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HOW/To Think an other cultural concept/NOW

What’s the meaning of art and culture in a world of simultaneity, a world in which European tourists take a swim in the same waters of the Mediterranean Sea in which refugees, deprived of their existence, drown by the hundreds? What’s the promise of the word culture in a world of mobility taking a shortcut by supersonic speed, therefore making distances more and more insignificant and places getting closer?

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Sheeshon Ka Maseeha – Amitabh Kumar

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – INDIA-WEEK 2019
PRÄSENTATION AM 01. NOVEMBER 2019, 19.00 UHR

Zusammen mit Schüler*innen der Schule auf der Veddel und mit interessierten Nachbarn thematisiert Amitabh Kumar “Kulturelle-Identität” als eine Spielart von sprachlichen Übersetzungen
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Hierzu bringt er das Gedicht “Sheeshon Ka Maseeha / The Messiah of Glass” des indischen Dichters Faiz Ahmed Faiz ins Gespräch und als als Grundlage seiner Auseinandersetzung mit dem Ort und den Menschen der Elbinsel Veddel.

" ... It’s pointless for you to hide

These chards inside your pocket

Chards of glass have no saviors

Who are you lingering on in hope for? ..."

Sheeshon Ka Maseeha / The Messiah of Glass” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
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NO CULTURAL
IDENTITY NEEDED

AMITABH KUMAR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – HAMBURG-INDIA-WEEK 2019
HyCP VEDDEL SPACE – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 – EXHIBITION, WORKSHOP AND PUBLIC ARTIST DINNER, A COLLABORATION WITH HEIDI SALAVERRÍA, TORSTEN BRUCH, MICHAEL KRESS AND CHRISDIAN WITTENBURG

In everyday understanding “culture” as a term is often equated with identity.One’s own familiar identity, that which is not foreign, is being understood as a fixed canon representing universal values. If other cultures are being viewed from this fixed perspective, as a consequence they are being isolated as something alien.

„... Men in the plural, that is, men in so far as they live and move and act in this world, can experience mean­ingfulness only because they can talk with and make sense to each other and to themselves...“. Hannah Arendt/Human Conditions
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Facing inside out –
RAHEL BRUNS

A PORT JOURNEY EXCHANGE EXCHANGE HAMBURG > YOKOHAMA

Using the big windows of ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE as screens, Rahel Bruns transforms the surface of the building to a medium which turns it inside out and vice versa as well as the private to the public and individual to the political recognition of our faces as a statement.  This resumes us to intensive actions of social, cultural and psychological negotiations. At the same time Rahel Bruns brings up various questions, such as of the history of the portrait itself and also of contemporary issues like digitalization, social media and the phenomenon of the individual.

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Step Out of Line – James Enos

A Port Journey Exchange with Athens/Georgia and San Diego, USA

SOL is an ongoing series of conversational works concerned with sharing transitory states of reflection, being, and time. Initially, comprised of small groups as they set out to wander atop primitive trade routes and conceptually probe forms of connectivity—from the hinterlands to their modern urban counterparts.