Artistic Direction 2019/20: Care
Sascia Bailer

January 2019–October 2020

Care for Caregivers

Care-work is diverse, but the problems are often the same: chronic overload, lack of self-care, increased isolation. The same issuesare also present in Hohenlockstedt and the surrounding area. In a series of workshops led by (inter-)national artists, these themes are in the foreground. The participants are given tools and knowledge that they can integrate into their everyday lives. Recognition, exchange and networking of local caregivers will be made possible -- and care will be provided for those people who mostly care for others.

Discourse & Artistic Production on Care

Within the realm of artistic freedom, new strategies can be developed to address these complex issues around Care. Artistic practice that is located at the interface of social reproduction and social justice is our main focus. Through theme-specific prizes, artistic interventions, publications and collaborations with regional art academies we support curatorial and artistic practice on Care.

Collectively building future support structures

Considering the alarming state of contemporary social conditions, relatively little action is taken by public organizations and political actors. One has to ask: Who cares?
Various positions from art, activism, academiaand society are to be brought together in order to think about a future of solidarity in our society across all sectors. What support structures are needed in art and society to make inclusion and equality a reality? Which approaches already exist, which deficits are hardly questioned?



27. April 19:34 h Welcome to the first SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB in Hohenlockstedt