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FELLOWSHIPS 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 Fellowship holders.

Juan Blanco (Kolumbien) – Residency Fellowship for Visual Arts
Sara Cubarsi (ES) – Residency Fellowship for Composition
Clara Lena Langenbach (DE) – Work grant with child, Visual Arts
Senka (RUS, DE) – Residency Fellowship for Literature

PRESS RELEASE
On the awarding of the 2024 fellowships as PDF file.

The fellowships are financed by funds from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein.

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FELLOWSHIP BY INVITATION

awarded in 2023 to the artists’ collective otc

The collective is invited to develop an artistic work on the theme of “Solidary Forms of Sustainable Cooperation” in the period July 2023 – July 2024. In this way, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg is following up on past cooperation projects on sustainable networking, support for artists and interdisciplinary knowledge exchange (NEWCOMER 1 & 2), as well as on the discourse on topics of current transformation in the arts regarding appreciation, resilience, energy and resource issues and the empowerment of the discriminated in the cultural sector (Dialogue & Action series).

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otc, 2023 – Photo: Observant Thick Conversation 

Short bio
otc – Observant Thick Conversation, formerly “Yours truly, LoL”, formerly “Law of Life (LoL)” is an artists’ collective that aims to create collective structures for young artists to support each other. Networking and building sustainable networks in exchange with artists, curators and institutions is an essential part of their common artistic and political practice.

The collective has realised various projects and exhibitions in Košice (SK), Hamburg, Berlin and Göttingen. Currently otc consists of the following members: Rahel grote Lambers, Alexander Klaubert, Francis Kussatz and Julia Lübbecke.

Artist Statement
otc – Observant Thick Conversation, formerly “Yours truly, LoL”, formerly “Law of Life (LoL)” is an artists’ collective currently active in Berlin, Hamburg and Leipzig. Founded out of a shared frustration with a culture industry focused on individualism, we are dedicated to the process of finding and creating common structures for young artists to support each other. In addition to our artistic/curatorial exhibition practice, building sustainable networks by initiating a close dialogue between artists, curators and cultural workers is therefore an essential part of our cultural policy work. Thematically, we explored various forms of resistance, instability and scenarios of upheaval in the first exhibition series. This was shown in 2019 to 2020 in three consecutively conceived exhibitions at the Vunu Gallery in Košice (SK), the Frappant Gallery in Hamburg and the Centre for Contemporary Art in the Citadel Berlin.

Site-specific projects followed in 2021 and 2022. On the one hand, in collaboration with the curatorial collective CCCCCOMA within the framework of a two-month residency, during which workshops and an exhibition were realised in the gatekeeper’s house on Campus Esche, the former psychiatric site of the Charité in Berlin Westend. On the other hand, in the exhibition “I DON’T WORK ON WEEKENDS!” at the Kunstverein Göttingen, which addressed the precarious working conditions in the cultural sector. This led to further dialogues, including the invitation to the symposium “Schöpfen ohne Erschöpfung” (“Creating without Exhaustion”) at the Kommunale Galerien Berlin 2022 or in the context of the exhibition “no more lonely laundry” 2023 at MOM art space in Hamburg, which was initiated by the curatorial collective Cake&Cash.

The artists’ collective introduces itself.

The fellowship is supported by funds from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and Vast Forward.

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