On view

Exhibition 15 September - 4 November 2019
Forensic Excavations Inventory. Kunst im Untergrund / Art in the Underground. nGbK Berlin. Public art billboard series of four on view at the Berlin metro station Stadtmitte, track U6.
Berlin, DE

Exhibition 27 September - 15 December 2019
Forensic Excavations Inventory or The Total Deconstruction of an Armenian Family.
Group exhibition, Up in Arms. nGbK Berlin / Kunstraum Bethanien.
Berlin, DE

Screening
18th Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, 2019.
Nominated in the section Experimental New Bodies, Discarded Bodies.
Friday 18 October, 6:30pm and Sunday, 20 October 4:30pm.
Lausanne, CH

Discussion Panel
Zukunftsforschung Stadt.
Galerie Zwitschermaschine.
19 October 2019, 5.45pm
Berlin, DE

Blog

20.10.2019

I updated Forensic Inventory Excavations to include current installation views from the Up in Arms exhibition and the Art in the underground exhibition.
Both exhibitions are on view until December 15 and November 4, respectively.

11.10.2019
I was invited to join a discussion panel about urban public space as a futurism-laboratory.
Where: Galerie Zwitschermaschine, Potsdamer Strasse 161, Berlin, DE
When: 19.10.2019 (around 6pm)

More information: Galerie Zwitschermaschine.

Text by Carsten Lisecki:

'Zukunftsforschung Stadt: TT-Kelle, Fluxus, Pi-Bag (Truckerduck) und Klappstuhl als Insignien einer neuen Buergerwuerde?'

Flipchart-Happening von und mit Carsten Lisecki zum Finale der Arena Lautsprecherskulptur mit Bazon Brock, Ina Weber, Nahed Mansour, Sedlmeir, Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian, Frank Schoppmeier, Fred Aaron Blake und Peter Ulrich.

Unter dem Programmpunkt 'Zukunftsforschung Stadt' werden Denker, Wissenschaftler und Aktivisten Denken und Argumentieren als Breitensport propagieren und mit Kurz-Statements u.a. Kunst im Oeffentlichen Raum neu denken.
'Der Oeffentliche Raum hat das groesste Potenzial, um Kultur, Lernen, Sport und Nachbarschaft zu verbinden. Die Kosten sind im Vergleich zu dem gesamtgesellschaftlichen Nutzen und Signalwirkung eher gering, trotzdem wird dieses Potenzial kaum ausgeschoepft. Erst im Versuch wird deutlich, welche Vor- und Nachteile bestimmte Eingriffe in den oeffentlichen Raum nach sich ziehen. Als Beispiel moechte ich hier die Massen von Leihfahrraedern nennen, die zu Anfang eine positive Deutung erfuhren, momentan aber durch ihre Vielzahl auch diskussionswuerdige Bilder verbreiten.'
Weitere Themen werden sein: Stadtskulptur mit Mehrwert, Bildschirmfreies Flirten im oeffentlichen Raum; Nahkampf im Schienenersatzverkehr; Der Spaeti: Halboeffentlicher Raum als Wiedergeburt der Kiezkneipe und des Tante Emma Ladens; Notdurft im Oeffentlichen Raum - Duchamp fuer Alle; generationsuebergreifende mobilisierende Spielplaetze.

Eine Gesellschaft haelt sich fit und lernt sich kennen.

29.09.2019
A new installation of mine is partaking in the exhibition Up in Arms that opened 27th September in Berlin at Kunstraum Bethanien. I'll update the website with photos soon.

15.09.2019
Since March I have been working for a project called MdbK[mobil]. initiated and led by Manu Washaus and Carolin Rothmund. It opens today until September 29th, in the Gemeinde Thallwitz, 20km outside Leipzig. It's basically a museum branch in the country!

I also have opened today my exhibition at the U-Bahnhof Stadtmitte U6, facilitated by the nGbK Berlin for the project Art in the Underground / Up in Arms.

01.08.2019
In the beginning of July my proposal for an installation at the upcoming Up in Arms exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien was approved. Because in this space I want to promote transparency in an increasingly exclusive art world I will add that this project is funded by the nGbK so the artist's fee and production costs are covered.

In other news the project MdbK[mobil] by the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig has gone public and can be found in the announcements of the museum's website: http://www.mdbk-mobil.de/
I am making 7 illustrations from April - October 2019 for the local paper 'Gemeindeblick' of the municipality Thallwitz in the name of MdbK[mobil].

15.07.2019
E-mails that have been circulating lately under the name Pimp My Exhibit are not authored by me.

Pimp My Exhibit is an art improvement agency that has been in operation since 2016.

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09.07.2019
A proposal that I have made in the open call ("Neue Heimat on the road") for the 2025 European Cultural Capital bid by the city of Dresden, Saxony about the Ore Mountain was sadly rejected (excerpts can be found here.) I was very dissappointed because the research that went into my proposal amounts to 5 years of intellectual and physical work.

I have decided to not only use this space for publishing positive news (see below) but also other information like rejections and other relevant developments in my artistic trajectory.

25.06.2019
Neue Gesellschaft fuer bildende Kunst (nGbK) announced the winning entrys of the competition Up in Arms/Art in the Underground (Up in Arms/Kunst im Untergrund).
Forensic Inventory Excavations will be exhibited as a site-specific public art installation of 6 billboards displayed at the metro station Berlin-Stadtmitte.
My participation is awarded with 4000EUR. Production expenses in order to realize the concept will also be covered.

In addition, I am devising a new installation for the Up in Arms exhibition to propose to the curating team. The exhibition starts September 28, the public art billboards September 15 and run until December 15.
Update 09.07.2019 We have agreed on a new installation for the exhibition.

23.04.2019, updated 24.04.2019
I am currently in the process of writing the first draft of a comedy based on my biography utilising the storytelling technique developed during the Forensic Inventory Excavations project.

01.04.2019
I put up a new description text for the Forensic Inventory Excavations project.

In short, it is a storytelling tool box.

15.03.2019
Documentation Report is shown in the International Competition Super 8/16 on 23 March at Dresdner Schmalfilmtage.

In other news I have updated my artist's statement, which has been a constant work in progress since the inception of this page.
In the future, I would like it to resemble a mission statement, with my future goals and plans stated. As it is, it was hard enough to define my current process. After 5 years of art school I may have finally found a somewhat fitting approach.

Currently I am working on an essay film that merges elements of the long term research I've done both for TRADITION and Forensic Excavations Inventory. It is supposed to be finished for my graduation in July as well perhaps shown in a slot at Fotofestival Arles.

Also, for some time now my CV has been listing (some of) my failures next to my accomplishments and biographical facts. For the longest time I have been in conversation with Lars Preisser about the possibility of the artist's CV as a storytelling tool. Lars and I have already been collaborating on a few occasions as the dialectic consultation Pimp My Exhibit.

The idea of the CV as a site of storytelling is the nuclear idea and has the potential to expand into a multimedia work. So far we have made several project sketches.
As a start, we collected and analyzed hundreds of artist's CVs from our immediate surroundings, colleagues, friends and professors. By tracing the schools and supporting institutions we wanted to understand the connecting points that exist between the careers of these artists.
The motivation is to make transparent the social and economic dynamics that drive the art world opposed to the current narratives available.