Ceci n'est pas un habitat rue du Faubourg du Temple / République
With: Camille Tsvetoukhine, Céline Ahond, Emilie Pitoiset, Exposer Publier, Hélène Deléan and Rafaela Lopez.
In January, Kunsthalle3000 opened its doors in front of a window of a habitat store at Place de la République. By affixing graffiti and posters, the window has lost its original function of exposing. Instead, a new “wall” has emerged that turned the recess of the window into a niche for homeless people. As a reaction, so-called “Anti-Homeless” elements have been installed. This collision of personal, private and public interests became the scenery for the interventions by 6 local artists.
January 15 Hélène Delean l'habitat de la république
Hélène Deléan took the audience inside the habitat-store. Within the frame of the various sections such as living room, lights, kitchen, etc. she gave a lecture about the meaning of the word habitat out of the various perspectives (nature, science, politics, etc.).
January 17 Céline Ahond The Birthday of the Arts
The artist Robert Filliou declared January 17th to be the birthday of the Arts. On this day, Filliou said, all shops should be closed and people should celebrate on the streets. Céline Ahond followed this principle and celebrated the birthday in her own way by installing a movable Speaking Corner in front, beside, inside and behind the habitat-store. At each location she gave a public speech about the specific surroundings and in relation / together with its “inhabitants”.
January 24 Rafaela Lopez Untitled
During January people in Paris are allowed to throw their Christmas Trees on the streets – as long as they are in a special trash bag. One of these hidden trees was placed inside Kunsthalle3000 – still laden with a colourful chain of lights that was discreetly flashing through the trash bag.
January 27 ExposerPublier Constructions Collectives#2 Constructions Collectives is a growing, collaborative publication by the artists/publishers ExposerPublier (Benoit Brient, Léo Coquet, Caroline Sebilleau). The project is based on an archive of copied press photographs about demonstrations/public space. The audience is invited to arrange and combine these images in a new way and to create their personal manifestation page. The resulting pages are the source for a printed zine that will be published as an outcome of the project.
January 27 Camille Tsvetoukhine Waiting for someone
Together with a group of volunteers, Camille Tsvetoukhine asked people who were waiting for someone around Kunsthalle3000 to draw a portrait of the person they are waiting for. A selection of these portraits were 'curated' into an exhibition that was presented at Kunsthalle3000.
January 31 Emilie Pitoiset Dreams are my reality
During the sunset (and the rush hour) a couple was slow dancing in front of Kunsthalle3000 to Richard Sanderson's famous song Reality out of the iconic movie La Boum. An embodied manifestation for love and come together on a place where mistrust is dominating currently.
Kunsthalle3000 is an institution as intervention engaging directly with public space. The term Kunsthalle is used in German-speaking countries for a special kind of municipal museum, the historical aim of which was to make art accessible to all people. Kunsthalle3000 follows this principle by literally declaring specific spots within public space as Kunsthalle - where artists join forces to create an intensive, yet temporary locale for performance, discussion, confrontation and interchange.
Kunsthalle3000 is a project by Thomas Geiger. To date, it has been located in Vienna, Johannesburg, Geneva and Beirut.
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