Life on Planet Orsimanirana

An attempt to create a social, ecological and existential utopia

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Project description

Conceived as a holistic experience of a positive utopia, this exhibition project encourages visitors to think about Earth’s past and present and the possibilities of shaping our world together. To this end, the British-Canadian designer and artist Jerszy Seymour will present his imaginative and humorous vision of the planet Orsimanirana. The planet’s inhabitants have overcome their social, environmental and existential crises and cultivated a post-democratic form of representative government. Visitors to the exhibition can fill this utopian space with life and apply it as a manual of possibilities for the here and now. Jerszy Seymour is one of the most prominent critical designers of our times. In his conceptual and experimental works, he often addresses political and philosophical issues. For the exhibition project and particularly its numerous interventions, he will be working closely with the British artists’ collective Assemble and their co-founder Amica Dall, as well as MACAO, a Milan-based independent art, culture and research centre and its co-founder Emanuele Braga. The exhibition represents an effort by the Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe to explore new approaches to museum work. The project organisers intend to avoid conventional didactic formats and present the visitors instead with alternative forms of interaction and critical reflection in a kind of discursive museum environment.

Artistic director: Tulga Beyerle
Curator and artist: Jerszy Seymour
Co-curators: Emanuele Braga, Dennis Conrad, Amica Dall
Project manager: Dennis Conrad
Artists/participants: Assemble, MACAO Collective


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Previous events

  • 22 January, 2021 to 25 July, 2021: Exhibition

    Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

20099 Hamburg (external link, opens in a new window)