10.9–11.9 2022
Petra Obre
Candyland @ LUFT – Kunstpunkt Berlin

Vernissage Saturday 10 September 2022, 1pm–5pm.

Also open Sunday 11 September 2022, 1pm–5pm.
Kunstpunkt Berlin, Schlegelstraße 6, 10115 Berlin. U Naturkundemuseum.



LUFT is an international networking event to highlight and connect the European artist-run art scene.
Eighteen initiatives from The Hague, Limerick, Stockholm, Riga, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Berlin present their spaces and organisations, as well as selected art works at their stands in order to show their activities and start new collaborations.


Participating Initiatives:
top – Transdisciplinary Project Space, Berlin (DE)
A-TRANS, Berlin (DE)
Alternative Art Guide, The Hague (NL)
Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Candyland, Stockholm (SE)
Co–Re | Ummu, Berlin (DE)
Galerie Toolbox, Berlin (DE)
Group Global 3000, Berlin (DE)
Hilbertraum, Berlin (DE)
Kulturhaus Bouché, Berlin (DE)
Lichtenbergstudios, Berlin (DE)
Nationalmuseum, Berlin (DE)
Organ Kritischer Kunst (OKK), Berlin (DE)
Ormston House, Limerick (IE)
The Syndicate of Creatures, Copenhagen (DK)
Totaldobže, Riga, (LV)
Artist-Run Alliance, Berlin/Tel Aviv (DE/IL)
Eulengasse, Frankfurt a.M. (DE)


Petra Obre, ‘La Tercera Oreja’, 2020, video still.


Petra Obre

At the ‘LUFT’ exhibition Candyland shows works by Bogotá/New York City/Berlin-based artist Petra Obre born in 1995 in Bogotá, Colombia.

In their art Petra Obre imply that translation occurs metaphorically and continuously as we attempt to understand the other in new terms of relation, around the space occupied by our differences. The eclecticism of Obre’s work, constitutes the conceptual opposite of deconstruction because it implies belief within a framework of skepticism. Obre tend to appropriate disparate styles, but in a manner that makes what is taken resemble the taker, and at the same time emulate the imperialist plunderer who tells the tale of the victor not the maker. Is there a belief in progress and decadence, in the intricate patterns of corsi and recorsi? They perhaps favor synthesis over development, and seek to live in synchronic, rather than diachronic, time? This does not mean they will exist always in an ahistorical present, but rather that they will exist with the synchronous consciousness of past, present, and future. Guido Letta articulated the critical exclusiveness of eclecticism, when he redefined style as “a peculiar sense of fact,” rather than the exclusive property of genius. The peculiarity of the artist bears only a superficial resemblance to the prevailing notion of the genius as a creature born not made. Within the critical exclusiveness of eclecticism, originality becomes possible only through the extreme refinement of the artist’s medium. Under the regime of choice, the artist must be both critical and self-critical.


ARNE (Artist-Run Network Europe) aims to strengthen the self-organised artist-run sector in Europe with a focus on local and international cooperation, and to create a simple information framework for art professionals and art students, namely through a collaborative online platform, the Artist-Run Resource Centre (ARRC) www.artistrun.eu.
We want to rise the visibility of artist initiatives in the professional art world and enhance the accessibility of the independent scene for the broad society. In a multi-layered format, the project bridges the gap between European cultures, professions and artists at different stages of their careers. It promotes international collaboration and mutual respect, and emphasises the importance of the artist-run movement with their freedom for experimental and innovative ideas.




Saturday, 10th of September:
• 1–5 pm the presentation stands open for the public.
• 5 pm lecture “The Ebb and Flow of Berlin Project Spaces” by Chris Benedikt & Oliver Möst from the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und –initiativen with open discussion.


Sunday 11 th of September:
• 1–5 pm the presentation stands open for the public.
• 3 pm ARRC launch to the general public.
Lecture “What is the ARRC and how to use it“ by Adi Levy.


LUFT is organised by Kim Dotty Hachmann and Matthias Roth from >top e.V. with the support of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und -initiativen.
ARNE is co-funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Candyland’s participation in the ARNE project is co-funded by the Swedish Arts Council.