66EAST-Centre for Urban Culture in Amsterdam 01/11/2004-18/12/2004
This exhibition will focus on projects and studies relating to the notion of the ‘border’. The growing need to enable different forms of collective identity within the urban environment is the main objective of this exhibition. The spatial conditions within border zones will be demonstrated through examples of international conflict situations and alternative urban practices. Urban borders are perceived as transition areas in which ethnic, economic, racial, nationalistic, and/or religious conflicts between social groups influence the development of a city. With examples from Belfast, Jerusalem, and Nicosia the (re-)claiming of territorial identity by these groups is placed within the context of generic urban developments under influence of processes of globalization. Furthermore, projects that deal with explicit marginal urban areas will expose alternative urban practices, giving new meaning to the use of the border as a means to demarcate space. These urban border areas, as they are part of specific urban programs (as in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Istanbul), show a remarkable tension between large-scale economic developments and marginal urban developments and events.
Participants: Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich, Wiesje Bijl, Marieken Broos, Janna Bystrykh, Gil Doron, Zeina El-Hoss, Erik Havadi, Elain Ho and David Gibbs, Jelle Homburg, Joost Hulshof, Zoe Irvine, Henkjan Letteboer, Finbarr McComb, Ilan Potash, Olga Russel, SMAQ – Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau, Wouter Stoer and Peter van der Knoop, Jasper Tonk and Pieter Sprangers, Marieke van Hensbergen and Joana Torres, Janneke van der Velden, Joris Weijts and Taco Kuijers, Luc Wetzels, Johannes Bus.