Cologne

Cologne

“Project Migration”

Kölnischer Kunstverein
Die Brücke Hahnenstraße 6
October 1, 2005–January 15, 2006

Curated by Marion von Osten and Kathrin Rhomberg

Today’s European Union is at once ambitious and reticent, incorporating former Eastern Bloc countries while fortifying itself against African and Asian immigration. Launched in 2002, “Project Migration” focuses on corresponding cultural change. Following a film and lecture program, this fall will see the opening of a group show curated by Kunstverein director Rhomberg and von Osten, a professor at Zürich’s Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. They’ve chosen seventy artists, including Kutlug Ataman and Ann-Sofie Sidén, who confront the economic, political, and aesthetic dynamics of legal and illicit migration. The catalogue includes essays by Stuart Hall, Saskia Sassen, Arjun Appadurai, and Etienne Balibar.