Become a SAVVY friend
Our financial situation as a non-profit is bad. Please show your solidarity by making a donation or by becoming a SAVVY friend!
your SAVVY friends benefits
– free entry to events (concerts, readings, lectures, performances etc)
– exclusive guided tours
– special membership events
– artists’ studio visits
– limited editions of works by artists
– and many more offers throughout another exciting year
The best part: with your membership you support the work of savvy Contemporary – a cultural non-profit organization driving urgent artistic, political, aesthetic and social discourses without structural funding or institutionalized financial support. In the past eight years, we have realized a kaleidoscope of exhibitions, long-term projects, performances, archives, film screenings, lectures, concerts, readings, talks, dances and more – on matters and questions urgent to us and you.
Who are the SAVVY Friends?
Chairman André Schmitz
Board Thomas Eller, Marianne Esser, Noa Ha, Bonaventure S.B. Ndikung
Coordinator Laura Kloeckner
Address SAVVY friends c/o SAVVY Contemporary
Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin
MEMBERSHIP FEES and DONATIONS
SAVVY friends e.V., Berliner Sparkasse
IBAN DE25 1005 0000 0190 5575 59
Founded in 2009 by Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, SAVVY Contemporary: The laboratory of form-ideas is an art space, discursive platform, eating and drinking spot, njangi house, space for conviviality. SAVVY Contemporary situates itself at the threshold of notions and constructs of the West and non-West, primarily to understand and negotiate between them and obviously to deconstruct the ideologies and connotations eminent to such structures. For this, it seems appropriate to invoke, convoke or deploy the cosmogenic powers of artists and artistic practice to guide us. On this journey, SAVVY Contemporary engages in the poetic power of artistic practice to un-name and re-name, de-institute and re-institute selves, silence imposed voices and un-silence suppressed voices in an effort to resolve the crisis of entrapment.
In the past SAVVY Contemporary has realized a kaleidoscope art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures, concerts, readings, talks, dances. SAVVY Contemporary has established a participatory archive on German colonial history, a performance arts documentation center, an open library, a residency program for curators, writers and artists, as well as educational projects with schools. SAVVY Contemporary engages in its neighborhood's history and socio-political status quo, first in Neukölln and since 2016 in Wedding, which are entangled with the reflections and discourses of the project. SAVVY Contemporary reaches out not only to the art affine but also to the non-art affine.
All this good work needs support – your support. You can help in many different ways and it starts by becoming a member. It starts by becoming a SAVVY friend!
The SAVVY friends are the artspace’s official support group and a registered non-profit institution with the purpose of supporting SAVVY Contemporary’s work. Your contribution benefits the good work! You can even make it tax-deductible.
Join today and support the good work! You know it is important and we can’t do it without you!