press release

Opening: August 26, 2009, 7 pm

Artists' initiatives from around the world testing new exhibition and mediation formats have been invited to the subvision festival from 08/26 to 09/06/2009 to present their artistic work as well as their very own strategies of presenting and mediating art. 31 artists' groups, independent project spaces, artists' archives, and research projects from 19 countries that are developing outside established institutions and disregarding commercial viability will create an exciting and variegated presentation forum with exhibitions, artists' talks, performances, concerts, readings, and video screenings. A temporary exhibition architecture consisting of shipping containers and scaffolding form an extraordinary frame for an unconventional endeavour. The design of the yet undeveloped "prime cut" of the HafenCity is oriented towards urban planning models, citing them not without irony.


98 weeks research project, Beirut (LB), Artspeak, Vancouver (CA), BALTIC RAW ORG, Hamburg (DE), Barbur, Jerusalem (IL) + Darom, Tel Aviv (IL), Bell Street Project Space, Vienna (AU), CAA/CAA (Contemporary Art Archive/Center for Art Analysis), Bucharest (RO), Chto delat/ What is to be done?, St. Petersburg (RU), De Service Garage + Parachutartists Foundation, Amsterdam (NL) , D.I.V.O Institute, Kolin (CZ), Estación, Tijuana, Tijuana (MX), F.A.I.T. (Foundation Artists – Innovation – Theory), Krakow (PL) in collaboration with umschichten, Stuttgart (DE), Galleria Huuto, Helsinki (FI), Graffiti Research Lab Vienna (vs. Memory9), London (UK), Guestroom, London (UK), Gugulective, Cape Town (ZA), i-cabin, London (UK), Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavik (IS), Komplot, Brussels (BE), Konsortium, Düsseldorf (DE), Kunst-Imbiss, Hamburg (DE), Mahony, Vienna (AT), N55, Copenhagen (DK), noroomgallery, Hamburg (DE), Para/Site Art Space, Hongkong (CN), Publish and be Damned, London (UK), Sparwasser HQ, Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation, Berlin (DE), The Hex, London (UK) in collaboration with Trottoir, Hamburg (DE), The Suburban, Oak Park (US)

Curator: Brigitte Kölle Artistic director: Martin Köttering

Media Contact: Sabine Boshamer / Julia Mummenhoff + 49-40-428989-205/-213

subvision is an initiative of the Hamburger Hochschule für bildende Künste in cooperation with the Deichtorhallen and the Hamburger Kunsthalle

subvision. kunst. festival. off. Festival for International Contemporary Art Strandkai, HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany +49 40 22660894

subvision. kunst. festival. off.
Festival for International Contemporary Art
Ort: Strandkai, HafenCity, Hamburg
Künstler. Direktor: Martin Köttering
Kurator: Brigitte Kölle

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