Till Hohn, Stabledance, 2007. Sound and video installation. Installation view at 7hours HAUS 19, Berlin, 2007. Courtesy 7hours
7hours is an art and artist’s space representing artworks in installations, exhibitions, concerts, readings, and performances. It is grateful to work with artists such as Sebastian Biskup, Bill Dietz, Till Hohn, Pia Maria Martin, Chris Newman, Jakob Ullmann, and Claudia Shneider, as well as many from South Africa.
The space was founded by Christiane Grüß (Gruess) in New York in 1999. The first exhibitions were installed for a limited duration: seven hours. 7hours has changed its venue a few times over the years, searching for new architectural, social, dimensional, and artistic conditions each time. Between 2001 and 2004, it operated as 7hoursTURM at the neo-Romanesque tower of the Märkische Museum in Berlin, and since 2005, as the 7hours HAUS 19, in an old cowshed at the Campus North of the Berlin Humboldt University. As described by artist Chris Newman, “[7hours gives] space to independent thinkers at various stages of recognition and development, without following a path of ideology or hype.”
7hours has been supported by institutions such as CalArts, the Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds), Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V., and the British Council.