Friends are Artists invites artists who are currently based in New Zealand to exhibit in Berlin. Initiated during a residency at Büro Für Bestimmte Dinge (Office for Certain Things) and by the availability of a gallery space we decided to create an event in the space, and do something accessible and uncertain. Through the process of organising, making and unmaking, the event explored various possibilities of exchange, communication and collaboration concerning emerging artists. What kind of network and community could be built?
Via facebook an open call invited friends and followers to send or bring something to Sonnenallee 147 which led to a small exhibition and gathering of friends currently living or visiting Berlin. This form of exhibition-making and collaboration has since driven all future projects forward to discuss what we value most as an ongoing initiative, friendship.
Contributions by Ed Bats, Lucy Wardle, Yvette Velvin, Michael Saunders, Jon Drypnz, April Brimer, Michael Saunders, Zena Bartlett and Jordana Bragg.
Thank you to Laurel, Koen, Esther, Michael, Rebecca, Hannah and Stefan.
Organised by Megan Dieudonné