It Might Be Possible that the World Itself Is Without Meaning*
Working with international artists, the summer program will examine the question of a contemporary world society. Interventions, performances, and actions will take place in prominent locations in Hamburg, studying the specifics of current and historical global entanglements and sounding out a decolonial option: as a political-aesthetic question, as a cultural form of knowledge, and as fiction. They are forms of thinking and acting beyond the modern logic of economics and the state, toward “boundary thinking.” The experiences of migration and transculturalism become a leitmotif for the question: Where/how can art be socially effective in public spaces today? The idea of a world (as complete whole) is radically undermined in favor of many worlds within a planetary reality.
With new commissions by Georges Adéagbo (in cooperation with the curator Stephan Köhler, Kulturforum Süd-Nord e.V.), Ricardo Basbaum, Cevdet Erek, Etcétera, Omer Krieger, Michaela Melián, Ingo Niermann, Dan Perjovschi, Johannes Paul Raether, Juan Pablo Renzi, Martha Rosler / Miguel Robles-Durán, Horacio Zabala, et al.
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
(born 1975, lives in Tel Aviv/Israel)
Now (The Camp), 2015
Neuengamme concentration camp memorial
Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75, 21039 Hamburg
Performance, ca. 150 min.
Shuttle: 13.30 pm from the bus station at Hamburg’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) / Kirchenallee; seating is limited, reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
In cooperation with Kampnagel.
5-7 pm, reception with Kulturforum Süd-Nord e.V.
(born 1942, lives in Hamburg und Cotonou/Benin)
Inverted Space, 2014/15 Installation, Altonaer Balkon, Altona
In cooperation with Stephan Köhler (curator, Hamburg and Cotonou, Benin) and Kulturforum Süd-Nord e.V.
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
11 am and 1 pm
(born 1961, lives in Rio de Janeiro/Brasilien)
Membranosa (Hamburg): Collective Conversations, 2015
Performance, ca. 30 min.
11 am: Stübenplatz, 21107 Hamburg
1 pm: Hansaplatz, 20099 Hamburg
(founded 1997, live in Buenos Aires/Argentinien)
Neo Extraktivismus, 2015
Action, ca. 30 min.
Chilehaus, Altstadt, Fischertwiete, 20095 Hamburg
Johannes Paul Raether
(born 1977, lives in Berlin and Hamburg)
Schwarmwesen’s Forking Horizon, 2015
Performance, ca. 45 min.
Vacant lot at the Überseequartier subway station, 20457 Hamburg
Additional dates: July 12, 2015, 6 pm (part 2)
and July 14, 2015, 6 pm, Artist Talk at Kunsthaus Hamburg
(born 1974, lives in Istanbul/Turkey)
Alter Elbtunnel: Sound Ornamentik, 2015
Soundinstallation, St. Pauli-Elbtunnel, St. Pauli and Steinwerder
(born 1956, lives in Hamburg and München)
Music performance with fog horns on river ferries, ca. 20 min.
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015, 3.30 pm
Dalmannkai/stairs, 20457 Hamburg
(born 1969, lives in Berlin and Zurich, Switzerland)
Die Hafencity spinnen, 2015
writing workshop, Speicherstadt, HafenCity
Reading, Literaturhaus Hamburg, Schwanenwik 38, 22087 Hamburg
Juan Pablo Renzi
(born 1940, died 1992, lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Prisma de aire, 1967/2015
Sculpture, Museumsstraße, Altona
(born 1943, lives in New York City, USA)
(born 1972, lives and works in New York City, USA)
22 Years of Broken Promises, 2015
Installation, advertising spaces
HafenCity, downtown Hamburg / Hochbahn Hamburg
(born 1943 in Buenos Aires, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Espacio represivo, 1973/2015
Sculpture, Große Johannisstraße/Rathausstraße, Hamburg old town
In addition the third part of Dan Perjovschi’s series Drawing Europe (since 2014) will be published in newspapers in Hamburg.