The project Arrival
City offers a forum for international and newly arrived artists in
Berlin and seeks to investigate questions pertaining to artistic relocation.
The term “arrival city” was coined by the journalist and writer Doug Saunders
in his book Arrival City (2011). Saunders described cities and areas
which had been shaped by migration, processes of relocation and the stories of
their inhabitants. Although he did not deny challenges, his conclusion was
overall positive as he highlighted the vitality that the newcomers brought to
their new homes. With this project we would like to take up this idea and
reflect on the city as a form of “cultural laboratory” as a space of
co-existence of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
will take the form of four exhibitions and two panel discussions, organized
throughout 2018, presented at Art-Lab Berlin.
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