onetoone (19) Franz John ‘Viva Maria’

Franz John

14.05. – 13.08 2022
Talk with Ulrich Enzensberger, Writer, and Franz John on 25 June 2022 at 5 pm.

Police surveillance report, Photo Franz John

The project one-to-one – Art at the Røyal Bakery has so far explored the use of the space as a bakery in numerous artistic murals. Through the project Viva Maria* by Franz John, the site-specific character is now directed for the first time to the wider environment – the house – and its intriguing up to now little-known history of use in the years after 1966: in the store premises to the right of today’s bakery, an illegal print shop was operated that produced leaflets, posters and publications of the “revolutionary movement” associated with the student movement that radicalised after 1967.

This operation had to happen in the underground not only because of the content of those subversive writings; according to Allied law, no printing presses at all were allowed to operate in West Berlin without official permission. The printing press, a Rotaprint, belonged to the so-called “Subversive Action”, a sub-grouping of the Socialist German Student League (SDS), which Rudi Dutschke was head of the movement. The Neukölln print shop was a secret, camouflaged place rented by a resident of Zwiestädter Straße 10, Dieter Kunzelmann, under pseudonym “Kurnitzky”. Kunzelmann was one of the leading activists of the 1968 movement and co-founder of Kommune I.

Franz John now makes the history of the place comprehensible: A confidential report by the political police from April 1967 documents investigations at Zwiestädter Straße 10 and observations by some commissioner inspector Böhme. This archival document, which takes up the entire exhibition wall, is accompanied by a listening station. Here you can hear a talk with Ulrich Enzensberger, once a founding member of Kommune I, who knew the illegal print shop and the activities of the time well. This conversation, conducted by Franz John, provides insights and interesting details about the history of the sight and Berlin contemporary history in late 1960s.

* Viva Maria – Cult film of the ’68 movement, by Louis Malle.

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (18) Oliver Thie ‘Schattenlese’

Oliver Thie

15.01. – 30.04.2022
Talk by Dr. Özgür Cizer, archaeobotanist, University of Tübingen, with Oliver Thie on 23 April 2022 at 5pm.

Soot and shellac on wall

Oliver Thie uses drawing strategies to research natural phenomena. In cooperation projects with scientists, he expands imaging processes and makes invisible phenomena perceptible.

“With ‘Schattenlese’ (Shadow Reading), I investigate the surprising diversity of oatmeal, which is usually lost in the masses. Crushing seeds by hand, perhaps the most archaic way of preparing plant food, brought me into contact with archaeobotanical practices. Following this, I begin to sort my flakes according to common characteristics. A projector replaces the microscope. I study the enlarged silhouettes by tracing them on the wall with soot dust.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 258 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 255

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (17) Christine Niehoff ‘Überseegebiet – Siedlung 6N127SE’

Christine Niehoff

28. 08. – 24.12.2021
Talk by Isabel Maria Groll, art historian, with Christine Niehoff on December 11, 2021.

Christine Niehoff studied at the HGB Leipzig, the Glasgow School of Art (BA) and Goldsmiths College (MFA) in London. In her low-tech multimedia works, she explores the high-tech lifeworlds of science fiction and extraterrestrial futures between research and pop culture.

“In the bakery, I question what growing crops to feed humans might look like if Mars were colonized: deep in the ground for protection from radioactivity and cold, with artificial light, probably highly susceptible to disruption.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 133 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 49

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (16) beate maria wörz ‘Karat’

beate maria wörz

08.05. – 21.08. 2021
On Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 5 pm, the artist Beate Terfloth will lead a conversation with beate maria wörz. 

beate maria wörz is a conceptual sculptor and draughtswoman. Her works on human and social themes are often preceded by long research. For her site-specific wall installation ‘Karat’, she explored the significance of grain as the most important staple food in different regions of the world.

“From conversations with the master baker and a book I learned: much older is the porridge in our daily food. That leads me to the bowl as a form. The preciousness of the grain – the words in many languages of the world – the connection of the pictorial levels – the work grows in my head and finally on site.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 156 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 28

Art Outdoor-Tip from Tip Berlin

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (15) Pauline Kraneis ‘einschlagen’

16.01. – 01.05.2021
On Saturday, 24 April 2020 at 5 pm, the artist Juliane Laitzsch will lead a conversation with Pauline Kraneis.

In her works, Pauline Kraneis explores the tension between line and space, between two- and three-dimensionality. In her site-specific drawings and installations, the line reaches for space and transforms it. Textile surfaces or folds become space-forming and spread out before us in a walkable way, they become landscapes or urban plans.

