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?
A project about people who move from anywhere to somewhere and about people who arrive somewhere from anywhere. Tales of cultural and family similarities on a problematic concept of a general concept what we call the […]
Meanwhile: 2020 – The world closed all real paths of connection. What we live on and what we see as our core task is impossible due to COVID-19. As for so many artists, venues, and […]
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
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
Come and join our upcoming Workshop with
the artist Amitabh Kumar from Bengaluru, India – October 28 till 30-2019, HyCP VEDDEL SPACE, Sieldeich 36, 20539, Hamburg
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.
By Heidi Salaverría, in: Between the Ticks of the Watch (Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2017) pp 153-183. The text proposes answers to the question what the feeling of aesthetic doubts and […]
„... 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
A Port Journey Exchange with Athens/Georgia USA
Michael Kress is uniquely interested in working with undergraduate and graduate students to embrace global POP phenomena as a connective material for gauging seemingly distant hinterland-urban dependencies.
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.
Featuring: WERKHAUS MÜNZVIERTEL ZIEMLICH SCHÖNE AUSSICHTEN RAP!FUGEES HAMBURG OPENING/PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH 2018 – 1 9.00 H. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Doro Carl, Torsten Bruch,Henriette von Enckevort, Ariel Gentalen, Jan Holler, Jan Köchermann, Karin Missy […]
In 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel officially opened the border for vast numbers of asylum-seekers escaping war and persecution in countries including Syria and Iraq who were flooding into Southern Europe. Despite concern from German […]
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.
MIGRATION OF IMAGINATION / CHICAGO – HAMBURG ARTISTS CONVERSATIONS / AN EXCHANGE WITH HYDE PARK ART CENTER, CHICAGO
With increasing national pride and inhuman assignments the consciousness about migration as fundamental for the development of cities gets increasingly important. Chicago, well known as the City of Neihbourhood is a place where people meet up.
ALTONALE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2018 / NANTES
For the third time Frise-Künstlerhaus Hamburg is hosting the official Altonale artist-in-residence 2018. After Groningen in 2017 and Istanbul in 2016, we cooperate with the cultural center Lieu Unique from Nantes and welcoming French artist Franck Gérard in Hamburg-Altona. An other PORTJourney Network Exchange.