Over the past two years, the interdisciplinary project Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome has been addressing current issues of mobility through workshops, seminars, lectures, artist-in-residence programmes and exhibitions in Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Germany. The themes examined by artists and cultural producers in the context of the project include tourism, migration and new forms of flexible living and being permanently on the move.
The exhibition in Berlin, taking place at the NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and concluding the two-year project initiated by Marina Sorbello and Antje Weitzel, offers a multifaceted parcours through the topics via a selection of artistic positions. Parallel to the exhibition, the programme of events includes performances, discussions, and a film programme in cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstrasse on the weekend 4/5 September 2010.
The 25 artists and groups involved in the exhibition come from seventeen countries, of which twelve are in Europe. Their works relate in the most diverse ways with the topics underlying the exhibition: the artists use research, documentation, fiction, design, irony and invention and various media. The exhibition features also works produced within the Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome residency and production grant scheme (by Alex Auriema, Isa Andreu / Timothy Moore, Carsten Does / Gerda Heck, Bettina Hutschek, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Joanne Richardson / David Rych, Romana Schmalisch, Eugenio Tibaldi).