Tales from a Globalizing World
Akinbode Akinbiyi » Ziyah Gafić » Philip Jones Griffiths » Tim Hetherington » Thomas Kern » Shehzad Noorani » Cristina Nuñez » Andreas Seibert » Bertien van Manen » Stephan Vanfleteren »
Exhibition: – 19 Oct 2005
Gallery of Contemporary Art BUNKIER SZTUKI
Plac Szczepañski 3a
Rynek Glowny 20
The exhibition begins with an exploratory trip through the sprawling urban expanse of the Pearl River Delta in China, where Tokyo-based Swiss photographer Andreas Seibert documents the precarious living and working conditions of migrant workers from the rural hinterland. Another Swiss, Thomas Kern, tracks signs and symptons of post 9/11 America, traveling from Detroit to the Mexican border, while Spaniard Cristina Nuñez shows, between Milan and Naples, both the glamorous and the shadowy sides of the Italian fashion industry as the black economy takes off. The portraits from Belgian Stephan Vanfleteren tell of a poverty not defined by material deprivation alone, and Shehzad Noorani, reporting on what it is like to be a child in a country where more than half the population is under 15, follows the path of children from the highlands of Nepal to the huge cities of India and his native Bangladesh. In an autobiographical account, young Bosnian Ziyo Gafic recalls the attempts to destroy a culture of ethnic coexistence, while Tim Hetherington reports from Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia on former child soldiers discovering new values through sports. In some wonderful pictures of family photos Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen found in the homes of immigrants and exiles in the Paris suburbs, she reconstructs stories about living in a foreign land. Meanwhile, Philip Jones Griffiths, whose Vietnam Inc.became the definitive documentary on the Vietnam War 30 years ago, covers the economic opening-up of Vietnam, continuing his ongoing analysis of a country that has managed to fend off all takeover attempts to date. Akinbode Akinbiyi, a Nigerian living in Berlin, rounds off with an essay on primitive African religions which, through the transatlantic slave trade in an earlier phase of globalization, spread all the way from Nigeria to Brazil, where they are practised to this day with undiminished vigour. Poland Krakau Gallery Bunkier Stzuki 28 September – 19 October 2005 Austria Vienna UNO / Rotunda 16 November – 02 December 2005 Belgium Brussels EU-Parlament / Espace Yehudi Menuhin 30 January – 10 February 2006 Egypt Cairo Hanager Cultural Center of the Opera House Cairo 18. März – 10. April 2006 ...