“The starting point of my work for the bakery is the craft itself and associated movements such as the turning of the dough, accessories such as baker’s lines and finally the architectural conditions in the bakery, an offset in the wall that can be read as a fold in the room.”

Exhibition review on art-in-berlin by Urszula Usakowska-Wolff
Exhibition review in Tip Berlin (issue 3/2021) by Ina Hildebrandt

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 323 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 263

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (14) Martin Zellerhoff ‚act, fail, keep going‘

Martin Zellerhoff

12. 09. – 24.12. 2020
The conversation between Dirk Paulick, Müller, and the artist had to be cancelled due to the pandemic regulations.

Martin Zellerhoff’s subject-matter is about the impact of technical images on our perception and conduct. In his photographic wall piece with inserted LED display, he deals with the consequences of our mishandling of the planet: instead of taking direct action, we allow the speed at which we are destroying our habitat to steadily increase.

Thus, this exhibition is his artistic appeal to draw the necessary consequences. At the same time, Zellerhoff has chosen “act, fail, keep going” as the self-reflective title for his hundredth exhibition. 

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 834 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 690

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (13) Renate Hampke + Ute Wigand ‘Knoten’

Renate Hampke and Ute Wigand

11.05. – 29. 08.2020
Talk by Karla Sachse with the artists on Saturday, August 22, 2020

Exhibition view

Renate Hampke has been working for 10 years with the inner tubes of bicycles. Ute Wigand addresses items of daily use such as umbrella frames. They have realized projects together, among others at the Kulturhistorisches Museum Görlitz. Both are members of the women’s artist group Schwarze Schokolade. With their materials and visual language, the artists open up a field of historico-cultural and contemporary meaning.

Renate and Ute say:
“In our work, we pick up various aspects of a knot: The inner tube of a bicycle and a roll of dough are entangled strands. In black and white, they stand face to face: sequence and playful array in visual dialogue.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 333 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 71

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (12) Miranda Blennerhassett ‚Cathedral Windows‘

Miranda Blennerhassett ‚Cathedral Windows‘
11.01. – 02.05.2020
Artist talk at the opening on Samstag, January 11, 2020.

Miranda Blennerhassett is a Scottish artist. Her site specific and temporary wall paintings have been exhibited in Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, the USA, and Romania. In 2020 she has a residency at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA.

Miranda says:
“My work explores the cultural significance of patterns. I am interested in the ways in which patterns and decorations are democratic forms of artistic creation shared by communities. Geometric patterns are a universal and unifying expression of creativity. I want to work with images that appeal to people across cultures. The pattern I have worked on for the kønigliche Backstube is based on a traditional quilt design.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 336 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 210

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (11) Stefka Ammon ‚Familienkoralle‘

Stefka Ammon 

07.09. – 24.12.2019
Talk by Prof. Dirk Manzke, urban developer, curator and author, with the artist on September 28, 2019

Exhibition view

Stefka Ammon studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and in Philadelphia, USA. Her work investigates the effect of notions that are shaped by culture.

Stefka says:
“To what do we refer our origins? What am I? Do I determine what I am? Is it determined by a factual (geographical, national, genetic, social) origin? Does this determine an attribution? And no matter who defines it (I myself or the ‘environment’), what is evaluated, where is the link, what is the assumption? Which social, political, gender, economic etc. mechanisms are we subjected to? We are so many things all at once and yet there is the perceived self, an undisguised self-perception. Well: does that really exist?”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 165 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 91

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.

onetoone (10) Matthias Beckmann ‚unser täglich‘

Matthias Beckmann 

04.05. – 31.08.2019
Gespräch von Dr. Martin Steffens, Kunsthistoriker und Kurator, mit dem Künstler am 10. August 2019

Exhibition view

Matthias Beckmann is a draughtsman whose work is to be found in the graphic collections of numerous museums. His series of images depicting selected sites and institutions are created in front of the motif – without any photographs, preliminary drawings, or corrections. Framed, unframed, and folded drawings of different sizes complement one another in the series created for the kønigliche Backstube.

Matthias says:
“Drawing is just like backing bread. At its best, fresh every day. I like to start early, trust the eyes, let the pen slide freely, and hope that the lines will find their right path. Concentration is important. Torture unnecessary.”

Edition scheme: Breakdown of the wall piece in 151 single cards in a 1:1 scale
Individual card no. 89

onetoone – Art at the Røyal Bakery is a project by Kati Gausmann.