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Art residency of Hamburg Museum of Ethnology

This residency at the MARKK museum invites artists to create new work inspired by the museum's archive collection.

Deadline: August 3, 2021

The Museum am Rothenbaum – Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK) in Hamburg is awarding a residency to a promising artist who will stay in Hamburg for three months. Funded via MARKK in Motion within the framework of the Initiative for Ethnological Collections by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Cultural Foundation), the aim of the
residency is the development of an artistic project engaging with the museum’s photographic collections that to a large extent relates to Hamburg’s world trade networks. The developed art project will be exhibited in the Archive of Experiences exhibition which is part of the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022.

The (photographic) collections of the MARKK were – particularly in the second half of the 19th century – connected to Hamburg trading families and their global activities. Within the enormous photo archive are several photo albums that were donated to the museum by the owners, employers, captains or heirs of trading companies. The resident artist will engage with an additional selection of albums to create a project, which should lead into an artwork to be displayed within the exhibition. Albeit a singular accurate interpretation, the mutability in the meanings within the photographs gives room for near infinite possibilities of new meanings to be absorbed.

Find more information and apply here.

The MARKK museum promotes the appreciation for and knowledge of the cultures and arts of the world. Through exhibitions, events and research, it provides spaces for cultural encounters and critical reflection. Founded in an era of colonial power imbalance, the museum today aims to question traditional certainties and encourage global citizenship through cooperation and in an atmosphere of respect, openness and empathy.

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