Jun 2024

nGbK, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst in Berlin invited Municipal Kitchens for their 2024 programme, co-curated by Another Provision, Alicja Rogalska, Miriam Lowack and Cherry Truluck

My contribution is supported by Culture Moves Europe

Nov 2023

Future Art School symposium at ArtEZ Univerity of the Arts Zwolle

Johann Arens works with installation and video to survey how shared infrastructures impact our communal life and shape civil behaviour. These site-related installations take place in facets of the public domain; at community centres, schools, hospitals, digital learning centres, internet cafes, local markets as well as art spaces and are tailored to be platforms to celebrate and mushroom forms of communality.

He has realised public art commissions with Arnolfini Bristol, Bold Tendencies London, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge, Jerwood Space London and UCL Culture, and works since 2020 with researcher Dr. Hanna Baumann on the long-term project Another Provision.

His work has recently been shown at Manifesta13 Marseille; Pump House Gallery London; IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin; P/////AKT Amsterdam, IFFR Rotterdam and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein.

Johann has been visiting lecturer at various art schools, amongst others at the Royal College of Art London; Goldsmiths University of London; EKA Estonian Academy for the Arts; UDEM University of Monterrey Mexico; Manchester School of Art; AHK Amsterdam University of the Arts; ArtEZ University of the Arts Zwolle and University of Liverpool.