Instant Coffee Disco Fallout Shelter
at subvision. kunst. festival. off., Hamburg
Aug 26 - Sept 6, 2009
From August 26 to September 6, 2009, the festival for international contemporary art, subvision. kunst. festival. off., fathomed artistic strategies beyond the established art business. Artists' initiatives from around the world presented their artistic work and their unique art presentation and mediation forms that manoeuvre outside established institutions and disregard commercial exploitability to a broad audience.
On the invitation of curator Brigitte Kölle and artistic director Martin Köttering, more than 30 artists? groups, independent project spaces and off spaces from more than 20 countries gathered in Hamburg to create a tension-filled and varied presentation platform with exhibitions, artist?s talks, performances, concerts, readings, and video screenings.
A temporary exhibition architecture made of freight containers and scaffoldings formed the unusual framework for an unconventional endeavour. The design of the yet undeveloped Strandkai in HafenCity was oriented toward urban models and cited them, not without irony. More >>