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in search of lost security

the king is naked
the list of mystifications
childhood, girlhood, youth
signing session

Selbst und Zweck

Anne Meerpohl, Katja Pilipenko, Merlin Reichart, Ngozi Schommers, Sung Tieu, Leyla Yernice

Curated by Sjusanna Eremjan

Opening: 15.12 2022, 17h, ICAT
28.11.2022 – 18.12.2022

Duration: 28.12. 2022 – 22.01.2023

Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 2–6 pm, closed on mondays and public holidays

ICAT - Institute for Contemporary Art & Transfer
Lerchenfeld 2a, 22081 Hamburg


Zur Eröffnung: Begrüßung durch Prof. Martin Köttering, HFBK, Präsident, und Sjusanna Eremjan, Kuratorin

Allen voran in Zeiten der Krise spielt das Politische eine bedeutende Rolle in der Kunst. Ob als selbst oder von außen auferlegte Erwartungshaltung gesellschaftspolitisch relevant zu sein, als Verschreibung an oder bewusste Abgrenzung von einer Verantwortung. Besonders seit dem frühen 20. Jahrhundert waren nicht zuletzt in Reaktion auf die Entwicklungen der Zeit, wiederholt Phasen verstärkter Politisierung zu beobachten.

Die Gruppenausstellung „Selbst und Zweck“ vereint sechs künstlerische Positionen, die sich mit Rissen und Brüchen der Gegenwart beschäftigen. Die zum Teil eigens für die Ausstellung entwickelten Arbeiten zeichnen sich durch eine formale und thematische Vielfalt aus. Präsentiert werden multimediale Skulpturen, Installationen und Malereien. Neben forschenden Vorgehensweisen, die sich konkreten gesellschaftspolitischen Fragen widmen, finden sich Ansätze, die das Spannungsfeld von Kunst und Gesellschaft auf einer abstrakten Ebene behandeln. Sie widmen sich Themen und Mechanismen von Macht und Widerstand, Fürsorge und Identität aus gleichermaßen politischen wie poetischen Perspektiven.

Beteiligte Künstler*innen: Anne Meerpohl, Katja Pilipenko, Merlin Reichart, Ngozi Schommers, Sung Tieu, Leyla Yenirce

Kuratiert von Sjusanna Eremjan

Laufzeit: 16. Dezember 2022 – 22. Januar 2023, täglich 14-18 Uhr, montags und feiertags, außerdem am 24. und 31. Dezember geschlossen



Opening: 27.11.2022 14-18h
Duration: 28.11.2022 – 18.12.2022


Jenna Bliss, Nora Brünger, María do Mar Castro Varela, Andrea Geyer, Cornelia Herfurtner, Annika Larsson, Katja Lell, Zoë Claire Miller, Anna Möller, Alice Peragine, Katja Pilipenko, Angela Stiegler, Tina Omayemi Reden, Sophia Sylvester Röpcke, Ramaya Tegegne, Gesa Troch, Andrea Winkler

PROTECTION PROCEDURES gathers contributions and works which address different forms of power and powerlessness through (artistic) research and investigation, using aesthetics as a key tool in order to search for connections within realms of the unknown and the unspoken. The ongoing state of emergency highlighted by the pandemic and its effects presents starting points to engage with the contexts and infrastructures of global crises and the violence of their continuous normalization. As the political, social, and individual pressures on the existential working conditions of artists and cultural workers intensify, joint efforts are required to raise awareness of the importance of care, solidarity, and knowledge exchange. One recurring question in PROTECTION PROCEDURES is: How can artistic and cultural practices contribute to struggles that urgently need to be held, felt, and acted on?

STUDIO PERAGINE is a project and exhibition space in Baakenhafen of HafenCity Hamburg. With the support of family, friends and neighbors and in collaboration with invited artists and researchers, Alice Peragine has been practicing experimental formats such as performances, seminars, screenings and exhibitions.
For more Information: www.instagram.com/studio_peragine

Сoncept & realization
Alice Peragine


Lena Katharina Reuter (Konzept & Umsetzung / concept & realization)
Klara Hülskamp (Produktion / production)
Lena Thomaka Grafik (Design / graphic design)

Supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media


Versmannstraße 16
(am Wasser)
20457 Hamburg
+49 (0) 40 716 34 589
+49 163 4587 548

Lo(l) – Embodied Language
12 March – 1 May 2022

Kunsthaus Hamburg
Klosterwall 15

11 March 2022

Arno Beck, Gerry Bibby, Thomas Hirschhorn, Barbara Kapusta, Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Katja Pilipenko, Émilie Pitoiset, Nora Turato

Those who want to understand the present, must learn its language. Considering the changes within media landscape and the complex challenges posed by an increasingly globalized world, it becomes clear that our well-familiar vocabulary no longer adequately describes given realities.

