For the Long Night of Museums in Hamburg Kunstverein is open from 6 pm to 2 am. We offer guided tours through the current exhibition "Eyes in the Back of Your head" by Bianca Baldi at 8 pm and 11 pm. The bar is open until 2 am!
with contributions by TANIA MANCHENO (political scientist, Hamburg), DAN THY NGUYEN (artist, director and performer, Hamburg), SQUAT MONUMENT (Nathalie
Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat) with SUZA HUSSE (District, Berlin), SALAH ZATER (journalist and activist, Hamburg)
For his exhibition at KunstvereinHarburgerBahnhof, Christopher Kulendran Thomas presentsNew Eelam, a startup founded by the artist to develop a global housing subscription based on collective ownership. Together with his founding partners, Thomas proposes a long-term strategy for how a new economic model could evolve, without friction, out of the present system – through the luxury of communalism rather than private property.
Kulendran Thomas’ family is from a place that no longer exists.
For three decades during the Sri Lankan civil war, Eelam was
self-governed as an autonomous state led by a neo-Marxist
revolution. But this uprising was crushed in 2009 by an
authoritarian government protected by the cloak of national
"Could this perhaps now be the time when an artist starts a successful high-growth tech company – on artistic and critical terms – and if so, how would their critical apparatus translate into a socioeconomic reality?"
Jeppe Ugelvig's text on artist Christopher Kulendran Thoma’s housing startup is available at DIS magazine.