Project space by Elana Katz
in cooperation with Gallery Kwadrat
Exhibition Nr. 1
LIVE-STREAM opening: March 28, from 19:00 /// Exhibition duration: March 29 – April 12
House for the End of the World [HEW] is a project space by Elana Katz that serves as an experimental platform for artists, performers, and critical thinkers of many a kind. Its location is a place in a transitory state; an empty, un-renovated, and otherwise unused 2-room flat in Berlin Xberg. Its use as a project space is temporary, and its future thereafter remains to be seen. HEW’s activities are reactionary creative and critical experimentation, including site-specific installations, actions, and discourse — both in the context of public events and the intimacy of studio work.
In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, HEW functions as a dystopian sanctuary created by artists in apocalyptic times. In inviting people to enter and respond to the “house”, to fill it and imprint it in a reactionary manner, HEW and its program create an open platform for provoking thoughts, fears, integrations, and expulsions.