POP UP GALLERY in Schärding, ÖO, Austria for the festival time of Carneval of Fear
Collaboration with artist Hawy Rahman.
Contentwise consultation. Concepting. Exhibition design. Opening speech.
An ancient building, desperate for years due to regular floodings by the Inn river, was chosen to host the set up of art works. Symbols and artefacts of memories led through the different stages of the artists' life by depicting fear, his escape from his birth town Bagdad as well as communicating his trials of finding inner and outer peace. Imprints of guns and and the saying "war is no bread for the poor" in arabic letters formed as a paradox couple of complices the red string DNA of the exhibition concept.
The Pop Up Gallery is concepted as a touchpoint with very diverse qualities: Meeting and exchange spot for people participating the festival, a space hosting new aspects of migration and new treasures of Schärding, a magnet for curiosity and a target of suspiciousness and fear the same time.