It seems like we are supposed to be living in the here and now, but situations can suddenly change. The here becomes impossible, and the now becomes a transitory state between past and future. Often these abrupt changes are triggered by uncontrollable external events. Life plans get shaken up and social connections become scattered. There becomes the new here, and having to deal with the discomfort of being thrown into new situations becomes unavoidable. New sets of implications emerge with new rules and requirements. And then, on fragile foundations, with unforeseeable futures, we start again. There is no other option. Due to the past few years of turmoil in Turkey, an increasing number of intellectuals, artists, and cultural workers have been leaving their homeland to head for Berlin.
NO (B)ORDERS is to be understood as a universal political outcry coming directly out of the project space art scene. It stands for an open worldview, the artistic recapturing of urban space, as well as the preservation of autonomy and diversity for project spaces and initiatives. Four internationally active project spaces and initiatives were selected through an open call for this exhibition, based on artworks that are clearly positioned against discrimination and repression, instead displaying ways forward toward communication and freedom. The group exhibition allows not only for an encounter with different forms of reflection and expression, but also offers a space for spontaneous art actions and further discussion.