Biennale for Freiburg 2021


Guest event
Exhibition of Biennale für Freiburg #1
10 Sept–24 Oct 2021

The first edition of the Biennale für Freiburg (BfF #1) is convened and realized by artistic director Leon Hösl and explores the various modes of artistic production both inside and outside of the studio space. During BfF #1’s runtime, artistic processes and activities are transferred from the traditional setting of an artist’s studio towards a number of collective contexts and situations. The public space is thereby transformed into a place of production and a subject for debate.

For its inaugural edition, the BfF #1 will take place in two phases this year, the first of which has now began in May: The Studio Program. Between May and August, the Studio Program, conceived as a four-month-long phase for production, discourse and mediation, lays the groundwork for the subsequent exhibition parcours.

From September 10 to October 3 the exhibition parcours will unfold throughout various locations in Freiburg. This will lead visitors through the themes, different artistic approaches of the studio program and translates ephemeral processes from the public space back into the exhibition. More than a mere presentation of final results, the exhibition provides insight into networks of artistic collaboration, connects different thematic strands, and thus offers starting points for future editions of the Biennale for Freiburg.

The Kunstverein Freiburg is one of the venues of the exhibitions parcours. The exhibition of Biennale für Freiburg at Kunstverein Freiburg will be on display until October 24, 2021. For more information on the exhibition and event program of BfF #1, click here.

Artists: Michel Auder with Michael Stickrod in collaboration with Julius Martin-Humpert; Maristella Witt; Ilja Zaharov and Franziska Rist; Patrizia Bach; Patricia Esquivias; Rahima Gambo; Thomas Geiger in collaboration with Birgit Heidtke, Sévérine Kpoti, Oliver Matthes and Dietrich Roeschmann; Niklas Goldbach; Philipp Gufler; Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller; Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński; Vika Kirchenbauer; Sarah Lehnerer with Jackie Grassmann and Inka Meißner; Luiza Margan; Kriz Olbricht; John Smith; Milica Tomić; Liesl Raff; Andreas von Ow; Young Boy Dancing Group

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The association and Biennale für Freiburg are supported by Stadt Freiburg, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, the LBBW-Stiftung, the Sparkasse Freiburg Nördlicher-Breisgau and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture.

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Fri, 10 Sept 2021, 12am–10 pm
Opening of BfF #1 at all exhibition venues

Fri, 10 Sept 2021, 1 pm
Public closing event of the one-week WALK Workshops
Rahima Gambo

Fri, 10 Sept 2021, 6 pm
Speeches and Drinks
BfF Visitor Center, Münsterplatz 6 (formerly Geschenke Hansen)

Fri, 10 Sept 2021, 8 pm
Opening Party
With l’imunsystem and BfF DJ*s
Slow Club 

Sun, 12 Sept 2021, 2–6 pm
Workshop TOMIKO Archive
Patrizia Bach
Kunstverein Freiburg

Sat, 18 Sept 2021, 8 pm
Young Boy Dancing Group
Hans Bunte Areal, Freiburg

Sun, 19 Sept 2021, 11 am
Public Performance
Luiza Margan
Stadtgarten Freiburg

Sat, 25 Sept 2021
Presentation Library of Requests #6
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński 
Stadtbibliothek Freiburg

Thu, 30 Sept 2021, 7.30 pm
Location to be announced

The 3G rule and the obligation to wear a mask apply for visiting the exhibition and participating in the events. Explanations of the current regulations in the arts and culture sector in German can be found here.