Edition 4

The Dinner 2022

Edition 3

Intervention 2021

Edition 2

Blind Date 2019

Edition 1

Open Call 2018

OPEN/OCCUPY started as a response to ongoing processes of gentrification in Berlin. The curatorial collective of the house regards gentrification as a power structure of domination, spatial and intellectual. Developing strategies of resistance, we share our collective spaces in Flutgraben artist house with activists from elsewhere. We seek to break up monocultures into landscapes of genuine diversities; create new narrations of social desire; expand and interweave human, social and natural ecologies: everything that breathes and breeds undoes and relearns. We bring attention to the local, to the neighbor, in the growth of future communities.


Edition 2

Blind Date 2019

The framing term of Open/Occupy II is Blind Date. Instead of having a conventionally curated exhibition, artists that have so far not worked together will collaborate in teams of two on a joint artistic intervention. A jury will pair four artists from Flutgraben with four artists from outside based on artistic intersection points. In the spirit of self-organization and communal empowerment participating artists will also be co-writing the curatorial statement. Artists fees are provided.

Artists & Groups

Annelen Käferstein & Marta Lodola, Sharon Paz & Mikala Hyldig Da, Stefan Klein & Alfonso Mora, André Uerba & Clement Layes, Laura Carvalho, Christine Diegler, Hulda Ros Gudnadottir, Paloma Schnitzer, Zhu Xiao Wen, Paul Wiersbinski, Christiaan Tonnis, Johannes Bären Strauch, Karl Ingar Røys, Jos Diegel,