Sunday 09 December 2012. Part of Breakfast at Noon.
On 9 December ADA organized the third edition of Breakfast at Noon at L40 Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz eV in Berlin. For this session at L40, ADA presented their own practice next to the practices of the two, artist initiated, collaborative practices of Oda Projesi and ABA, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz. Each initiative gave a brief presentation about their group’s structure and practice as a collaborative endeavor and we discussed notions of hospitality, ethics and otherness through looking at the multiple approaches that groups working together have adapted in their working processes.
Oda Projesi is an artist collective based in Istanbul and composed of three members, Seçil Yersel, Özge Açıkkol and Güneş Savaş, who turned their collaboration into an art project in 2000. The project members met in 1997 and decided to rent and share an apartment as a studio. Although not intended, the apartment they rented in Galata eventually evolved into a multi-purpose, private and public place. Oda Projesi works with different tools and strategies; working with “neighbours” and with people from different disciplines.
ABA is an‘artist-in-residency’ based in the centre of Berlin and offering very personal and time-intensive support to its residents. It was founded in 2009 by Susanne Kriemann and Aleksander Komarov. ABA has three team members whom all have had a wide variety of experiences in the field of artist-in-residency-programs.