Erwin Olaf and Bruce LaBruce headline the list of artists taking part of the first edition of a new art festival in Berlin. Volume A – takes place from the 3th to the 5th of November in Colonia Nova. “Volume” is organized by Nicolas Simoneau, art director of KALTBLUT Magazine and photographer Manuel Moncayo. Here is a conversation with both of them.
KALTBLUT: What is “Volume”?
Volume is an art exhibition with daily happenings. It takes place on the first weekend of November, from Friday 3th to Sunday 5th of 2017. The first edition is entitled “Volume A” and the selection of artworks and artists is based on the them being diverse.
KALTBLUT: What’s the purpose?
Berlin is a city where exhibitions open weekly, the idea is to offer an art exhibition out of the established gallery spaces, a sense on what independent and not so independent artists produce these days all at once.
Creating a platform for artworks that go from cinema to painting, fashion, drawing, sculpture, embroidery, digital animation, collage, performance; and moving it from the social media to reality, make the audience interact with the artists, meeting people.
KALTBLUT: Who is exhibiting?
Line-Up: Erwin Olaf, Bruce LaBruce, Tim Lienhard, Lola Dupré, Tata Christiane, Attila Richard Lukacs, Paul Waak, Milo Matthieu, Gio Black Peter, Cécile Wesolowski, Francois Cadiere, Mehryl Levisse, Scott Ramsay Kyle, Spencer Chalk Levy, Ritchelly Oliveira, Philippe Fernandez, The Miss Nipple Show, Hannes&Johannes, Evelyn Bencicova, Mike Rinaldi / Michael the III, Ango The Meek Dead, Mare Nero.
KALTBLUT: Why is it unique?
The artworks escape from the standards of the formal galleries, there is explicit content, parody and criticism so it feels young, and not stiff.
We were daydreaming of seeing all the artworks in one space. Artists felt involved and excited to participate so hopefully people who will come feel this, artists working together, different types of art creating an atmosphere.
There are several proposals from people who so far used social networks only for promoting what they do, so this of course opens a new conversation.
KALTBLUT: Is it too explicit?
KALTBLUT: Is it gay?
Here you can find more information about the event, including the list of events:
WHAT: Volume A – FREE ENTRANCE – Age: 16+
WHERE: Colonia Nova
Tor4, Haus 5, Aufgang1,
WHEN: Friday, 3th > Vernissage 18:00 – 23:00
Saturday, 4th > 12:00 – 23:00
21:00 The Miss Nipple Show
Sunday, 5th > 12:00 – 17:00
Screening Afternoon RSVP***
18:00 One Zero One by Tim Lienhard
20:00 Gerontophilia by Bruce LaBruce
Thanks to Paul Kirchenheiter, Galerie Wagner + Partner and to Michael Haufe.