6/9-8/12/ + 8/23-25/2007
photo, plaster cast, text: Christoph Rauch
Thu-Sa 1-8 PM
Sunday 1-4 PM
An extension of the target: autonopop exhibition/workshop/concert/debate series, "unlimited liability" is a store which sells artists multiples for 30 euros and less—stickers, DVDs, CDs, posters, zines, t-shirts, buttons, food, services, and works whose form is to be determined in the course of exchange with the purchaser.
The only media excluded are painting and drawing.
What makes the project different from multiples-shops and "affordable art" fairs is that it attempts to take the democratization-of-art project into as-yet untested waters. The DIY approach of alternative production/distribution is protected by a firewall against cooptation.
This is done by a legal contract which stipulates that no purchaser may have more than 50,000 euros in assets, subject to penalty in case of false disclosure. The art-gallery world partition of audiences—those who merely "appropriate symbolically" on the one side, "real buyers" on the other—is thereby inverted. Those able to buy at "unlimited liability" belong to social groups excluded (due to their insufficient ressouces) from buying on the art market.
This state of affairs is "shown" as much as the works on sale.
"unlimited liability" is located in Hamburg's Münzviertel neighborhood, in the immediated vicinity of cultural institutions such as the Deichtorhallen and the Hamburg Contemporary Art Center. The Münzviertel, by contrast, is a low-income area. Thanks to a temporary use agreement, "unlimited liability" has made its way into the basement of a public housing building, across the street from a new social-housing complex which includes outreach centers for the homeless and the mentally ill. A cooperation with a training program for socially-marginalized and "hard to place" youth is ongoing.
Analyse & Kritik
Atomic Tit Corporation
Karl Beveridge/Carol Condé/Jude Johnston
Kayle Brandon/Kate Rich
Dada de Nada
Cicero Egli/Sophia Bulliard
Hanne Frank/Lotte Hauss
Mette Kit Jensen
Journal for Northeast Issues
André Eric Létourneau
Helene von Oldenburg
»target: autonopop« Zeitschrift
Hanna Linn Wiegel
Kathrin Wildner/Korstaan Mahal
Christiane Wehr/Klas Rühling
Zentrum für verkrämpfte Kunst
Zorro & Bernardo
Éditions Biennale de Paris
Edition Lebeer Hossmann
6 PM Opening
06/16 starting 11 AM
06/17 8 PM
Dada de Nada presents MOVE YOUR HEAD with Hadajatullah Huebsch (Frankfurt)
07/01 8 PM
Round-table discussion: "unlimited liability, etc.: with or against gentrification," moderated by Monika Wucher (Journal for Northeast Issues, Hamburg)
07/14 8 PM
"Solo for Guitar Amplifier" by Dodo Schielein (Hamburg), and screening: videos from "unlimited liability"
08/04 8 PM
Two publishers present themselves: Argument
(Hamburg) und PPT (Paris)
08/11 8 PM
In concert: Hunger and Atomic Tit Corporation (Hamburg), plus "Hungerburgers" by Hanna Linn Wiegel
08/23 8 PM
Manuel Saiz (London) presents his "Specialized Technicians Required"
08/25 8 PM
François Deck (Grenoble) demontrates his "Board Game" developed in cooperation with the au bout du plongeoir collective (Rennes)
08/27 8 PM
23rd Münzviertel Neighborhood Meeting at "unlimited liability"
08/23-25 open 3 PM-12 AM
Special thanks to: Kulturbehörde Hamburg, medienpädagogikzentrum Hamburg (mpz), Cafe Cabo Lounge.