Thursday, 2 December 2010

Chicago Boys | Performance at Alternativa, Gdansk

It is dark. It is cold. And it is late. In the critical space of the Gdansk Shipyard, Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012—a new project by Wyspa Institute of Art—commences its two year journey.

Alternativa Housewarming, planned for December 3-5, is a three-day pilot that publicly unveils Hall 90B, an industrial building across the street from Wyspa which will be a key location for Alternativa exhibitions and events in 2011-12.

4 December: Chicago Boys: while we were singing they were dreaming... An evening of music played by a 70s revival band and neo-liberalism study group assembled by Hiwa K. The band plays popular music from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, England, Bangladesh, Poland and Lebanon in the 1970s, followed by presentations from archives relating to personal memories and neo-liberal policies. Cihat Arinc | Janna Graham | Hiwa K | Helene Kazan | Amal Khalaf | Roshi Nasehi | Abbas Nokhasteh | Shimon Sakakibara | Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be joined by local musicians, presenters and enthusiasts.

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