Sep 6–17, 2011
Meridian | Urban
Curatorial Projects on Health
Haus der Kulturen der Welt has announced the five projects that have been selected for the Meridian | Urban project in 2011. For the first time a call for entries has been organized within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Weeks, which will take place throughout Berlin in September 2011.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt invited up-and-coming curators to submit proposals for site-specific projects in Berlin’s public spaces during the next Asia-Pacific Weeks. A total of 42 projects, and their curators and artists from 29 countries, mainly from European and Asian regions, submitted their applications and have been juried during the first week of October 2010.
Members of the international jury:
Dr. Katja Blomberg, director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Dr. Adele Tan, art historian and critic, Singapore
Yu Yeon Kim, independent curator (New York / Seoul)
Osvaldo Sánchez, curator, director, Museo de Arte Moderno de México, Mexico-City
The projects will be shown during the 8th Asia-Pacific Weeks 2011, from September 6 to September 17, in Berlin. A map illustrating and indicating all the projects will be published and on display in various places across the city where the projects are to be seen.
On Meridian | Urban:
Meridians, as imaginary lines run from pole to pole and map the world, they are indispensable instruments that we use to orient ourselves in space. At the same time meridians define in traditional Asian medicine a system that is like an invisible network that supports the body and gives it vital energy.
Meridian | Urban. Curatorial Projects on Health takes place in the framework of the 8th Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2011, which focus on "Water, Food, Health.” Haus der Kulturen der Welt plans and coordinates the cultural section of the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Senate Chancellery and local and international partners.
In 2011 Haus der Kulturen der Welt will launch the curators' network Synapse. Synapse will link and facilitate exchange between newly emerging curators who are active in the visual arts.
The local and international curators will be selected by a jury and will meet in Berlin in September 2011 to take part in a workshop on the subject "Art and Science." Alongside this and further planned workshops, an interactive project-based website www.synapse.info (until 2018) will provide Synapse participants with a forum for the exchange of ideas, and the public with information on the curators.
The Asia-Pacific-Weeks(APW), an initiative by the Mayor of Berlin, have been taking place every two years since 1997.
The Asia-Pacific Weeks are kindly supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is responsible for conceiving and coordinating the cultural program of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin.
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