Can we feel at home in the city we live in? What is life in the city like if a sense of home is scattered? The proximity of strangers. Aliens speaking in different, incomprehensible tongues. The omnipresence of cacophonic noise. The perennial traffic jams (distance measured in time instead of space), air pollution and road rage. Shopping malls as so-called public spaces. How do we navigate everyday urban life? How do we attempt to carve out a home we crave for? Do we have the luxury to entertain hope? A group of Philippine based artists is invited to explore these themes. The first part of the exhibition title is an allusion to a movie by German director Wim Wenders, whose movie influenced movies made in the US and India, a building in Prague, a music video by R.E.M., etc., epitomizing a movement of people, goods and ideas across man-made borders into the urban everyday.  Himmel über them lonesome cities  curated by Roy Voragen will run until the 30th of June, 2018.

Can we feel at home in the city we live in? What is life in the city like if a sense of home is scattered? The proximity of strangers. Aliens speaking in different, incomprehensible tongues. The omnipresence of cacophonic noise. The perennial traffic jams (distance measured in time instead of space), air pollution and road rage. Shopping malls as so-called public spaces. How do we navigate everyday urban life? How do we attempt to carve out a home we crave for? Do we have the luxury to entertain hope? A group of Philippine based artists is invited to explore these themes. The first part of the exhibition title is an allusion to a movie by German director Wim Wenders, whose movie influenced movies made in the US and India, a building in Prague, a music video by R.E.M., etc., epitomizing a movement of people, goods and ideas across man-made borders into the urban everyday. Himmel über them lonesome cities curated by Roy Voragen will run until the 30th of June, 2018.