Berlin AC – Berlin Artists Connected
Initiative to support established artists and talented young positions with forced migration backgrounds. Initiated and organized by Regina Weiss in collaboration with Nicola Beissner (curator) and Benno Hinkes (visual artist/theorist), funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds 2017, Amt für Kultur / Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg / Berlin, 2020.
More information about the project at: artistsconnected.wordpress.com
Pavillon Visionnaire / Les Casses des Voix
Benin-German Pavilion, Porto-Novo (BJ)
Biennale Regard Benin 2012
Initiated, curated and realized by Regina Weiss together with Benno Hinkes and René Kanzler. With contributions by:
Alice Creischer / Andreas Siekmann, Monika Fleischmann / Wolfgang Strauss, Anna Forlati / Bignia Wehrli, Burchard Garlichs, Hanako Geierhos, Thorsten Groetschel / Antje Guske, Susanne Hanus, Angelika Lepper, Anja Majer, Stefan Malicky, Christoph Rothmeier, Anja Sonnenburg, Katinka Theis, Leena van der Made, Evgenija Wassilew, as well as other.
The first joint Benin-German pavilion “Pavillon Visionnaire” was realized at the invitation of George Adéagbo and Stephan Köhler, the curatorial directors of Regard Benin Biennale 2012. For this purpose, in the run-up to the Biennale, artistic contributions were invited that developed small and large, realistic and utopian, critical and visionary scenarios dealing with the (possible) relationship of two points on the world map. The pavilion was designed in such a way that it could be expanded by artists on site during the duration of the Biennale and could be co-designed by the exhibition visitors by means of participatory individual works.
Artist platform in cooperation with Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art
Stafeta was founded in 2003 by Regina Weiss together with Susanne Hanus, Heide Hinrichs and Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, the director of the Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art, as a platform for graduates of the University of Fine Arts Dresden. The basic interest was to bring the places of contemporary art in Dresden into an open discussion with each other. In this context, the Gallery for Contemporary Art invited Stafeta to comment on the current program. In this way, the institution opened itself to young actors by relinquishing responsibility and allowing space for experimentation. Stafeta used this opening to critically question the institution, to present its own artistic positions and curatorial approaches, as well as to develop formats that reach outside the immediate art framework or the institutional framework. The name Stafeta comes from Czech and means “relay.” The relay as a metaphor for a passing on, for multiplication, for an inclusion of more and more actors in an intellectual and artistic process. Stafeta was handed over by the founders to other actors in 2005.