Oceans, Global Trade and Migration
Dirk Luckow & Koyo Kouoh (Eds.)
Migration, mobility, the hope for a better life, globalized trade, isolation at sea, working conditions, geographic boundaries and psychological alienation—the geopolitics of the oceans—are all captured in Streamlines, the amply illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Europe’s largest exhibition hall in one of the largest port cities in Europe. Noted African curator and founding artistic director of RAW Material Company, Koyo Kouoh assembles 15 artistic and literary positions on seaways, world trade, flight and migration on the “sixth continent.” The compact volume brings together humanist and aesthetic reactions through essays, drawings, collages, textiles, sculptures, photographs, installations and films by 16 contemporary artists from regions with historical connection to the port. Divided into themes—action, consumerism, confrontation, transformation, participation and narration—this timely work illuminates the close link of historical, political and ecological issues to capitalism and global economic dependencies. Artists featured are Kader Attia, Alfredo Jarr, Mark Boulos, Khalil Joreige and more.
Softcover / 6 ¾ x 8 inches / 256pp / 20 b&w and 130 color
Retail Price: $42.00
RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, SENEGAL