Gallery for Sustainable Art in Berlin


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Hey, Cudgel!

Hey, leg! CO2. Foto: Jens Thomas

Hey, leg! CO2. Foto: Jens Thomas

Hey, Cudgel!

GG3 in “Creative City Berlin” magazine

under: “Sustainability, Spaces”
29 January 2020

Home: Think globally, act locally

Local antennas, (C) T.A. Home: Think global, act local

Local antennas. Foto: T.A.

Open Call for Artists:

Exhibition March 20th – May 8th, 2020

This old saying combines global responsibility with local action. In the place where we are at home, we are strong. The Earth is a complex organism in which cause and effect are not always spatially close to one another. Through our decisions, we as consumers can have a direct influence on the actions of polluters.

There are increasing local reasons for acting today: The daughter no longer wants to eat meat for climate protection reasons. Friends talk about flight shame and plastic shame. There is no snow at the usual holiday location for a skiing holiday. The bark beetle has attacked the local forest. The water level in German regions is falling. The summer heat is unbearable. The farmers have crop failures due to drought.

Example: Globally, old-growth forests are being destroyed in other places on the planet. That’s why I protest locally in my neighborhood if a forest or park is being destroyed; I try to save paper and don’t buy any items made from tropical wood. Refraining from eating meat also helps, as cattle are often raised on the cleared land or soy beans are grown there for animal feed.

Example: Increasing carbon dioxide emissions are heating up the Earth’s climate, which is a global problem. As an individual in Germany, I cannot influence politics in China or India to keep coal-fired power plants from being built or prevent people there from driving cars. But as a local decision, I myself can use a bike instead of a car, and I can influence the politics of my country and my local community.
How do artists express the saying “homeland: think globally, act locally” in their works?

Open Call

In an open call for submissions, we invite artists to submit contributions for the topic described above for a group exhibition in our artist-run space.
Disciplines: No specifications (objects, sculpture, installation, photo, painting, drawing, print graphics, video, sound is possible). A performative contribution (performance, VJ, or similar) at the vernissage, artist talk or finissage is desirable.


Individual artists or existing groups of artists can apply. Required are:
• Completed Application form gg3 7
• Images, alternatively sketches or descriptions of non-visual contributions (max 10MB)
• CV
• as an email to
Presence: The presence of the artists or groups of artists residing in the Berlin area is desirable for the vernissage and the artist talk as well as opening the gallery on one of the exhibition dates.


Application deadline: February 7, 2020
Setup/hanging: March 19, 2020, 5 – 7 p.m.
Vernissage: March 20, 7 p.m. Who would like to do music and performance?
Artist talk: April 3, 7 p.m.
Lecture: April 24, 7 p.m., N.N.
Finissage: May 8, 7 p.m. Who would like to do music and performance?
Dismantling: May 12, 5 – 7 p.m.


Artist-run space Group Global 3000 e.V., Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin,
We offer an exhibition space with equipment, bar, advertising through email, various websites, social media as well as digital and printed flyers; we look after the exhibition text, the lecture, and the documentation of the exhibition.

We are an independent, self-organized, artist-run space and work on a voluntary basis. Unfortunately, there is no budget for production, other technical equipment, transport or insurance (the room can be locked). We look forward to good cooperation and have established rules of cooperation, which we can send beforehand on request.

Jury: Team GG3, Curators: Team GG3

48th exhibition by GG3

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Fossil Addiction

Artists and experts examine our addiction-led unwillingness to recognize our dependence on fossil fuels.

January 10 –  March 6, 2020, Fridays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Exhibition, dialogues, workshop, workshop discussion
Fine art prints, videos, installations, collage, painting, objects

Night and Day, (C) Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß, Fossile Sucht

Night and Day, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß

The exploitation of fossil fuels has allowed us the dream of flying, the freedom of the open road, a consume-craze, a plastic wonderland, and a comfortable warm apartment. Our use of petroleum, heating oil, natural gas can also be seen as a drug problem.

We use this state-sanctioned fossil drug with all its side effects of CO2 and environmental destruction. Coming clean from this drug causes withdrawal symptoms and all the irrationalities that go along with them. One need only look at the reader’s comments about ideas for a speed limit of 30km/h in the city or 130km/h on the highway. A recognition of the disease is lacking – rational reasoning gives way to addiction-led blindness.

Deatailed text: What is fossil addiction?

Dining table, (C) M. Schnauss Fossil addiction

Dining table. Foto: M. Schnauss

Men with oil tanks (C) Tom Albrecht Fossil addiction

Men with oil tanks. Foto: Tom Albrecht

Artists show their critical contributions to “Fossil Addiction”

How do artists see our fossil addiction and its therapy? How do we recognize the addiction? Where does it show itself? How could withdrawal therapy for citizens and the state look? We would like to explore answers to these questions.

Tom Albrecht, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß, Marina Camargo, Maria Korporal, Merav Leibkuechler, Steph Marx, Christoph Medicus, Jasmin Odendahl, Katja Struif

Fossil Addiction Program

Christoph Medicus with visitor in front of a picture by Merav Leibküchler, (C) T.A. Fossil addiction

Christoph Medicus with visitor in front of a picture by Merav Leibküchler. Foto: T.A.

Vernissage  Friday, January 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Friday, January 17.1., 5-8 p.m.: The Artist Steph Marx is present

Artists’ Talk  Friday, January 24, 7 p.m.  Artists of the exhibition present their works to the guests.

