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Port City
dal 25/6/2008 al 23/8/2008

Segnalato da

Helen Brierley

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Port City

A Foundation, Liverpool

On mobility and exchange

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Yto Barrada, Ursula Biemann, Mary Evans, Meschac Gaba, Melanie Jackson, Erik van Lieshout, William Pope.L, Zineb Sedira and Magreb Connection Screening Programme

Port City is an international cross-artform touring project, addressing issues of global migration, trade and contemporary slavery.

Traditionally ports have been seen as gateways to a wider world, representing a point of contact and exchange with different countries and cultures, facilitating the movement of people as well as goods and ideas. However in an era of globalisation, port cities have ceased to have such territorial allegiances, becoming simply trading points on a worldwide network. The works by the artists in this exhibition explore the idea idea of a port city as a symbolic site of cultural exchange.

Several works in the exhibition and screening programme draw attention to the experience of migration, in particular between North Africa and the Mediterranean. Ursula Biemann presents Sahara Chronicle a video installation focusing on migration routes and also curates a screening programme of artists’ moving image works and documentary films that will be shown throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition also includes a video presented in a giant pillbox by Erik van Lieshout, an installation made in response to the media and looting frenzy that resulted from the wreck of the MSC Napoli by Melanie Jackson, and a vast model of a global cityscape made from sugar by Meschac Gaba, to which an iconic Liverpool building will be added during the course of the exhibition.

Vote for which Liverpool building you would like to see added to Meschac Gaba's Sweetness cityscape here

Voting closes on 24 July.
The building will be unveiled by the artist at a special event at Greenland Street from 2-4pm on Saturday 2 August.

Image: Meschac Gaba, Sweetness, 2006 Courtesy of the artist

For further press information please contact:
Helen Brierley Email: helenb@afoundation.org.uk Phone: +44 (0)151 7060600 or Fax: +44 (0)20 77298275

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