Natascha Süder Happelmann Ankersentrum
(surviving in the ruinous ruin)

Natascha Süder Happelmann deals with what could be called ruinous spaces. Spaces that have created conditions or facts that are irreversible or irreparable. Natascha Süder Happelmann is of the opinion that some spaces are already ruins at the time of their creation. Their ruinous character is often already inherent in the idea behind them. It is precisely these spaces that Natascha Süder Happelmann seeks out in her quest for the unstable formations of possibility and survival. Throught her collaborative practice Natascha Süder Happelmann’s reassesses the conditions and spaces for artistic action and activates aesthetic research in political and social contexts.

The publication Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin), conceived by artist with the curator Franciska Zólyom, houses the several voices that were instrumental to the creation and articulation of the work. It is simultaneously a trace of the process of witnessing and an autonomous space to follow the different trajectories the work engages with.

With contributions by Natascha Süder Happelmann, Rheim Alkadhi, Jasper Kettner, Maziyar Pahlevan, Jesko Fezer, Anita Kaspar & Andreas Müller, Kooperative Für Darstellungspolitik, Felix Meyer, Seda Naiumad & Fritz Lazlo Weber, Aino Korvensyrjä, David Jassey & Rex Osa with Seda Naiumad, Nida Ghouse, Maurice Louca, Dj Marfox, Tisha Mukarji, Jako Maron, Elnaz Seyedi, Jessica Ekomane, Helene Duldung, Franciska Zólyom.