FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

June 25th - July 15th 2010

Square up the Decade

Location:

druck dealer
marktstraße 102
20357 hamburg
druckdealer.de

UK artists present art work in the format 15cm x 15cm.

Open for submissions of further art work, condition: it must be square.

Later 2010

Sculpture and Photo

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Group show where photographers and sculptures team up, presenting a sculpture and a photo of it.

The exhibits are not shown together but in separate rooms.

There is no limit on size etc. to neither sculptures nor photographs, nor any restrictions to material or techniques.

All submissions will be considered and chosen carefully by a team of curators.

The space for this exhibition will be decided soon.

Submissions of Interest until End July 2010.

Submissions of final artwork documentation End September 2010.

Exhibition scheduled for November 2010.

Location: Limehouse Art Gallery (TBC)

Total Transparency

Location: Gaengeviertel Hamburg

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“Englandgang” is a series of themed group shows allowing London based artists to exhibit their works in Hamburg and Hamburg based artists to exhibit in London. The show may tour both Germany and the UK.

englandgang

Gängeviertel Hamburg is a conglomerate of galleries and other projects located in former derelict buildings in central Hamburg. Issues explored by the Gängeviertel collective include: urban change, gentrification, and the commodification of art and space. The project has been considered a breakthrough in the struggle for more urban art space in Hamburg by both the media, and the communities its work touches. Its future, and the precedent it sets, is widely discussed across the art scene and the wider public context. Both Gäængeviertel and NOID gallery are showing early and mid-career artists, but have also quite some established names.

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No other country in the world has as much video surveillance as the UK. On the other hand, there still is no central data base of citizens, no obligation to register, and no obligation to carry or even have papers proving one's identity (ID cards). This is in a stark contrast to the German practise where a central registration has been in existence since fascist times, dating back to the Prussian invention of ID cards. In Germany, totale Erfassung (total registration) is getting ever closer with topics such as the newly introduced central database of wages and earnings. On the other hand, public distrust of video surveillance has so far stopped video surveillance from becoming as widespread as in Britain.

Are these two different forms of the same process? Are both exemplars of the ever increasing ability of governmental and police institutions to monitor the movements and acts of the populace? Does the public collude in one form or another? We are posting freely and happily the most delicate details about our lives on social networking sites. In Britain information is collected and controlled by social networking sites and surveillance, whereas in Germany, forms of information collection and control take the shape of ID cards and central databases.

How do we, as individuals, and as artists, react to this? Are there answers and new questions on this topic in the artistic practise? What can we learn from each others quite different experiences in the our home countries for a pan-European debate?

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