April 1 at 1:00 PM — April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM,
Track Academy

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Shared perspectives, entangled histories and relativizations of the west

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)

Event
November 4, 2016 — February 12, 2017

CHRISTOPHER KULENDRAN THOMAS
60 million Americans can’t be wrong

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.

Exhibition

Opening Hours

  Kunstverein is open Wednesday – Sunday from 2 – 6 pm.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016,
text

60 Million Americans can't be wrong

Christopher 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 sovereignty.

Material
Tuesday, November 1, 2016,
text

New Eelam and the dispersion of critique

"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.

Material