Oceans, Global Trade and Migration

Deichtorhallen Hamburg | December 4, 2015 – March 13, 2016

The exhibition focuses on fifteen artistic projects on sea routes, flight, port and world trade. Compiled by the internationally known curator Koyo Kouoh from Dakar, the hall for contemporary art in the Deichtorhallen will be used for the most part with site-specific works that incorporate the historical background and the current and prospective situation of Hamburg as the “gateway to the world”.

The content of the exhibition focuses on the “oceans as the sixth continent” and thus addresses the sea routes that have been used to control the global flow of goods since the 19th century, the mastery of which is still of great importance economically and geopolitically to this day. Among the invited artists are represented documenta artists such as Kader Attia, Ulrike Ottinger and Alfredo Jaar. – Press release

Participating artists of the exhibition
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 and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

→ Link to the exhibition at Deichtorhallen


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