Temporary Pavilion for Permanent Negotiation is part of Curepark, an artistic manifestation in Amsterdamse Bos in the Netherlands. Prior to the start of Cure Park, the artistic duo Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen collected stories about conflicts. They called on people to write a story about a conflict: at work, in a relationship, in the neighborhood or on a world scale. It could be about a problem that the narrator was a part of, that he or she mediated in or where he or she was standing on the sidelines. The collected conflicts have one thing in common: they were (ultimately) resolved. What happened, and how did the situation get to take a turn for the better?

A selection of these stories will be set up and retold by mediator Chantal van Doesburgh in the Temporary pavilion for permanent negotiations. In an arena made of sand she makes the problems visible and palpable with the help of props and spatial interventions. The project is centered around the problem-solving process because, even though not all issues may be resolved, their visualization may help you find the right approach to problems in your own life. Once the mediator has left the playing field, you can get to work with the props and instructions that are available on site. With this project, the artists seek to demonstrate that, even though we often feel powerless in the face of conflict, it is possible to influence problems with the right methods and a positive attitude.

Tellervo Kalleinen (FI, 1975) and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (DE, 1971) form a Finnish – German artistic duo. Over the past fifteen years they have developed participatory works of art that are centered around sharing knowledge. The duo thinks of art as a way to create unique and transformative situations that bring people together.

This installation has no fixed opening hours and can be found at location 4 on the map. The sessions take place every Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 5 pm (except for June 17 and 18).

Temporary pavillion for permanent negotiations is onderdeel van Cure Park. Art of Care, manifestatie rondom de kunst van zorg in het Amsterdamse Bos. Als een eigentijds kuuroord strijkt Cure Park van 4 juni tot en met 16 juli neer tussen de bomen rondom het Bostheater. Meer dan 30 kunstenaars, makers en denkers buigen zich samen met publiek over de vraag wat het betekent om zorg te geven, te ontvangen en te organiseren. Laat je in een veelzijdig programma bestaande uit kunst, workshops, interventies, performances, lezingen en films verrassen, en geef mee vorm aan nieuwe perspectieven op zorg. Voor jezelf, de ander en de wereld. www.curepark.nl

Cure Park is een idee van TAAK en Circus Engelbregt. Samenstelling en ontwikkeling: TAAK in samenwerking met het Amsterdamse Bos en het Bostheater. Cure Park wordt ondersteund door BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Frame, VSB Fonds, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo en de Gemeente Amstelveen. Samenwerkingsen

gesprekspartners: Cliëntenbelang Amsterdam, het Sandberg Instituut, VUmc, Movisie, Onvergetelijk Stedelijk en vele anderen. www.curepark.nl