SAVVY Contemporary – The Laboratory of Form-Ideas is an independent, non-commercial project space for international visual and performing artists and curators, founded in 2010 by curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung in Berlin-Neukölln.
In the spirit of Harald Szeemann’s “Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit” (Agency for Spiritual Migrant Work), Savvy Contemporary sees itself as a laboratory of intellectual, artistic, and cultural development and exchange. Every two months, the gallery invites one artist from Europe or North America and one from Africa, South America, Asia, or Australia to Berlin to together address current issues in the arts, science, sociology, or philosophy. This artistic dialogue is moderated by a third guest, a curator, and the whole process and its results are presented in an exhibition and a publication. The aim is to foster the dialogue between Western art and non-Western art and to stimulate critical discourse on the development of contemporary art as well as on positions of art in the Diaspora.