Hamburg, July 15 –18, 2021

Gegenwart: dedicates itself to the fleeting phenomenon present with a recurring exhibition project. The present (Gegenwart) is always twofold: a temporal state and what is present to us, something that has a presence. The present finds its expression here and now. It refuses accessibility because in the moment of reflection the present withdraws and instantaneously becomes the past. Only with a little distance, it becomes clear what the present was all about, what made this specific present and what its potential for the future might have been. (っ^‿^)っ The present is the place where every change begins.

With Gegenwart: we are attempting to make the present somewhat more tangible in the context of an exhibition and performance project. ┬┴┬┴┤(・_├┬┴┬┴ In times of acceleration, fear of the future, and coming to terms with the past, this project aims to draw attention to expressions of experiences of the present, and its reception in contemporary art.

We intend to look at the present every three years from a new perspective. In the course of the first edition 2020/21, the focus will be on youth. Youth is to be understood as a place and an episode in which the present becomes visible in a specific way. We do not assume the existence of the youth, but rather emphasize their performative production in discourses and practices. The notion of youth is often attributed with several attributions, ascriptions, commonplaces, in which expectations, functions and norms of youth are being produced.

A project with Jasmina Al-Qaisi, Louis Backhouse, Elisa Barrera, Claire Barrow, Hilma Bäckström, Johanna Billing, Samantha Bohatsch, Hans-Christian Dany, Yeşim Duman, Paula Erstmann, Fashion House Limanka, Fatumata, Ella Fleck, Keira J Fox (New Noveta), Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Anna Haifisch, Nschotschi Haslinger, Carsten Heinze, Hans Hemmert, Daniel Hopp, Florrie James, Nadine Janetzky (Manga Hamburg), Veit Laurent Kurz, Martin Karcher, Jil Lahr, Late Bloomer (Josefina Anjou and Niklas Büscher), Kristin Loschert, Marie Lüder, Nikolai Meierjohann, Aleen Solari, Paul Spengemann, Cole Sprouse, Vindicatri

*.☆゚ Thursday, July 15 ☆゚.*

3 pm ♬♫♪◖(●ヮ●)◗♪♫♬
Peine forte et dure by Keira Fox (New Noveta)
Sound intervention and adornments in collaboration with Louis Backhouse and Vindicatrix
@ Auditorium of Hochschule für bildende Künste
Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg

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Snacks & Drinks by Paula Erstmann

6 pm ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ
IMR by Samantha Bohatsch
Playground Birkenau, triangle between Lerchenfeld, Birkenau, Schürbekerbogen near HFBK

7 pm (→_→)
Gymnasium, 2013, Kristin Loschert
Exhibition opening
@ Neue Barmbeker Apotheke, Fuhlsbüttler Str. 121, 22305 Hamburg
Opening dates: July 16–18 July, 2–7 pm

7 pm (。・・)_且
The Fountain of Youth, bar by Hilma Bäckström and Jil Lahr

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Kiosk-Edition by Ella Fleck with a contribution by Paula Erstmann (as long as supplies last)
@ Uhlandshop, Graumannsweg 75, 22087 Hamburg

all day( ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘ )
Claire Barrow, fashion archive 2012–2021, worn by two people

*.☆゚ Friday, July 16 ☆゚.*

12–7 pm ( ̄▽ ̄)/♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪
Weltenzelt by Nschotschi Haslinger
Auditive Installation
@ Harburger Stadtpark, Wilstorf, Subway station Hamburg-Harburg, from there approx. 15 min walk
Coordinates: 53.4511565, 9.9786504,
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Snacks & Drinks by Paula Erstmann

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Kiosk-Edition by Nadine Janetzky (Manga Hamburg) with a contribution by Paula Erstmann (as long as supplies last) at Megalecker
@ Lüneburger Str. 10, 21073 Hamburg

12-6 pm (¬‿¬ )
The Last Train to Warsaw by Fashion House Limanka
@ Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
Im Fernbahnhof über Gleis 3&4, Hannoversche Straße 85, 21079 Hamburg
Opening hours: July 17-18, 2-6 pm

