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The BlackBox transformed into an Art Lounge

On September 15, the BlackBox transformed into an Art Lounge. More than two dozen Millenials and other guests had come to the Parkstadt Schwabing. The No Measurement Group, funded by the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung as part of documenta fifteen, had invited them to a discussion with the Taiwanese photographer and graphic artist Yao Jui-Chung. Yao Jui-Chung is a participant in the Venice Biennale, documenta fifteen, and currently artist in residence at Villa Waldberta, Munich. The lively dialogue between Yao Jui-Chung, Lars Koepsel (Munich) and Adam Langer of No Measurement Group was conducted in German, English and Chinese and was dedicated to the transcultural exchange between Germany and Asia. This exchange of experiences was, in the best sense, a rich “harvest” – as it is called in the conceptual language of this year’s documenta.

As part of documenta fifteen, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is funding a diverse and international project by the No Measurement Group, made by young people for young people. The No Measurement Group had rich experiences on the collective practice of lumbung in Kassel as part of Chapter 1 of their project camp ON VACATION. In line with the lumbung values, it is a great concern for the No Measurement Group to share their newly gained knowledge in an independent and locally based way. This happened on September 15 at the BlackBox. After the artist talk with Yao Jui-Chung and the Q&A session, the guests were invited to the group’s typical ice cream dinner – artists and guests enjoyed the four handmade ice cream flavors in the lounge and sculpture garden of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung until well into the afternoon.