Workshop Talk  Friday, January 31, 7 p.m. with the addiction specialists
Prof. Dr. med. Tom Bschor, chief physician of the Schlossparkklinik and
Prof. Dr. Hermann E. Ott, ClientEarth – Lawyers of the Earth, former climate researcher at the Wuppertal Institute:
“How do we recognize the addiction to fossil fuels among citizens and the state?
Is there a recognition of the disease?
What could withdrawal therapy look like for citizens and the state?”
The two experts discuss answers and solutions in a public discussion. Moderated by Tom Albrecht

Second Workshop  Friday, February 7,  7 p.m.  How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? The topic is their everyday practice, the choice of their materials, their travel and transport. Moderation by Tom Albrecht (in German).

Exhibition Friday, February 14, 5-8 p.m. The Artist Marina Camargo is present.

Exhibition Friday, February 21, 5-8 p.m. The Artist Maria Korporal is present.

Exhibition Friday, February 28, 5-8 p.m.

Finissage Friday, March 6,  7 p.m. Round Table “Fossil Addiction
Guests and members of GG3 will talk about the effects of the exhibition, their findings and the outlook. Presentation of a mind map of the workshop conversation. Talk in german.
Exhibition from 5 p.m.

Group Global 3000 becomes GG3

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Artists for Future

Exhibition “Artists for Future” Fridays 5 – 8 pm

Exhibition, talks, lecture 1.11. – 13.12.2019 with objects, active objects, photos, photo collage, videos, audio work, walk-in assemblage, interactive installation, dance performance, hybrid walking act, music performance from and with 19 artists. A confessional for ecologic sins is ready for use.

Gold Foil People, 2019, (C) Sissy Schneider Artists for Future

Gold Foil People, 2019, (C) Sissy Schneider


Petra Abroso, Tom Albrecht, Anna Borrie, Georg Cevales, Olga Drachuk-Meyer, Lioba von den Driesch, Keeley Haftner, Alexa Helbig, Astrid Indricane, Marte Kiessling, Clementine Klein, Maria Korporal, Nadine Lemke, Uwe Molkenthin, Rolf Pilarsky, Rosa Schmidt, Sissy Schneider, Maria Vedder

Individuals are starting to build insect hotels, housing bees in the city, doing urban gardening. Citizens are measuring their ecological footprint. Renewable energies and organic farming are increasing. Climate protection agreements are being made worldwide.

But the reversal is happening too slowly. Today, islands are sinking, climate refugees are coming to the borders, extreme weather is on the rise, species are dying. Scientists are warning us. The young generation is demonstrating for real climate protection. But the politics are not changing. The German government wants to keep coal power plants running longer than planned. Citizens are driving SUVs, eating meat every day, flying short distances, and even denying climate change.

We as artists worry about what our future will look like. We support the protests for more climate and environmental protection. As artists, we contribute to the world of the future. What do these contributions look like?

Over 100 artists applied, of which we selected strong, exciting works.


Listening Guests at Dance Performance (C) T.A. Artists for Future

Listening Guests at Dance performance (C) T.A.

Vernissage Fri 1.11., 7 pm
Dance performance: Olga Drachuk-Meyer: The Trial of Liberation, Video 12 Min.
A capella singers: The VLQ – Very Large Quartet sings with five men and three women sing folk and pop songs in lively barbershop arrangements.

Lecture with conversation: Fr. 8.11., 7 pm, Dipl.Ing. Matthias Schnauss, Office for Sustainable Development: “On the Search for a Good Life – Past and Present Sustainability Movements – How to Continue?” (In German).

Artist Talk: Fri. 15.11., 7 pm. Artists of the exhibition present their works in person and via Skype and answer questions from the public.

Result 1: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? (in german), (C) T.A.

Result 1: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? (in german), (C) T.A.

Workshop Fri 22.11., 5 – 7 pm: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? The theme is everyday practice, choice of  materials, travel and transport, and everyday life as a consumer. Moderation Tom Albrecht (In German).

Exhibition Fri 29.11., 5-8 pm. The artist Alexa Helbig is present.


Result 2: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? (in german), (C) T.A.

Result 2: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? (in german), (C) T.A.







Tom Albrecht: The future is open. A common dice game about personal visions.
Exhibition Fri 6.12., 5-8 pm. The artist Lioba von den Driesch is present.

Our game was very entertaining in three hours. Laughter, serious and informative discussions took place. We agreed that the game should be distributed and marketed!

Future Game Players, (C) T.A. Artists for Future

Future Game Players, (C) T.A.

Future Game Result, (C) T.A. Artists for Future

Future Game Result, (C) T.A.


Future Game  manual (in German, pdf, 1 page (C) T.A.)

Playing cards (german, pdf, 6) (C) T.A.)





Finissage Fri. 13.12., 7 pm.
Hybrid Walking Act: Rosa Schmidt with INDIGO HABITAT / NORTH EAST CIRCULATIONS. Video 2:13Min.
The performer asks visitors to bring the batteries of their smartphones with them.
Exhibition from 5 pm.

Location: Gallery of the Global 3000 Group e.V., Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin
U8 Moritzplatz, U1 Kottbussertor, M29 Oranienplatz, Bus 147 Michaelkirchplatz
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Jury: Team GG3, Curator: Tom Albrecht

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