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Globalization

Tuesday, May 9, 2017,
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JALAL TOUFIC
Labyrinth

Both the man in the painting’s foreground and the diegetic painter in its background have their backs to the spectator. With some strain, the painter is turned toward the foreground figure, observing him in order to add the final touch to a canvas on which we see a representational rendition of his model also from the back! Although a straight line can be traced from the painter in the background to the figure in the foreground to the spectator, the two 180° over-turns undergone by the foreground figure, one away from the spectator he was facing and one away from the painter doing his portrait in the background, do not add up to 360° or cancel out, do not return him to his starting position: a labyrinthine circle.

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March 24 — June 4, 2017

BIANCA BALDI
Eyes in the Back of Your Head

To have “Eyes in the Back of Your Head” is to know everything that is happening around you, thus transcending the physical restrictions of the human perspective. For her first solo exhibition in a German institution, Bianca Baldi will present a textile installation at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, which creates a seemingly floating labyrinth, as well as sculptures and a new video work.

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Exhibition
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM,
Track Academy

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Divided World: International circulation, practices of mobility and the production of the city

Die Reihe „Track Academy“ umfasst ein diskursives Programm mit Formaten aus Wissenschaft, Kunst und Vermittlung. Durch eine zeitliche und räumliche Verdichtung von Veranstaltungen werden kommunikative Situationen angeboten, die Aneignungen von Handlungsräumen sowie die Aktivierung von spezifischem Wissen ermöglichen. Die Themen der „Track Academy“ leiten sich aus den Ausstellungsprojekten des Kunstvereins im Programm 2017 ab und adressieren Herausforderungen unserer Gegenwart von Digitalisierung und Vernetzung über Urbanität und Stadtentwicklung bis zu Migration und Diversität.

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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.

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Exhibition
Tuesday, November 1, 2016,
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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.

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