Festival of Future Nows

Festival of Future Nows

Institut für Raumexperimente e.V.

Olafur Eliasson, Institut für Raumexperimente,
Berlin University of the Arts, 2014. Photograph:
Institut für Raumexperimente, UdK Berlin.
October 25, 2014
Festival of Future Nows

Within the exhibition David Chipperfield – Sticks and Stones

Opening: October 30, 2014, 20–22h
with Udo Kittelmann, Prof. Martin Rennert, and Olafur Eliasson

October 30–November 1, 2014

Neue Nationalgalerie & Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin
Hours: 10–22h


From 2009 to 2014, the Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments), under the direction of Olafur Eliasson and co-directors Eric Ellingsen and Christina Werner, and in affiliation with the Berlin University of the Arts, served as an internationally recognised project for arts education and research.

“Over the past five years, around 400 participants, grantees, and guests have taken part in experiments and workshops. Together, we undertook steps to turn thinking into doing and, in the process, actively reshaped the world in which we live. This experienced strengthened my conviction that art is first and foremost about reality production. Art does not merely exist in reality, it produces reality,” remarks Olafur Eliasson on the work of the Institut für Raumexperimente.

To mark the conclusion of this era, the Festival of Future Nows takes place at the Neue Nationalgalerie from October 30 to November 1, bringing together works by former participants and grantees, associated artists, and guest lecturers. The festival’s programme of performances, sculptures, talks, and installations—all to be held within the exhibition David Chipperfield – Sticks and Stones and in the areas surrounding the museum—offers visitors myriad opportunities for both reflection and active participation.

With contributions by:
AEAEAEAE, Alkistis Thomidou, Allison Bisshop, Alon Schwabe, Alvaro Urbano, Anastasia Loginova, Andreas Greiner, Andreas Koch, Andreas Töpfer, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Anne Rauch, Anton Burdakov, Asako Iwama, Aykan Safoǧlu, Ayumi Matsuzaka, Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew, Clara Jo, Clara Meister, Claudio Puntin, Dan Stockholm, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Daniela Seel, Deborah Ligorio, Diana Sprenger, Diego Agulló, Dr. Uwe Westphal, Ece Pazarbaşı, Egon Hanfstingl, Elaine W. Ho, Elín Hansdóttir, Elise Eeraerts, Eric Ellingsen, Euan Williams, Fabian Geimer-Lorusso, Fabian Knecht, Felix Kiessling, Fernanda Trevellin de Almeida, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Gabrielle Mainguy, Hans Jóhannsson, Hans-Henning Korb, Helen Zeru, Hendrik Wolking, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ivana Franke, JACKIE & Mario Campos, Jamie Allen, Jan Bünnig, Jan Fiege, Jan Werner, Jeewi Lee, Jeremias Holliger, Jeroen Jacobs, Joel Scott, Jonas Wendelin, Jorge Minano Ramirez, Julian Charrière, Julius von Bismarck, Kat Válastur, Kendell Geers, Kirsten Palz, Leon Eixenberger, Louwrien Wijers, Lucas Buschfeld, Lutz Henke, Luz Broto, Macarena Ruiz-Tagle, Malte Bartsch, Manuel Breuer, Marcela Reichelt, Maresa Anna Fiege, Markus Hoffmann, Matthias Sohr, Meike Nittel, Merlin Carter, Mette Moestrup, Mihret Kebede, Natasha Mendonca, Nico Dockx, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Nina Schuiki, Norgard Kröger, Olafur Eliasson, Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir, Perry Hall, Quynh Vantu, Rafael Ibarra, Raul Walch, Rike Horb, Rike Scheffler, Robel Temesgen, Robert Lippok, Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, Rune Bosse, Shira Wachsmann, Simon Bauer, Sophia Pompéry, Steen Koerner, Tabea Xenja Magyar, Takehito Koganezawa, Tamrat Gezahegne, Thilo Frank, Tiago Romagnani Silveira, Timea Anita Oravecz, Tomás Espinosa, Viktor Bedö, Vinzenz Reinecke, Vladimir Miller, Vlado Velkov, Yorgos Sapountzis, Yuichiro Tamura, and Yutaka Makino

In conjunction with the Festival of Future Nows, Studio Olafur Eliasson and the Institut für Raumexperiemente have published a book that celebrates and documents the school’s five years of experiments in arts education: TYT [Take Your Time], Vol. 6: Institut für Raumexperimente 2009–2014; How to Make the Best Art School in the World.
Paperback, 302 pages, 29.80 euros (special festival price: 25.00 euros)


Festival of Future Nows
Organised by the
Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments) at the Berlin University of the Arts
Under the direction of Olafur Eliasson
Team: Christina Werner, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga

In collaboration with the Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Team: Joachim Jäger, Uta Caspary, Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa

Funded by the Berlin University of the Arts
At the invitation of David Chipperfield and Udo Kittelmann

Supported by Einstein Foundation Berlin, TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Jacqueline Diffring Foundation, Museum & Location GmbH, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie



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