Inclusive exhibition project "WIR! Worlds in Resonance" by the Art Foundation of Hamburg Commercial Bank opens

Hamburg, November 15, 2023 - The interactive installation "WIR! Worlds in Resonance", sponsored by the art foundation of Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) for Schleswig-Holstein, has been completed and can be viewed in Kiel in the Coworkhaus and in the Medical and Pharmaceutical History Collection. The two artists Chili Seitz and Ute Diez – who work together as "büro für nichtlineares denken" – have developed two interactive installations together with people with disabilities. The installations were developed in five workshops moderated by Silke Adam, who was a specialist for barrier-free communication at the Drachensee Foundation during the project period. The works are entitled: "Kuckuck, so haben wir noch nie gelacht“ (“Cuckoo, we've never laughed like this before") und „So haben wir noch nie gedacht“ ("We've never thought like this before"). The work was curated by Gesa Kobs from the German Inclusion Center. The objects react to each other – they enable resonance.

"The installation is a great conclusion to a fantastic project that brings people and realities of life together," said Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Hamburg Commercial Bank and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kunststiftung für Schleswig-Holstein. "The inclusive and integrative approach of the project really impressed me right from the start." The "WIR!" project was funded by the HCOB Kunststiftung für Schleswig-Holstein with almost 45,000 euros. The foundation has been supporting art projects in Schleswig-Holstein for over 30 years.

The objects will be on display at the Coworkhaus Anscharcampus, Weimarer Straße 6, 24106 Kiel and at the Medical and Pharmaceutical History Collection, Brunswiker Straße 2, 24105 Kiel until the end of January 2024. Afterwards, the objects will go on tour. If you would like to exhibit an object in your home for a while, please contact one of the artists at:

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The Art Foundation was established in 1992 with the aim of promoting contemporary visual arts and culture in Schleswig-Holstein. It sees itself first and foremost as a driving force that brings the artistic diversity of the state to life and promotes talented young artists. The art programs supported to date in the fields of literature, music, film, design, photography and theater stand for innovation, originality and quality. They are initiated as independent projects and the focus is on their uniqueness. For further information about HCOB, please visit our website.

Hamburg Commercial Bank
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