Few people know her name, but almost everyone knows her picture.
A little child burned by napalm, running naked and screaming across a Vietnamese street. Since then, today's 55-year-old Kim Phuc Phan Thi is the "girl in the photo" or "The Napalm Girl". She is engaged as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, founded a foundation for war-tainted children and speaks to thousands of people every year. And if you listen to her when she, who still suffers from the napalm attack of that day, is speaking about reconciliation, It is an admonishing example of denying any hate. A testimony of absolutely human greatness, especially in times of increasing hate and inhumanity
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the so-called "Napalm girl", will be honoured with the 10th International Peace Prize "Dresden Prize" in the Dresden Semper Opera. The award ceremony is a joint event of the organization Friends of Dresden Germany e.V. and the Semperoper Dresden.
Date: February 11, 2019 at the Semperoper Dresden
Music: Mike Yung (USA) - for 37 years he sang in the New York subway until he became famous discovered two years ago. Moderation: Jakob Augstein, Hamburg (journalist and publisher)
Tickets for the price of 10 euros (students / students reduced 5 euros) are available at the visitor service of the Semperoper or via firstname.lastname@example.org
With Women Between Buildings, the Kunstverein in Hamburg will be showing the most comprehensive solo exhibition of Nicole Wermers in Germany until May 6, 2018.
The artist works in sculptural series and creates object worlds, which are taken from the profane everyday design. Functional elements become ornament of a sociopolitical and historical engagement within the immediate environment on the basis of the formal idiom of modernity as well as of the surrounding urban space. The exhibition features works from the past 10 years, including Untitled Chairs from the 2015 Turner Prize nominated Infrastructure Exhibition, as well as two new sculptures created specifically for this exhibition. The artist appropriates herself semi-public places with an upside-down camera which gives the impression that she is walking on the blanket. Hotels, corporate lobbies and the CCH Hamburg are thus becoming enigmatic, interchangeable endless architectures. Women Between Buildings, this title is a reminiscent of the standard work on urban planning Life between Buildings by the Danish author Jan Gehl from the 1970s, in which he has written about responsibility in urban planning. Nicole Wermers (* 1971 in Emsdetten, lives and works in London) studied with Sigmar Polke and Claus Böhmler at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In addition to numerous other awards she was nominated in 2015 for the Turner Prize.
Wolfgang Tillmann’s exhibition on the 200th anniversary of the Kunstverein Hamburg is celebrated with great media interest. The exhibition at the Klosterwall forms the end and the highlight of the celebrations of the largest and oldest art association in Germany. The exhibition will be open until 12 November 2017.
Wolfgang Tillmans shows his talent as a crossover artist also with his visual album ‘That’s Desire’. Directed and photographed by Wolfgang Tillmans, this 27 minutes film features performances by Hari Nef, Karis Wilde, Ash B., Matthew Salinas, Bashir Daviid Naim, Rachel Guest, Christopher Olszewski and himself as well as band members Juan Pablo Echeverri, Jay Pluck, Kyle Combs, Tom Roach and Daniel Pearce.
Participants danced and improvised in Los Angeles and New York to the music, without previously knowing it. Whilst editing the footage with Michael Amstad in Berlin, it became clear, that what was planned to be cut into six individual videos, should not be separated, but should remain as a consecutive sequence of six different moods.
With a comprehensive program of exhibitions and events, an anniversary publication and the official ceremony in autumn, the Kunstverein Hamburg celebrates its history and positions itself as an indispensable place for exchange and aesthetic debate in Hamburg – all over the year.