Koyo Kouoh curates Streamlines at Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Wednesday 2nd December, 2015
Eva International 2014, Still (the) Barbarians curator Koyo Kouoh is a woman in demand. She opened Streamlines: Oceans, Global Trade and Migration at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg 3 December, the exhibition runs to March 13, 2016.
Streamlines presents 15 artistic projects on waterways, flight, the port and international trade, mainly site-specific works that look at Hamburg as a gateway to the world. The oceans are reconsidered as the sixth continent of the world, the seaways across which global flows of commodities have been channeled since the 19th century, whose control is still of great economic and political significance today.
The viewers’ experiences of this exhibition are intended to be guided by the key terms Action, Consumption, Confrontation, Reconfrontation, Participation and Narrative. These terms offer different points of access to the works.
The exhibition addresses the streams of communication and information, of people and goods. Some of the participating artists have been featured at documenta, including Kader Attia, Ulrike Ottinger and Alfredo Jaar. Other participating artists are Mark Boulos, Peter Buggenhout, Ken Bugul, Godfried Donkor, Theo Eshetu, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Bouchra Khalili, Abdoulaye Konaté, Otobong Nkanga, Arin Rungjang, Thomas Rentmeister, and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.
Opening 7pm Thursday 3 December 2015, in the Hall for Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. A catalogue will be published with texts by Ken Bugul, Seloua Luste Boulbina, (EVA curatorial assistant) Eva Barois De Caevel, Koyo Kouoh, Dirk Luckow, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Sandra Schürmann and David Teh as well as short biographies of the participating artists.
Read more HERE
Image: Theo Eshetu, The Law of the Sea, 2015