Berlin, Leuschnerdamm 19
26.3.2021 – 4.6.2021
The German artist Joseph Beuys, important today for sustainable art, would have celebrated his 100th birthday in May 2021. Our project “Group Global 3000” is an embodiment his concept of the “social sculpture”. With the art we exhibit, its worldwide appeal, our togetherness and our ecological and economic practice, we want to stimulate the discourse for a sustainable world.
For Documenta 7, Joseph Beuys planted a total of 7,000 oak trees in Kassel, Germany, between 1982 and 1987. Commenting on his ecological artwork “Art-Nature-Culture” planned for Hamburg during this time, Beuys said, “The destruction is there, it has already progressed so far that it seems to many scientists to be irreparable.” Today, the Fridays For Future movement urges us to take scientists seriously.
We see his phrase “Everyone is an artist” as empowering people to create their future in a sustainable way. The power of Beuys can help us today to solve our global, existential climate crisis: We are inspired by his credibility, his interest in ecology, and his political society-changing action art.
We call on artists to join his perspective and submit works that address the climate crisis and the Sustainable Goals of the UN in the spirit of Joseph Beuys and address a sustainable future.
Application deadline 14.2.2021
In an open call, we invite artists world-wide to submit contributions to the theme described above for a group exhibition in our exhibition space.
Disciplines: Object, sculpture, installation, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sound is also possible. A performative contribution such as performance, VJ or similar for the vernissage, artist talk or finissage is desired.
Since the Corona crisis still requires restrictions, we will adjust the exhibition organization and program accordingly. We are planning analog and digitally, with a commented video tour, an online gallery, open video events.
Artists whose works do not conceptually address the announced theme will not be considered.
International works: We gladly accept letters and videos. Unfortunately, we can no longer accept packages from abroad. The processing effort, shipping costs, transit times and the difficulty of timely delivery in Berlin are simply too great.
We offer: Exhibition space with equipment, bar, advertising by e-mail, various websites and social media as well as web and print flyers, presentation of work texts, the lecture, and documentation.
We do not take any fee for application, exhibition, etc. We are an independent, self-organized artist-run space and work on a voluntary basis. For artworks sent by post, we ask that senders include the return postage. Unfortunately, there is no budget for production, further technical equipment, transport or insurance (the room is lockable). We look forward to a good working relationship and agreement to the rules (gg3 rules regeln 2020) of cooperation.
Individual artists or artist groups can apply online.
Presence: The presence of regional artists is desired for the vernissage and the artist talk as is hosting the gallery during opening hours on one day during the exhibition. (Due to COVID-restrictions, this is currently not applicable.)
Q and A Calls for applications GG3
Q: Is there a way to review my submission to confirm that it was submitted correctly?
A: This is not necessary if the submission was accepted and you received a confirmation email.
Q: Would you recommend submitting only new artwork applications, and if so, will this affect my application?
A: No, it doesn’t matter. What matters is a strong connection to the announced theme and artistic quality.
Q: I am unable to upload the CV and exhibition list.
A: Only pdf and doc formats are accepted, max 10 MB. No docx or odt!
Q: I made a mistake, can I correct my application?
A: No problem, we will make correction for all works accepted.
Q: How do I submit multiple works?
A: Close the first application and reopen the form.
Q: Is it still possible to send you an application by e-mail?
A: It is no longer possible to send an application by e-mail due to the workload of the jury.
Artist talk 9.4.
Lecture ca. 23.4.
Workshop 11.5. for artists “Living sustainability in work, material and everyday life” How far do we want and manage to live sustainability?
53rd exhibition , Curator Tom Albrecht.