The Place to Be

“The Place to be” is a project of an artist Photobook with 200 photographs from Clubs in Berlin.
For more information :
The Place to Be // tumblr // My instagram
I am currently looking for collaboration to make the exhibition and the book real.
Contact me : info ( a )

« The place to be » est un projet de livre d’artiste contenant 200 photographies de clubs berlinois.
Pour plus d’information :
The Place to Be // tumblr // Mon instagram
Je suis à la recherche de collaboration pour rendre l’exposition et le livre réel.
Contactez moi : info ( a )



September 30th – December 4th, 2016
Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA Sokół
Długosza 3, 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Poland

Ada Karczmarczyk, Chto Delat, Hubert Gromny, IRWIN, Julie Chovin, Kornel Janczy, Little Warsaw, Mark Fridvalszki, Rafani, Stach Szumski, Svätopluk Mikyta, Tymon Nogalski + Walser by Zbigniew Libera

Curators: Łukasz Białkowski, Piotr Sikora

Intermarium is a project on fantasies and images used by Central European countries to define their position towards Western Europe and other countries of the region. Łukasz Białkowski and Piotr Sikora 10—12 11 The project took as its starting point Ziemowit Szczerek’s Rzeczpospolita Zwycięska. Alternatywna historia Polski [The Victorious Republic. Alternative History of Poland], a book that tells a different story of the Second World War. Szczerek based his narrative on authentic plans for the development of Poland, drafted in the interwar period by politicians, urban planners, and economists. Referencing the economic situation and geopolitical conditions of the period, Szczerek constructs a vision of Poland that joins forces with the Allies in 1939 and wins the September Campaign. Subsequently, Poland becomes a leader in the region. It joins with Slovakia into one state, and then constructs a confederacy together with the Czech Republic and Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Thus, Poland creates a political entity that sentimentally re-enacts the Golden Age of the Jagiellonian dynasty, the Intermarium, a country that stretches “in-between two seas”.
To read the text and infos about the event : here.

Chimera-Project is pleased to be part of the international traveling exhibition „Intermarium », opening on June 16, 2016, 7pm.
After Futura in Prague, Chimera-Project is the second space to host this group show curated by Łukasz Białkowski and Piotr Sikora,
who this time invited Julie Chovin, Chto Delat, Little Warsaw, Rafani and Stach Szumski to reflect upon their exhibition topic.
“Intermarium” is an exhibition addressing phantasms and images employed by Central European countries
when they wish to define their position towards Western Europe and other countries of the region.

In the second chapter prepared especially for Chimera Project we are focused on dynamics of artists’ groups being seen as a micro example for a macro scale phenomenon. Taking as a motto phrase from Rafani “Our union is a higher form of individuality” we’d like to explore how the model of an empire embodies the higher needs of post-soviet democracies and why is it so present in central-European context.

To read more

Exhibition from the 17th of June to 27th of July 2016
at Chimera Project
1072 Budapest
Klauzál tér 5.
VII. District

Opening Hours Tue – Fri: 3-6pm or upon appointment

CK Zamek
American Landscape

Vernissage le 11 février 2016 à partir de 19h30.

Exposition du 11 février au 02 Mars 2016
47, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth
Paris 3 (France)
M° République / Temple / Arts & métiers / Strasbourg-Saint-Denis

Du mardi au samedi de 11h00 à 20h00
à propos du projet
American Landscape
The Place to Be, a collection


Entretien avec Étienne Diemert à propos de la série photographique et du projet de livre “The Place to be”. Les clubs à Berlin : quotidienneté et carte postale ; le Berghain comme épicentre du clubbing dans la capitale ; l’architecture vernaculaire ; un business…
Lire en entier sur le site de la revue :


Texte critique d’Étienne Diemert sur la série de photographie de club berlinois « The Place to Be », publié dans le numéro 51 de la revue TK-21.
(…)Dans la série The Place to be, que nous allons maintenant tenter d’examiner, cette flânerie se mue en parcours : rallier une destination de club à pied ou en vélo ; photographier l’entrée du club ; et produire progressivement une cartographie de la ville de Berlin, telles sont les trois étapes de ce projet ou de ce processus de création.(…)
Lire en entier sur le site de la revue :

IMG_3020-Modifier-juliechovin Pièce Unique #12
Du 1er au 31 Octobre 2015.