1969 LO was the first digitally transmitted message. It was intended to be the word login, but the system crashed after the first two letters. Whereas the acronym LOL – Laughing out loud, deriving from internet slang, has become a firmly established element of our language and has become part of the digital body language shaped by algorithms. Only fifty years lie between the first attempts to exchange information via computer and today’s use of language codes. Thus LO and lol reflect both the enormous speed of ongoing digital transformation and the formative influence it exerts on our communication behaviour.

The exhibition Lo(l) – Embodied Language, combining various artistic approaches in large-format text, sound and video installations, examines how language, writing, images and sounds connect us digitally in real time and permeate our living and working worlds. Recent developments in information and communication technology, including the challenges and opportunities they present, are critically discussed in this group exhibition.

Curated by Anna Nowak

Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader, Find Face, 2021, excerpt

All of this justifies thinking of…

All of this justifies thinking of…In diesen Wochen war von einer europäischen Delegation in Taiwan zu hören, einem neuen Corona-Alarm, viel Regen, Neustart-Kultur, 2 G+, 1. Advent. 2. Advent…

Anlass für eine spontane Gruppenausstellung im MOM Mit: Julia Frankenberg, Katja Windau, Heidi Salaverría, Sven Scharfenberg, Katharina Kohl, Claudia Reiche, Helene von Oldenburg, Paul Glaw, Valerie von Könemann, Franziska Opel, David Fletcher, Katarina Obradovic, Sarah Arriagada, Olivia von Pock, Sylvia Schultes, Anne Meerpohl, Jana Schumacher, Peter Boué, Elisa Manig, Verena Issel, Inga Kruse, Anja Scheid, Imke Lohmann, Vanessa Nica Mueller, Tim Ehrich, Katja Pilipenko, Marcia Breuer, Elena Friedrich, Annie Brito Hodgin, Bonnie Paisley und Sarah Draht.

Opening 3.12. 19:00 (2G+)
Exhibition duration l 4.12. – 12.12. Fr-Sun 16:00-19:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/601746704501403/?ref=newsfeed


18. — 20.08.2021
»TRANSITIONS. Festival Jüdischer Gegenwartskünste« takes place on August 18th – 20th, 2021 at Holzmarkt 25 and will also be streamed live via the DAGESH YouTube Channel.

DAGESH in cooperation with Asylum Arts, the global network of Jewish culture present the multimedia art exhibition »TRANSITIONS«. Over 15 Jewish artists from Europe and the American continent engage via video and sound art, text composition, and other forms of visual and digital arts with the liminal space, a threshold condition in which society currently finds itself, both socially and politically. A “betwixt and between” state, where the usual order of things is disrupted and new potentials and limits can be challenged and explored.

»TRANSITIONS« seeks to create a new Jewish visibility that transcends borders in a European and transatlantic exchange. Via video and sound art, text composition, and other forms of visual and digital arts, over 15 artists will showcase their experience and understanding of solidarity and resistance through aesthetics and artistic practice from a shared and yet diverse contemporary Jewish perspective.

The concept of »TRANSITIONS« describes a liminal space, a threshold condition in which society currently finds itself, both socially and politically. A “betwixt and between” state, where the usual order of things is disrupted and new potentials and limits can be challenged and explored. With »TRANSITIONS« we seek to aesthetically explore ways to create newness founded on the very loss and (transgenerational) trauma of the original places. Speaking from a multiplicity of situated Jewish positions, the art pieces in the exhibition will display the artists’ engagement with political events, discourses and movements that impact and mobilise them in their specific context.

»TRANSITIONS« is in cooperation with and sponsored by:


Hiscox Kunstpreis 2020

Opening l 04.11.2019, 19.30 Uhr
Exhibition duration l 05.11.2019 - 07.11.2019, 2-6 pm
Digital exibition l www.online-gallery.hfbk.net

At the beginning of the winter semester at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, the Hiscox Art Prize 2020 will be awarded on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 7:30 pm. Since 2008, this prize has been awarded annually by the specialist insurer Hiscox in cooperation with the HFBK in the amount of 7,500 euros. The HFBK professors in the fields of painting/drawing, sculpture and time-related media will nominate twelve outstanding students for the pre-selection, who will then present their work to an expert jury.

This year's external jury will be made up of the director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle Prof. Dr. Alexander Klar, the curator Joanna Warsza and the director of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig Franciska Zólyom. The following artists will present themselves in an exhibition: Manuel Funk, Moritz Haas, Paula Hoffmann, Stephanie Jacobs, Helene Kummer, Amy Maga, Esteban Pérez, Marie Pietsch, Katja Pilipenko, Jakob Sitter, Chenxi Zhong, Laura Ziegler+hintersection. Their art can be experienced by the public in the entrance hall and in the gallery rooms of the HFBK on the opening evening and then daily from 2 to 6 pm until November 7, 2020. In addition, the opening will be broadcast live and the exhibition can be viewed in the HFBK's online gallery for longer periods.

Against The Wall 

The screening intervention Against the Wall presents a selection of videos and films by nine artists that address the need to (de)construct collective and individual political meanings in times of total crisis.Therefore, the project brings together works that debate on social erosion, (mis)communication, power, ideology, memory and identity. Since the Coronavirus has affected the way society and human relations are organized, the works will be projected on the facade of a building, allowing everyone to watch the works from the street without infecting each other.

