‘This is Germany’ (TiG) is a collective experiment initiated by Candice Breitz that aspires to taking the cultural and political temperature of Germany at this moment in time. Who are ‘we’? Where are ‘we,’ right now, as a cultural community? What’s on ‘our’ minds? What brings ‘us’ together? What drives ‘us’ apart? What kind of cultural community do ‘we’ wish to exist within? What is ‘freedom of expression’ and who has access to it? How can ‘we’ grow a public sphere in which a richer diversity of voices is heard and valued? How can ‘we,’ as a cultural community, extend ourselves beyond the restricted realms of the museum, the theatre, the university, the lecture hall, the seminar room, to build a wider platform for community, culture, exchange, social and political transformation?
Roughly once a week, a new episode of TiG will be released. For each episode, a fairly large number of contributors will be asked to share their thoughts on a particular topic (a word, debate, conundrum or phenomenon that is current within the German culture-sphere). The topic of the current episode is 'Biodeutsch'. Participants so far include Alexander Koch, Hans D. Christ, Bjørn Melhus, Christina Végh, Flaka Haliti, Georg Diez, Heiko-Thandeka Ncube, Janneke de Vries, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, Mithu Sanyal, Nicolas Siepen, Raimar Stange, Ruth Noack, Will Fredo Furtado, Wolfgang Ullrich and Alexandra Pirici and many more. All contributions can be found here:
KUNSTVEREIN IN HAMBURG