KVHBF Showcases

See U th3re -
dialogues between windows

October 24, 2020 — February 14, 2021

“See U th3re - dialogues between windows” is a five-part exhibition and podcast series and a cooperation project between the KVHBF Vitrinen in Hamburg-Harburg train station and "It takes place between glass and windows", a project by Anne Meerpohl in the showcase in the entrance area of HFBK Hamburg.

In five dialogical exhibitions, ten artistic positions meet not only each other but also meet the respective characteristics of the exhibition locations. At the beginning there was an open call, which asked to question, challenge and rethink the showcases and the logic of representation and visibility inscribed in them with regard to feminism, care and friendship. Ten artistic positions were then invited to a speed dating, during which the couples formed who now exhibit together.

Despite their current use as exhibition spaces, the showcases we work with generally represent content that is neither feminist nor testifies to care and friendship. They reproduce certain (stereotypical) body images, concepts of artists and identity, work and community images. How and what kind of presence can we give ourselves in the showcases that does not follow the same logic? So what frame of reference can and must we create for ourselves? Which transformation processes can we initiate, which ones can we follow?

As the artists occupy the showcases with their perspectives on these issues, they are for the time being literally a showcase into a future, carried by hope and longing for change, for artistic alliances.

Relationships are created through glass, behind windows, between showcases.

The five exhibitions are accompanied by five podcast episodes that bridge the distance between the HFBK and the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (public transport U3 and S3 approx. 30 minutes) and take on their own approach towards visibility, friendship, feminism, organization and care.