With the exhibition ALMAN MALI (Turkish for Made in Germany) Kunstverein München presents contemporary art from Germany. This group exhibition positions itself as an immediate reaction to an exhibition planned by Sprengel Museum, Kunstverein und Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover entitled 'Made in Germany' and opening in May 2007. The seemingly progressive disjoining of questions of artistic identity from questions of the national origin of the artistic subjects as proposed by ‘Made in Germany’, however, allows once more that intercultural dynamics and hybrid identities are only discussed within a mercantile vocabulary of the conditions of production imbedded within the parameters of regional city marketing. ALMAN MALI responds with an ironic and yet concentrated focus on only one of many forms of intercultural identity in Germany. While consciously focusing only on one small aspect of what we acknowledge is a complex theme, ALMAN MALI opposes the shift from a culturally, socially and politically defined discourse of identity, towards the universal language of a global market as suggested by 'Made in Germany'.
Nevin Aladag, Kultug Ataman, Ayzit Bostan, Yusuf Etiman/Basso, Özlem Günyol, Mustafa Kunt, Özlem Sulak, Asli Sungu
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