Julie Chovin

Lieu d’intention artistique
66 rue Notre Dame
33000 Bordeaux

L’Agence, un projet soutenu par la Mairie de Bordeaux
dans le cadre du Fonds d’Aide à la Création et de Soutien à l’Innovation

Dossier de presse

BOTSCHAFT/en/er – 48h Neukölln

In a world drifting apart, where tensions emerge in a clash of conflicting political, ideological and personal values, it is more urgent than ever to send out a clear message. Current issues such as the crisis in Greece and the Ukraine conflict reveal just how fragile the fabric of Europe and, ultimately, the fabric of our whole world is.
In a multimedia exhibition, international artists examine the symptoms of cultural and political power relations within our society. The artists assume the role of « ambassadors » or « messengers », uncovering the injustices that surround us, bringing critical issues to light.

curator : Vu Hoang

Participating artists:
Julie Chovin – Elena Chronopoulou – Brittany Gould – John Nguyen – James Robinson – Charlotte Sauvaget – Terril Scott – Jemma Woolmore

Transmitter Berlin
Allerstraße 15
12049 Berlin


Occupied Emotions
28th of February – 26th of April 2015
Opening 28th of February from 7pm to midnight
Broelkaai 6 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Artists : Nadia Naveau, Ruben Bellinkx, Nathalie Vanheule, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Silvia B., Cindy Wright, Nina Lassie, Peter Sattler, Julie Scheurweghs, MEMYMOM, Athos Burez, Arnika Müll, Christine Clinckx, Julie Chovin, Rachel Agnew, Sofie Muller, Elke Andreas Boon, Lore Vanelslande, Liesbet Waegemans.

Their will be perfomances from the Antwerp Cultband Karl Mascara, the Austrian Peter Sattler and Nathalie Vanheule, the duo CMMC, Peter and Kristinn, An Pierlé,…

From the January 9th to the February 27th, 2015, two of my books are accessible at LAGE EGAL in Berlin.
You can discover « The Place to Be » (156 pictures of Berliner clubs, 2013 – on going) and « something – nothing – everything, 10th to the 24th of February 2014 », 16 pages, 14×15 cm, digital print on paper, 2014.

Opening reception Thursday, 8th January 2015, 7–10 pm
Exhibition dates January 9th – February 27th, 2015

Open days: WED – FR 2 – 6 pm, SAT 2 – 5 pm and by appointment


CURATED BY PIERRE GRANOUX • +49(0)173–1807226

With mostly recent artist’s books and accompanying editions of more than 200 artists and publishers, LAGE EGAL shows a broad snapshot in a specially designed exhibition display.

the place to be cover

« The Place to Be », book, 156 pages, 153 photos of Berliner clubs, 21 x 15 cm, 2013-2014. Dummy, 3 copies.

« The Place to Be », livre, 156 pages, 153 photographies de clubs Berlinois, 21 x 15 cm, 2013-2014. Pré-édition de 3 exemplaires.

Julie Chovin, Caroline Gutlé, Jamesdin, Silvia Lorenz, Julia Mensch, Diana Righini, Shingo Yoshida.

Kurator : Diana Righini

Eröffnung // Samstag, 4. Oktober // 20 Uhr

Buchpräsentation // Mittwoch, 8. Oktober // 19 Uhr //
mit Diana Righini « Barricades » und Julie Chovin « The Place to Be », (auf Englisch)

Finissage // Dienstag, 14. Oktober // 18 – 23 Uhr
+ Konzert ESÏOM // 21 Uhr

Gruppenausstellung vom 5. bis 14. Oktober 2014.
Mittwoch bis Sonntag. 16 Uhr – 19 Uhr.

Schönhauser Allee 161A
10435 Berlin