With Alaa Mansour, Ana Hupe, Ezgi Böttger, Fernando Codeço, Filipe Lippe, Katja Pilipenko, Judith Delgado, Nico Lillo, and Polina Music

Curated by Filipe Lippe and Katja Pilipenko

If not now…

With: Xiyao Wang, Katja Pilipenko, Valerie von Könemann, Alisa Tsybina, Vienna Gist
in Cooperation mit Dagmar Rauwald

Valentinskamp 34A, 20355 Hamburg
Thursday 9.7.2020 from 19:00
Friday 10.7. untill Sunday 12.7. from 16:00 to 19:00

We would surely assume that she’s probably fine, taking a walk somewhere or making some drawings…
Has our thinking changed with the experience of the pandemic? Has perception changed ethically and also aesthetically? Do we have different judgement? Has vision changed?

°°° r: Yes, full. I don't have to prove myself to be anti-style. we need something else now, I need something else! m: everything is slower and quieter for me ... I enjoy nature very much !!! ... g: I try to live in the present! k: ... no pressure, nobody had exhibitions now … d: ... the internet did not work at all !! a:… Art is also my medium, not just my job! k: ... I saw art completely different... wow, what suddenly allowed to be there... m: I think it's okay to take a two or three month break

We‘ll leave room for togetherness: Without drawing something precisely or tracing it down entirely. We have been interested in a declared loss of control, because it constitutes a special quality and stimulates the phenomena to be shown differently.



Opening l 18.10.2019, 19.00 Uhr
Exhibition duration l 18.10.2019 - 30.10.2019
Location l Mehrzwecksaal, Atelierhouse of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, (2. Floor) Lehargasse 8, 1060 Vienna
Opening hours: Mo–So, 16.00-19.00 and with appointment, holiday: closed, admission free


Artists l Veli Çatıkkaş, Ina Ebenberger, Helena Geisler, Gaia Gionti, Georg Juranek, Marek Kochanowicz, Jakob Kolb, Jung Min Lee, Hélène Padoux, Joanna Woś, Katja Pilipenko, Tallal Shammout, Ganica Stauz (Amar Priganica & Julius Pristauz), Lisa Claire Stolzenberger, Veronika Suschnig

Performance program of the exhibition
Performance Title | rUmPelsTylEzZ
Ganica Stauz (Amar Priganica & Julius Pristauz)
Performance | 18.10.2019, 19.30 Uhr
Ort | Mehrzwecksaal, Atelierhouse of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, (2. Floor) Lehargasse 8, 1060 Vienna

PAT PAT PAT. A romance with (Im)material exposes the perspectives of young artists based in Vienna and Hamburg. Individual works as well as collaborative projects spanning the mediums of painting, installation, sculpture“and 3d animation extensively explore dimensions of materiality and the duality of this expression with a material.

Like a romance, the relationship is shaped by emotions and affections. The exhibition shows a broad range of formats and stages of the relationship between artists and material: This can be a fascination and fragile infatuation in which the material helps to overcome one’s imagination. At the same time, an interdependence emerges where the artists do not just use a material, but rather integrate with it. The relationship can also adopt a brutal attitude, a processing of the material in order to reach the desired result. An end and a break-up appear. Besides, the autonomy and agency of the material may emerge, shaping itself, transforming, and obscuring the boundaries between human and non-human activity. Corresponding with digital formats, which regularly confront us as immaterial, the artistic works also investigate the links between material and immaterial.

PAT PAT PAT is a collaborative project from students of Hfbk University of Fine Arts Hamburg and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. The project pursues an exchange practice both on a theoretical and artistic level on the subject of materiality, texture, and surface. The first exhibition "Finding comfort in materiality" was presented in April 2019 in Hamburg and functioned as starting point and intensive exchange phase. The second exhibition, A Romance with (Im)material takes place in Vienna and expands to the sophisticated theme to question the relation between artists and material. A catalog for the exhibition in Hamburg will be presented in the exhibition in Vienna.
With the kind support of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the College of Fine Arts Hamburg and the Karl H. Ditze Foundation.

Graphic design: Jonas Kammers, Raphael Mathias, Luis Lloréns Pendás


9. August - 8. September 2019

Teilnehmende Künstler*innen:
caroline heinecke, christian carsten jahns, claudia grünig, detlef lemme, diego palacios florian hesselbarth, jonas fischer, yachtklub, katja pilipenko, lorraine hellwig, manuela fersen, massimiliano rossetto, sebastian weissgerber, stefan pott, till lichtenberger

Vernisage: 8. August, 20:00 Uhr
Finissage: 8. September, 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr mit Brunch

Öffnungszeiten: Samstag bis Dienstag 18:00 bis 21:00 Uhr (und nach Vereinbarung)
Sondertermine: Kontorhausvirtel Eröffnung am 6. September, 18:00 – 22:00 Uhr

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Repsoldstraße 45
20097 Hamburg

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