Wunschbilder

(translation for “Wunschbilder”: “Desired Images, Ideals”)
Performance / photography, 2016-2018
Exhibitions:
“Zwischenspiel” @ Gedok-Galerie Heidelberg, Sep 16 – Oct 21, 2017
@ Heidelberger Kunstverein, May 6 – Jul 8, 2018

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In the Wunschbilder project, professionals and non-artists worked together to encourage the participating refugees to find a way to express their hopes and desires. Beginning with their experiences of fleeing their countries and the complicated situation they faced when arriving in Germany, they created images which represent real experiences as well as desired outcomes. These “Wunschbilder” (desired images, ideals) mark one possible path and recognize the power of fiction as a culturally significant technique.

The staged scenes were directed by Mohamad Alraghban (Damascus) and Taisir Al Nakib (Mosul). The photographer Ella Kehrer generously supported the project.

Funding was provided by the state of Baden-Württemberg’s Innovationsfonds Kunst and the city of Heidelberg’s Kulturamt .

Cooperating partners:

Project blog: wunschbilder.wordpress.com

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