Berlin, October 2011

“Artists in Transit” symposium and 2 special ON-AiR workshops, organized by the IGBK with the cooperation of ON-AiR, on October 28-29, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

In the context of the symposium diverse artistic, theoretical, and practical approaches to mobility were presented and discussed:

Why is mobility important for many artists? What specific forms of mobility exist? What are the experiences of artists in the exchange with other art scenes and locations? What influence does traveling have on one’s own work? Can the permanent itinerancy itself in some way be considered an artistic project? With which problems are mobile artists faced and what are the limits of mobility?

Lectures, discussions and workshops focused on different motives for mobility and its ramifications on life and work of artists. Also practical advice on stipends and residencies were given to more than ninety participants.

Saturday afternoon (October 29, 2011), two separate ON-AiR workshops took place. One workshop is addressed to younger artists and art students, the other one to ‘mid-career artists’ over 35.

The event is a cooperation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, ON-AiR/Trans Artists, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe.

Read more about the project Artists in Transit here.

Download the resumes of the round tables here:

- Round table on ‘Residencies and networking/alternative strategies

- Round table on ‘Funding structures, application structures and expectations of artist needs

- Roundtable on ‘About Motivation and Obstacles’