Die spezifische Raumsituation (8qm) ist Einladung und Herausforderung zugleich, mit dem Raum und bezogen auf ihn zu arbeiten. Seit der Corona-Pandemie haben wir begonnen, das Fenster zur Durchfahrt und zum Innenhof als Ausstellungsfläche stärker einzubeziehen und sich auf den Außenraum hin zu öffnen – durch Screenings auf das Fenster und eine Ausrichtung der Ausstellung auf den Blick von außen.
The „Kleine Raum für aktuelles Nichts“ (Little Room for Nothing) was established in 2017 by the artist Michael Disqué; since 2019 he’s running the space together with Anna-Lena Wenzel.
The „Kleine Raum für aktuelles Nichts“ is a display for the examination of nothingness and the questions that follow. Does nothingness exist at all? What different conceptions does it have? The challenge is to devote yourself to something that is simultaneously existential and intangible. Nothingness is explored in its various aggregate states and formats: positions are exhibited that deal with emptiness or the ephemeral, that stage an aesthetic of the incidental, or that consist of (worthless) legacies. In the process, questions of valorization and devaluation in the field of art are simultaneously negotiated. As concrete as the thematic bracket is, as open is the artistic form.
Both photographers and interdisciplinary artists are invited. In addition to exhibitions, performances and readings take place to illuminate the theme of „nothing“ from different perspectives.
The format „Eine Stunde Nichtstun“ (One Hour of Doing Nothing) has been practiced since May 2022. Doing nothing for one hour together with interested visitors takes place on a regular basis and its participants explore how the doing of nothing changes depending on the context (empty space, in the context of an exhibition, outdoors, …).
The accompanying poster format „Im „Gespräch“ (In Conversation) combines artistic design with discursive and reflective levels. It is an offer to the invited artists to deepen the theme of Nothing and is created for the respective exhibitions, but also beyond.
The specific spatial situation (8 sqm) is both a challenge and an invitation to work with and in relation to the space. Since the Corona pandemic, we have begun to include the window to the inner courtyard more as an exhibition space and to open up to the outside space – through screenings onto the window and an orientation of the exhibition to the view from outside.