…ism is a project space for artists with ideas for future work. It does not show existing work but specifically invites artists to use the space for site-specific projects. …ism project space is located in a former billiards shop and combines a 19th-century retail space with a 17th-century front and rear house, a cellar from 1600 and two courtyards. Halfway through the renovation of the building, the first exhibition started in 2018. Each exhibitor therefore encounters a new situation. Approximately 4/5 projectpresentations are shown every year.
The invited artists themselves determine which part of the building they want to use for a presentation. The interaction with the location, and the conquest of the space from its inhabitants is part of the process. In principle, anything is possible as long as the artist can convince the owners / residents to adapt their living conditions during the project. The dialogue between the artist and the public is also addressed in the project space. In addition to public presentations, private meetings or other forms of side-programming can also be organized.
The intention of …ism project space is to redefine “exhibiting” as a practice, both for the artist, the project space and for the public.