Stefan KrÜskemper


Grant from the Karin Abt Straubinger Stiftung
Super Constellation (since 2009) · Düsseldorf, Berlin, Vienna, ...

Since 2009, Stefan Krüskemper & Kerstin Polzin’s Berlin research group has been taking a performative approach to issues of art and public space.

In practice, their work involves a research method that is as discursive as it is performative. It uses body awareness and positioning within a space to give shape to abstract questions, allowing them to be physically experienced. The structural constellations that the performances create give rise to a complex discourse on questions of art and reality.

The artist Joseph Beuys was, for example, the focal point of a series of performative constellations that Stefan Krüskemper & Kerstin Polzin staged at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. These cast light on contemporary working conditions and realities governing artistic production in a social context. The works of Beuys as they relate to the 21st century served as reference points in this exploration.

2013 »Reverberações«, Superconstellation, Festival kollaborative Kunst, Sao Paulo (br) · 2012 »Liberty needs a new dress«, Superconstellation, Kunstverein Kohlenhof, Nürnberg · 2012 »Oya-Festival«, Superconstellation, Klein Jasedow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern · 2012 »Citizen Art Days SPOT«, Alexanderplatz Berlin · 2012 »Citizen Art Days PILOT«, Freies Museum Berlin · 2011 »Mit Kunst die Welt verändern«, Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft, Alfter/Bonn · 2011 »Aktuelle Kunst in Position zu Politik«, Galerie Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin · 2010 »wg/3zi/k/bar«, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf (Abbildung oben) · 2010 »Was ist der Künstlerbund heute?«, Projektraum des Dt. Künstlerbunds, Berlin · 2010 »Gespräche mit Beuys«, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin · 2010 »Kunst und Gesellschaft«, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wien · 2009 »Wie die Kunst die Bürger gewann«, GLS, Berlin

Stefan Krüskemper and Kerstin Polzin

2010 »Wie die Kunst die Bürger gewann«, Stadtkunst Kunststadt, Ausgabe
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