Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7 pm
Zur Lage der Bildenden Kunst in Berlin (On the situation of the fine arts in Berlin)

Panel discussion with Axel Haubrok (collector, Berlin), Heike Catherina Mertens (Chairwoman culture, Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin), Dr. Ingrid Wagner (Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin) and Corinne Wasmuht (artist, Berlin), moderated by Kathrin Becker (General Management n.b.k. / Head of Video-Forum)

The exhibition Give Us The Future presents fifteen outstanding positions of the contemporary art scene in Berlin. The international artists, who received the Berlin Senate scholarship of Fine Arts in 2013 deal with ideas of the present and the future in various ways. In frame of the exhibition Axel Haubrok, Heike Catherina Mertens, Dr. Ingrid Wagner, Corinne Wasmuht and Kathrin Becker discuss the current developments of Berlin’s art and cultural landscape, focussing on Berlin as a center and a trendsetter of the arts, on the situation of public and private sponsors and on Berlin as a production site.