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Art and the City: The City as Global Art Location


Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin

Friday, 29.6.2018, 13-18 Uhr


Since the beginning of the 21st century, Berlin has become an increasingly popular attraction for international artists, a considerable number of whom come from non-Western countries. Many of them have left their countries because of wars and armed conflicts, or because the working conditions for artists and cultural workers are becoming increasingly difficult. Thus, in recent years, many artists have come from Syria or Turkey, who are now faced with the task of redefining their practice in the face of new public expectations and unknown, institutional structures. ... read more >


Starting November 2018

DFG network "Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents"

of the working group Art Production and Art Theory in the Age of Global Migration


“Entangled Histories of Art and Migration” sets out to conduct research on the interrelationship of migration and globalization as an important phenomenon of social transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries and on its role for art historical research and artistic production. Over the next three years, it will enhance the research on migration with art-historical perspectives and methodologies.  read more .... >


     Statement to the documenta14________

With this concept and the choice of the two equal locations Athens and Kassel, the international curatorial team led by Adam Szymczyk deepened the critical approaches of earlier documenta editions as well as it expanded the narrowed view of the art production and art theory in the wake of global migration by a non-Eurocentric perspective.  read more ... >