Image and Space

Village Shop, Galeria metropolitana, Santiago de Chile

International Village Show

All villages in one place

There are far more villages than cities on earth. Half of the world’s population lives in rural areas. However, these areas are rarely regarded as culturally significant because most traditional cultural producers reside in cities. In the project “International Village Show”, the artist trio turns its attention to cultural productions in village-like contexts. The three artists have invited people from ten villages worldwide to participate in the project. In a three-year-long tour, the participants will develop new collective production spaces and formats at various locations. The goal is to produce films and objects together with groups and communities, amateurs and experts, which address locally specific themes. The participants come from villages in Hesse, central Russia, Friesland, Colorado, Ghana, northern England, Andalusia, Szechuan, northern Romania and Northern Ireland. The results will be presented in urban exhibition venues in London, Birmingham, Paris, Chongqing, Seville and Leeuwarden.

The status of the project will be presented throughout the funding period in a village kiosk and at the Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) in Leipzig. The processes and results of the project will be documented in an “International Village Show Book”. 

Artistic director:

Artists: Kathrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra (NL), Antje Schiffers

06.02.2016 - 31.12.2016 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig Exhibition

Additional Venues

Architecture Foundation, London: 3 – 20 Dec. 2013; Trade Show/Eastside Projects, Birmingham: 6 Dec. 2013 – 22 Feb. 2014; Ekumfi-Ekrawfo and Goethe-Institut Accra (GH): Feb. 2014; In the village: Village Fair Ballykinlar, Northern Ireland: May 2014; CAAC Sevilla (ES): Opening 18 Sept. 2014; In the village: village shop Zvizzchi, Kaluga Oblast (RU): Jul. 2014 and Feb. 2015; Fries Museum/MELK, Leeuwarden (NL): summer/autumn 2014