Maximiliane Baumgartner x Otto Hofmann
Former Studio of Eva Eisenlohr
25.02 / 14:00
In her performative action WITH THE WHEELBARROW the artist Maximiliane Baumgartner together with Paula Kommoss activates the path from the former studio of the Freiburg artist to the Old Cemetery in memory of the work of Eva Eisenlohr… More
For the second time, the Biennale für Freiburg will take place across various locations in Freiburg from June 16 to July 30, 2023, including the Kunstverein Freiburg, the Museum für Neue Kunst, the Kommunales Kino, the offspaces DELPHI_space/außenstelle and Kaiserwache, as well as on the streets and squares of the public realm. Under the title “Das Lied der Straße,” (“The song of the street”), the second edition of the Biennale explores the street as a political realm and as a place of lived publicness. The program will begin next February with a prologue of film screenings, site visits, and performances. The Artistic Director of the Biennale für Freiburg 2 is Paula Kommoss.
Exhibition: June 16 – July 30, 2023
Opening reception: June 16, 2023, 7pm
Symposium: July 8, 2023
Prologue: February – May 2023
The Biennale für Freiburg is a new platform for contemporary art in Freiburg. In close collaboration with the invited artists and local actors, new formats and artworks are developed especially for the Biennale that create explicit references to the city and activate it as a field of experimentation: They reveal hidden stories, provoke unexpected experiences, and create moments of interchange and contact. The Biennale’s multi-layered program presents and mediates contemporary art beyond institutional spaces, puts local conditions in tension with global contexts and issues, and conveys new perspectives on the city.
The Biennale for Freiburg was founded in 2019 by the association “Perspektiven für Kunst in Freiburg e.V.” in response to the closure of the Freiburg branch of the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and the resulting question about the role of contemporary art (education) in Freiburg. The Biennale expands the cultural and artistic life in Freiburg and sets impulses for an ongoing exchange between national and international artists, artistic contexts, and the urban society.