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x-embassy ist ein Kollektiv, das sich von Mai 2017 bis August 2019 einen Studio- und Projektraum im ersten Stock des Atelierhauses Australische Botschaft Ost teilte.
Während dieser Zeit initiierte x-embassy eine laufende Veranstaltungsreihe für extern eingeladene KünstlerInnen und andere Initiativen. Die Reihe arbeitet mit verschiedenen Formaten, von Ausstellungen über Workshops, Videovorführungen, Performances bis hin zu Künstler*innengesprächen.

Das Programm spiegelt die unterschiedlichen Praktiken innerhalb des Kollektivs und die Interessen seiner Gemeinschaften wider. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf interdisziplinären, forschungsbasierten, experimentellen Formaten. Im Moment ohne Raum, arbeiten die Künstler*innen des Kollektivs weiter zusammen.

x-embassy is a collective that shared a studio and project space on the first floor of the Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft Ost from May 2017-August 2019. During this period, x-embassy initiated an ongoing series of events for externally invited artists and other initiatives. The series works with multiple formats, from exhibitions to workshops, video screenings, performances and artist talks.

The programme reflects the collective’s diverse practices and the interests of their communities. An emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary, research-based, experimental formats. Now without a space, members of the collective continue to work in dialogue with one another.

Current members of the collective work in and between the fields of visual art, film, photography, theatre and dance, and include:

Sabrina Brückner
Hannah van der Est
Maria Fernandez
Josephine Findeisen
Sonja Hornung
Adrian Knuppertz
Richard Pettifer
Vera Seng
Juliane Tübke

x-embassy
Grabbeallee 34, 13156 Berlin-Pankow
Tram: M1 / Bus: 250
Stop: Tschaikowskistr.
Enter via spiral staircase on the right-hand side of building
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About the building

In 1972, following the normalisation of East-West German diplomatic relations, the then-Prime Minister of the settler-colonial state Australia, Gough Whitlam (Labour) announced his plans to open an embassy in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The building complex – including garden and tennis court – was completed in 1975. It was home to the Australian Embassy to the GDR until 1986, when Australia consolidated its diplomatic seats for the Soviet bloc in Warsaw.

Like many other GDR embassies built according to the prefabricated ‘Ingenieur-Hochbau Berlin’ model, the building has an almost-identical copy. Its twin, the former Iraqi embassy, is located close by on Tschaikovskistr.