ALMAN MALI 21 April – 20 May 2007
Kunstverein München
With Nevin Aladag, Aysun Bademsoy, Ayzit Bostan, Yusuf Etiman/Basso, Özlem Günyol, Mustafa Kunt
fig.: Nevin Aladag, Familie Tezcan, 2001

What determines the artistic identity or the national origin of the artistic subjects?
Alman Mali means in Turkish 'Made in Germany'. The exhibition questions cultural hybridity as a marketing tool. Is cultural hybridity a central ideologue and political precondition of regional competitiveness in an global economy? Does an economy that seemingly postulates freedom on all levels, while reducing it’s negative side effects to
the level of individual responsibility, not acknowledging that those are actually inherent. Is cultural hybridity just a PR-strategy? The participating artists can be characterised by negotiating their identities between a German and a Turkish background. Their intercultural identity construction is one (among many others) aspect of their work itself.
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