5 pm ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
8/19 dynasty by Aleen Solari
Exhibition opening
@ Sekos Kiosk, Clemens-Schultz-Straße 29, 20359 Hamburg
Opening dates: July 15–18, 3–8 pm

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Falena - Nachtfalter by Elisa Barrera
Yoko Club x Come Over Chez Malik’s
Yoko Club, Valentinskamp 47, 20354 Hamburg:
7 pm - Exhibition opening, exhibition: July 17-18 and July 22-24, 2-6 pm
9 pm - Djset by Polli ji
Chez Malik’s Bar, Kirchenweg 2, 20099 Hamburg:
Part of the show Falena - Nachtfalter by Elisa Barrera: July 18-24, from 7 pm

all day( ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘ )
Claire Barrow, fashion archive 2012–2021, worn by two people

*.☆゚ Saturday, July 17 ☆゚.*

12–4 pm ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Kids are all Right. Jugend der Gegenwart und Gegenwart der Jugend. Conference with Hans-Christian Dany, Carsten Heinze and Fatumata. Concept by Martin Karcher.
@ Freiraum Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz, 20099 Hamburg
Informal registration to

12 am - 6 pm ⊂( ̄▽ ̄)⊃
Cole Sprouse, 2019
Blumen-Station Karaolan
Steintorplatz, Kirchenallee, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, 20099 Hamburg

2-6 pm (⌐■_■)
MISS U, Daniel Hopp
Generator Hostel, Steintorplatz 3, 20099 Hamburg
Before entering the hostel please ring the bell, registration via Luca-App or on site.

4.30 pm °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
level (2m groß sein) by Hans Hemmert
Exhibition opening
@ Kunsthalle Hamburg, Galerie der Gegenwart, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg
Opening dates: July 18, 10 am - 6 pm

6 pm ⊂(◉‿◉)つ·˳♪⁎˚♫
the water spring blue me speaking by Jasmina Al-Qaisi
@ Plateau of the Kunsthalle Hamburg, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg

8 pm ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬
Gegenwart x Jetzt x Erdogaysss
With Best Boy Electric, C. Looper, Dj Yesus, Femalemacho, organized by Yeşim Duman
@ Barboncino Zwölphi, St. Pauli Fischmarkt 27, 20359 Hamburg

all day( ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘ )
Claire Barrow, fashion archive 2012–2021, worn by two people

*.☆゚ Sunday, July 18 ☆゚.*

1–3 pm [●_●]
Metropolis Kino
Film programm ‘Doing Youth’ with Johanna Billing, Daniel Hopp, Florrie James, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann & Paul Spengemann, Hannah Platzer & Julian Pawelzik
Die Unzugänglichkeit der griechischen Antike und ihre Folgen (2016, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Paul Spengemann, 13’10)
Red Hawthorn (2019, Florrie James, 9’32)
Die Geschichte der Bärchen (2014, Daniel Hopp, 5’18)
Project for a Revolution (2000, Johanna Billing, 3’14)
Postkids (2020, Hannah Platzer, Julian Pawelzik, 39’00)
@ Kleine Theaterstraße 10, 20354 Hamburg

3 pm (ノ゚⊿゚)ノ
Gelbgeist by Veit Laurent Kurz
Exhibition opening
@ hinterconti, Balduinstraße 24, 20359 Hamburg
Opening dates: July 15–18 and July 22–24 July, 2–7 pm

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Kiosk-Edition by Anna Haifisch with a contribution by Paula Erstmann (as long as supplies last) at Kiosk Dinder Yavsav Tabakwaren
@ Antonistraße 1, 20359 Hamburg

all day( ˘⌣˘)(˘⌣˘ )
Claire Barrow, fashion archive 2012–2021, worn by two people

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Merchandise by Marie Lüder, available at many Gegenwart locations.

The booklet Gegenwart: Doing Youth contains an excerpt of the graphic novelcomic Late Bloomer