 01 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.

A trans welcome at Vitrine 01:

Michael J.Birn (Berlin), Marcus Golter (Germany), Rajan Ritoe (Netherlands), Ellinor Euler (Berlin),  KRAATZ (EU),  Vagaram Choudhary (India) 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 spaces)

 

The art project space Vitrine 01 is run by Franziska Harnisch. The artists invited by her will have an intensely critical look at the characteristics of the space itself and the placement of Vitrine 01. Simultaneously in 2019 Franziska Harnisch will begin a workshop series titled, “Learning to Wait”.

 

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Presented by A TRANS c/o KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN

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

 

Opening

Saturday, 23. 2. 2019   16:00

 

Welcome

Isolde Nagel, A TRANS

Prof. Thomas Tünnemann (Introduction)

 

Location

c/0  KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN  Schlegelstrasse 6, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

U, Tram Naturkundemuseum  / S, Tram Nordbahnhof

 

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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.

 

For further information

fh-aachen.de/menschen/tuennemann

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Supported by

Presented by A TRANS c/o Vitrine 01

 

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