Where ART you from?

23 Jan 2018 – 3 Mar 2018

Galerie Berlin-Baku

Berlin, Germany


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  • M48, M85, 106, 187, 204
  • U7 Kleistpark
  • Yorckstraße

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The exhibition deals with the question of how artists of other origin process their arrival in Germany within their artwork.


This topic allows manifold individual interpretations, consequently many artistic answers can be seen: Does the term express a state or a feeling? Is it perceived as a component or as an obstacle to one's own creative process? And above all, how and where is it shown within art?
The concept of the exhibition has been developed together with the curators, the artists and the gallery manager. This participatory approach, unusual for a group exhibition, culminated into a two-day workshop at the gallery at the end of October 2017, during which all participants exchanged views on the selection of artwork, their placement and possible curatorial connections.
The visitors are also invited to participate in the dialogue - during their visit of the exhibition as well as within the context of the accompanying event programme. Because the concept of arrival is shaped by expectations and assumptions connected with different meanings - depending on whether you look at it from the perspective of the "one who arrived" or the so called "majority of society".
An important part of the exhibition are the biographies without any documentary claim: The artists themselves have decided what they want to convey and how they integrate this artistically. This additional perspective on both the artwork and their creators makes it clear that life story and artwork cannot be separated.

Featuring: Aatifi, Ali Kanaan, Emad Korkis, Sara Nabil, Razan Sabbagh, Lara Ziyad 


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