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Kapwani Kiwanga presents “Bedform”- a sculpture as part of “The Gate” art walk at Imagine the City

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Kapwani Kiwanga, BEDFORM, brass relief on steel frame, Dar-es-Salaam Square, ©Kapwani Kiwanga

Summary

In Kapwani Kiwanga’s sculptural contribution to the project “The Gate” in the area of Hafen City in Hamburg, the artist deals with the colonial trade history between Europe and the countries of Africa. The expansive brass relief “Bedform” is based on typologies of the merchant ships sailing to Tanzania since the 19th century.

Acknowledgement

The project is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.

Date

Jun 4 - Sep 30

Venue

Dar-es-Salaam-Platz20457 Hamburg, Germany

Language

English, German

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