Nothing’s gonna change my world?
Daniel Hahn and Johannes Mundinger, from Raum www, have asked 230 artists four questions each, to create a picture of how visual artists have come through the pandemic – so far – and what their predictions are for the future, in relation to art.
The catalogue is depicting all the answers, with a foreword by Laura Helena Wurth and a greeting by Berlin’s Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer.
About two thirds of the artists interviewed live in Berlin. About 130 are female*, about 100 male*. The answers are German or English, depending on the artist. All artists can be found at www.raumwww.de, a playful online archive that has been collecting exhibitions and cultural projects that had to be cancelled, postponed or closed due to the pandemic since the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020.
Raum www is an online archive collecting exhibitions and cultural projects that had to be cancelled, postponed or closed due to the pandemic. It was founded at the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020, by Berlin based artists Daniel Hahn and Johannes Mundinger:
A hierarchy-free surface that can be scrolled in all directions (comparable to Google Maps), shows a picture of each artist‘s work, that can be zoomed in to full screen. A pop-up menu informs about the artist, the work and the exhibition.