Artistic Direction 2019/20: Care
Sascia Bailer

1 January 2019–30 June 2020

I. LOCAL
Care for Caregivers

Care work or care work is diverse, but the problems are often the same: chronic overload, lack of self-care, increased isolation. These are 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.

II. ART
Exhibitions & 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, exhibitions and collaborations with regional art academies we support curatorial and artistic practice on Care.

III. FUTURE
Collectively building future support structures

Considering the alarming state of today's social conditions, relatively little action can be noticed within public and political debate. One has to ask: Who cares?
Various positions from art, activism, science and 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?

Events

2019

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