press release

The streets, serving as the pulsing veins of our cities, bring the public and private together and reflect social and political reality. Streets are a modern arena for the unexpected, an area of contradictions. As a result, they are seen as a specific territory for freedom. Every day, people get out of their “boxes” – also known as homes – and mix in the streets, where all social groups collide like molecules that eventually cohere and form a society.

The artists in Streetwise use streets to examine the diverse feelings — such as hope, love, happiness as well as fear and anxiety — that make up our personal and collective experience. All over the world, the streets of big cities look similar; all have both a dark and a light side. The artists use different tactics to communicate these complex social issues to audiences that are often unaware of the fact that they are a part of an artistic project.

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Kuratorin: Elga Wimmer

Künstler: Halil Altindere, Tiong Ang, Alexander Apostol, Marta Ares & Susana Barbara, Perry Bard, Jonathan Calm, Solange Fabiao, Sonia Khurana, Oleg Kulik, Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry, Jillian McDonald, June Bum Park, Hank Willis Thomas & Kambui Olujimi, Momoyo Torimitsu