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an invitation to empower ourselves

The series was an exercise in mutual empowerment, which was implemented under the conditions of empathy, self-empowerment and joy.


We are asked to evaluate and redefine the value of collecting art.

What can be learned from the past and what must be unlearned?

Who decides which works are worth to collect and under which premisses? Let us reassess.

To evaluate and change the ideas on collecting, including its political and social aspects, was the goal of X/CHANGE. Which possibilities should be considered, which mechanisms must be reconsidered? Let us explore and go paths of rethinking together. Can we change paradigms to rewrite history and influence the future? What course must be set to enable a reassessment of the status quo?

Speakers from various disciplines did in this series present their findings for open discussion in public talks.
How do I build up a private collection and under which premises?
How can I sustainably preserve my estate for the future?
We invited you to participate in the discussions on long-term solutions for self-empowerment.

For each event artists were invited to participate in an artwork exchange format. The works were presented outside conventional, normative exhibition practices. 

The claim of this event was not to be a fully transferable model for the future. It was intended to be a collective exploration of the ideas of self-empowerment and consciousness.

We propose the value of the energy of exchange.


For the 1st event of X/CHANGE on Wednesday, March 4th 2020, we presented an experimental artwork exchange format and a talk with Karoline Pfeiffer.

Participating artists:

Rick Buckley, Erik Steinbecher, Gabriel Vormstein, Quirin Bäumler, Alexandra Hopf, Rolf Graf, Veronica Brovall, Eva Berendes, Alex Müller, Lindsay Lawson, Jeroen Jacobs, Stephen Kent, Kane Do, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez,  Matti Isan Blind, Anne Gathmann, Florian Neufeldt, Michael Laurent. 

Karoline Pfeiffer has worked in the cultural and creative field for over 15 years, most recently as a managing director of an internationally well known collectors platform.
3 years prior to this workshop she started to fundamentally rethink the future prospects of her field. Ever since Karoline Pfeiffer has turned towards the research and development of new body somatic and alternative methods through various trainings in body, mind & movement.
She is now a somatic body practitioner, therapist and coach.
Her passion is to support individuals to reconnect with their unique personal qualities and empower them to follow their personal path towards authenticity and vitality by taking the lead in their own life.


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