“Bridge/The Map Is Not the Territory”

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fleetinsel

It is difficult to talk about “territory” today: as a concept, it serves as a negative criterion, or a background against which urban life and social development can be displayed. The recent exhibition “Bridge/The Map Is Not the Territory” was an attempt to renavigate this nonterritory. The curators, Ute Meta Bauer and Cathy Skene, with the sponsorship of several gallery owners (Galerie Jürgen Becker, Elke Dröscher, Galerie Dörrie Priess, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, and Produzentengalerie) and two art publishers (Sautter + Lackmann and Joachim Lührs Kunstantiquariat), developed a multileveled project that took a number of approaches. First, for this virtual territory a real one was chosen: a private square that arose in the course of recent redevelopment in Hamburg. Adjacent to the historical building that is inhabited by the show’s sponsors and a number of artists—and which is also bordered

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