Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Benjamin Fleig, 44 years, ex-artist. Starting as camera operator in Babelsberg doing eurotrash in film and TV business.
Changing genre to documentary (still doing this â€“ an old flame never dies).
Becoming a media artist.
Building up and managing PAN kunstforum niederrhein.
Developing and realizing international art-projects as a freelance curating for museums, galleries, art festivals, cultural associations.
Docent for media education.
Gallery owner and art consultant & Creative Hub Euregio for Eupen.
What do you consider your distinctive achievement?
Running my own gallery in Eupen/Belgium.
Galerie vorn und oben is designed as an international expo- and concept-gallery giving prominence to art as relevant social echo of contemporary realities.
What are you looking forward to?
Always to the following exhibition and project.
Which advice would you give to other professionals?
Grow slow. Take your time. Think what’s true. Feel what’s nice. And do what’s good. That’s where the spirit recognizes the aim of a reasonable life.
Finally it’s all about straight and most respectfulÂ dealing with each other everything else is just leading to burn outs and success only in the short run.
What are the challenges that we need to come to make about cultural entrepreneurship more accessible?
A common sense of interdisciplinarity as starting point of a dialogue between different artistic forms of expression, scientific disciplines and social ensembles. Setting-up a fair network of culture, education and economy as wide as possible- local, euregional, international AND in real life.
Fortunately I live and work in a main cultural centre of the world. Here it is easy to keep movable and reach 4.5 million people vis-a-vis.