Raupenimmersattism – SAVVY Contemporary Berlin


Hit Man Gurung (ArTree Nepal). Slide no 27
From September 26, 2020 until November 22, 2020
Berlin non-profit art space SAVVY Contemporary has moved to a new location at Reinickendorfer Straße 17 in Berlin-Wedding. The re-opening is marked by the exhibition "Raupenimmersattism. The Affluent Society as Consumed Society or The Myth of Endless Production and Consumption."
The project RAUPENIMMERSATTISM grapples with what affluence, growth and degrowth have meant, mean, and will mean to societies, problematising the myth of endless consumption and our cultures of affluence, in particular within the context of Berlin and Germany. The curators look at the paradoxes of a space like Germany and other “strong economies”, whose strength more often than not relies on the weakness of others. Since the inception of the project – one year ago – what they wanted to understand is the sudden possibility of volatile change, the violence embedded in the structures we inhabit so precariously, and the possibilities or impossibilities of a sustainable future.
Having moved into a new space – a former casino – that further pushes the curators to reflect on precarity, reckoning with the fact that we are often chips in a larger system of gambling, the first project in their new home interrogates the potentiality of the risks and realities of having to be tricksters, surviving as such. To confront the endless consumption of our societies and the affluence many hold at the expense of others’ poverty, a collective exhibition is composed as a result of ten months of research, grapplings, and reasonings together. The show unfolds as a choral questioning to challenge structural inequalities and stand alongside positions of vulnerability.
Daniela Medina Poch and Juan Pablo García Sossa. Papel Soberano. Medina Poch-Garcia Sossa.
FONTE 193 Cinthia Marcelle 2007, Brasil video 5’40’’ em loop // in loop cor, som versão 5.0 // color, sound, version 5.0
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Germany USA Uprising Pandemic
Phil Collins my heart's in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand's in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught, 2013 Installation view, Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain, Montréal, 2019-20. Courtesy Shady Lane Productions, Berlin. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay. Image © Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain.
Samira Hodaei, An empty tablecloth , Asphalt vitrail colors on rice sacks, 116 x 101cm, 2020
Sarah Entwistle, An architect and his wife arriving in his own rather large airplane
Sol Calero ARCO Madrid 2019
Yasmin Bassir
Anton Kats Studio lowres web photo Sonja Stadelmaier
ILYICH lowres web photo Sonja Stadelmaier