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Georges Adéagbo


1. "INVERTED SPACE Hamburg - in public spaces. five 1-DAY ONLY installations by Georges Adéagbo from 11.9. - 15.9. a project jointly organized by "Stadtkuratorin Hamburg" and Kulturforum Sud-Nord. Curated by Sophie Goltz and Stephan Köhler. sponsored by the ELBKULTURFONDS and IFA. With the support of Arbeitskreis HAMBURG POSTKOLONIAL and P/ART Producers' Artfair. Dates and Locations:
Thursday, September11th, 12.00– 16.00 Tansania Park, Wilsonstr. 64-68, 22045 Hamburg
 Friday, September 12th, 12.00– 16.00, University Hamburg, Main-Building, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg
Samstag, September13th, 12.00– 18.00, P/ART producers artfair, Phoenix Fabrikhallen, Wilstorfer Strasse 71 / Tor 2, 21073 Hamburg-Harburg
Sunday September 14th, 12.00– 16.00, Lakeside Park „Alsterwiese Schwanenwik“, bei der at the entrace to „Bay Hohenfelde“, Außenalster, 22087 Hamburg-Hohenfelde
Monday, September15th, 12.00– 16.00, City Hall Hamburg, Inner Courtyard,

at 18.00 an artist’s Talk Georges Adeágbo and Stephan Köhler to introduce INVERTED SPACE. Moderated by Lisa Britzger, Communications Stadtkuratorin. At: Kunsthaus Hamburg, Klosterwall 15,Hamburg)
2. "L'ecole de Brésil"..! from July 19th to September 25th. „Artevida“ Rio, School of visuals arts Parque Lage, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Rodrigo Moura and Stephan Köhler
. Recent articles: Wall Street Journal June 27th 2014, e-flux June 27th  and  "Die Welt" June 28th, and a video realized by the Moderna Museet Stockholm

Available Monographies: Schankweiler, Kerstin: Die Mobilisierung der Dinge. Ortsspezifik und Kulturtransfer in den Installationen von Georges Adéagbo

2012, 328 Seiten, kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb., 36,80 € 
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2090-0  Transcript Verlag.
Zaya, Octavio: Georges Adéagbo. The Mission and the Missionaries. Charta Books. out of print, available from Kulturforum Sud-Nord.
Texts about Adéagbo as a writer and historian by Stephan Köhler in the Journal de La Triennale de Paris. English and French
interviews with Adéagbo on youtube: The Venice Biennial posted in October 2009:
The MUSAC Leon posted in march 2011
Texts:  posted november 2011 on IABLIS

general introduction and images from Benin, Georges Adéagbo's country of birth and current residence

biography, list of exhibitions and publications bibliography collections who has which work

Archive Adéagbo: images of the most important installations since 1999

Benin artists' residence Georges Adéagbo and Stephan Köhler decided in spring 1999 to launch an artists' residence, called "Villa Dieu Seul Sait" on the coast of Benin. The construction of several studios and guestrooms is complete. Please visit to see images of the facilities. In 2005, the Non Profit Organisation Kulturforum Sued-Nord  was founded and registered in Hamburg, Germany to facilitate cultural exchange projects.


James Lee Byars Inspired and challenged many with his uncompromising stand for beauty and perfection. A monument of persistence working restlessly until his early death in may 1997. A photo essay written by one of his friends. short biography and bibliography in German, and an extensive chronology in English.
New: images of small works on

Roman Opalka Roman Opalka paints the progression of time. He reveals insights about the difference between measured time versus experienced time through his single, lifelong work titled:
OPALKA 1965/1-oo images of recent exhibitions include:
Kunstmuseum Bonn A description of the Millenium Passage, Opalka's most challenging attempt (New Year 1999-2000) to address the public to think about the relativity of time, serves as general introduction to get familiar with his concept.
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