Until May 28th you can visit the ifa funded exhibiton 'Informal City Park' at a&o Kunsthalle in Leipzig: Gabriela Kobus collaborated with a team of curators from Kairo called „StudioKhana“ and artists from Kairo, Leipzig and Dresden. Within the project they focused on working with the terms „amusement park in the slum“. In the combination of these terms Gabriela Kobus sees an unwieldy field that raises questions about absurdity, pathos and dubious ideas for charity. She brings up a connection of different realities of life via the need for pleasure to open up an experimental thinking space in which contradictions and questions as well as both subjects can be examined.
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Ab Freitag 19 Uhr könnt ihr unsere neue Ausstellung Informal City Park besuchen. Aufgrund der Pandemie ist ein Besuch an unser Hygienekonzept gebunden. Grob zusammengefasst müsst ihr folgendes beachten: Vor dem Besuch schickt ihr bitte eine Email mit eurem Wunschdatum und Uhrzeit, eurem Namen, eurer Telefonnummer oder einer Email Adresse und eurer Postleitzahl an: firstname.lastname@example.org
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upcoming exhibition: April 16th until May 28th 2021 Informal City Park curated by Team Studio Khana
After the exhibition had to be postponed last year due to the global pandemic, we are happy to be able to host the exhibition this year. Gabriela Kobus, currently living and working in Leipzig, collaborated with a team of curators from Kairo called „Team Studio Khana“ and artists from Kairo, Leipzig and Dresden. Within the project they focused on working with the terms „amusement park in the slum“. We are really happy to give you an insight on the results of this collaboration within the exhibition.
With the term „amusement park“ Gabriela Kobus relates to the human need for distraction, everyday escape and pleasure - regardless of individual living conditions. Amusement park means an artificially created adventure world that forms a contrast to everyday life, while slum stands for everyday life under very specific conditions. In the combination of "amusement park in the slum", the artist sees a unwieldy field that raises questions about absurdity, pathos and dubious ideas for charity. In doing so, she wants to open up an experimental thinking space in which contradictions and questions as well as both subjects are to be examined.
From next week you can see what arises when reflections within fine arts are linked to these architectural, urban planning and sociological issues and which main focus the participating artists have worked out for themselves in their contributions.