Installation view of SPECTER at Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, CA. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.
Installation view of SPECTER at Desert X 2019, Coachella Valley, CA. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.
YRD.Works, Oper Offenbach © Gabriel Poblete
YRD.Works, Oper Offenbach © Gabriel Poblete
Holzdrehflügel Serie E, Frankfurt am Main, 1968 © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske
Holzdrehflügel Serie E, Frankfurt am Main, 1968 © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske
Mobile Home for Kröller-Müller, Kröller-Müller Museum, 1995 © Atelier van Lieshout
Mobile Home for Kröller-Müller, Kröller-Müller Museum, 1995 © Atelier van Lieshout

tinyBE is a global platform for artistic visions of sustainable forms of living. As a creative lab tinyBE offers a series of exhibitions of habitable artworks in public spaces and a free space for a discourse on meaningful life:

‘the tinyBE way’.

project

The Bee Chapel, Moran Bondaroff (Los Angeles), 2017 © Terence Koh
The Bee Chapel, Moran Bondaroff (Los Angeles), 2017 © Terence Koh

tinyBE is an innovative exhibition and event format that facilitates an interdisciplinary dialogue at the interface of visual arts, architecture, design and science. From 26 June to 26 September, 2021, tinyBE will bring together for the first time nine temporary habitable sculptures by international artists in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan area with locations at Metzlerpark in Frankfurt as well as Darmstadt and Wiesbaden.

The exhibits offer visionary, utopian, and sometimes even dystopian ideas on new forms of living and working, while the temporary habitability of the sculptures provides a new way of looking at art and life. Anyone can try out these artistic concepts and stay there at night.
 

context

Michael Francis McCarthy, Capsule Hotel, Tokyo, 2008 ©https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
Michael Francis McCarthy, Capsule Hotel, Tokyo, 2008 ©https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

The transformation of how we live and work in an environment governed by globalisation, digitalisation and climate change is one of the most pertinent topics of our times. Trends such as tiny living and eco-friendly buildings testify to new social needs and a desire for innovative living concepts.

tinyBE poses some of the most compelling questions of our time: What type of places do we need to live and work? How do we want to live together as a society and what is possible? What do we need for a fulfilling and sustainable life?

program

Metzlerpark, 2019 © Martin Rendel
Metzlerpark, 2019 © Martin Rendel

The tinyMONDAYS, an event series of accompanying the exhibition create an intellectual space for a cross-generational dialogue on meaningful living and visions for the future and promotes interdisciplinary discussions related to the sustainability of alternative living forms and spaces. The events provide a forum for leading speakers from the fields of culture, science and business. 

With the tinyMONDAYS, tinyBE has set itself the goal of creating an interactive and inspiring discussion space about possible living models or ways of living in the future on the basis of the artistic concepts.