Cultural Transfers # 7
THE SPACE BETWEEN US
Mobility, Art, Cityscape
"Trans-Africa" is part of manifold memory spaces and movements that connect the continent with the Old and the New World.
THE SPACE BETWEEN US engages with the trans-African transcultural and transcontinental relations extending all the way to Germany. It focuses on artistic positions that connect with critical discourses and render visible the history of the relations.
The project makes use of various exhibition formats: the display of photographic reproductions on large-scale advertising panels in the public space and the presentation of experimental positions at the ifa Galleries. A reading room, a musical workshop, a film programme, city excursions and guided tours are further offers. The variety of formats – and their interconnections, the movements they provoke – mirrors the complexity and the specificity of each medium, manifesting our mutual relationships and relating to the urban environment.
Curator Marie-Hélène Gutberlet
Exhibition in the Public Space
The exhibition will be presented in the public space of Berlin and Stuttgart. Several advertising spaces have been rented to serve as constant venues, a number of available panels will be added at random.
The conscious propinquity to advertisement intends to draw attention to the product and to give it away at the same time. It questions the space of encounter between art and its audience, the exclusiveness of access to art in exhibition spaces, the relevance of the public, and the visibility of the mobility of images and people.
Exhibitions at the ifa Galleries
The base stations of the project, the ifa Galleries in Berlin and Stuttgart, will be oriented towards addressing approaches to mobility, to hybrid forms and the crisis of exhibition, "ethnographical objects". The works formulate approaches and try to find experimental strategies of engaging with the trans-African space, the history (of art), influenced as it was by colonialism and ethnology and the present (conceived as simultaneously different).
Kooperation mit dem Kunstraum Lotte
Im Projektraum LOTTE – Land of The Temporary Eternity finden während der Ausstellungsdauer jeden Freitag Veranstaltungen statt. Willy-Brandt-Str. 18, 70173 Stuttgart (U-Bahn/Bus Staatsgalerie)
Termine und Information finden sich unter projektraum-lotte.de