Oceans, Global Trade and Migration - supported by the TURN Fund

Alfredo Jaar: "One Million Points of Light", 2005 Lightbox with color transparency 18” x 24” x 5” / 45.72 x 60.96 x 12.70 cm Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg / Cape Town, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, and the artist, New York


Waterways have always been used to move and exchange people, goods and ideas. As international trade expanded, new raw materials were tapped and the demand for exotic products increased in Europe in the 19th century, oceans and waterways became the central nervous system of the capitalistic global economy. And for Germany and much of Europe, the port city of Hamburg became the “Gate to the World”.

Artistic director: Koyo Kouoh (SN)
Assistant curator: Eva Barois De Caevel (FR)
Artists: Kader Attia, Mark Boulos, Peter Buggenhout, Ken Bugul, Godfried Donkor, Theo Eshetu, Joana Hadjithomas, Alfredo Jaar, Khalil Joreige, Bouchra Khalili, Abdoulaye Konaté, Otobong Nkanga, Arin Rungjang, Thomas Rentmeister, Ulrike Ottinger, Wendelien van Oldenborgh


Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Opening 3.12.2015, 7 pm, Duration 4.12.2015 - 13.3.2016

TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries

In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries.

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Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Deichtorstraße 1 - 2

20095 Hamburg (external link, opens in a new window)