'We Refugees – Of the Right to Have Rights'


'We Refugees – Of the Right to Have Rights'

22 Apr – 12 Jun 2016
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Nilbar Güreş, Cloth-Skirt, 2011, courtesy the artist, Rampa Gallery Istanbul and Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna.

Danica Dakić and Nilbar Güreş are part of the group exhibtion 'We Refugees - Of the Right to Have Rights' at Badische Kunstverein in Karlsruhe.

From 22 April to 12 June 2016 the Badischer Kunstverein will be mounting an extensive exhibition and events programme on the subject of migration and flight. Hannah Arendt’s essay 'We Refugees' provides the exhibition and events with their title and conceptual approach. In her essay 'We Refugees', which appeared in 1943 and was not translated into German until 1986, the philosopher takes her own biographical situation as her starting point to reflect on the status of so-called refugees and attacks the usual strategies for their assimilation. Arendt argues for the right of migrants to be politically active and to participate in social practices. She already saw that they, as ‚the vanguard of their peoples', necessarily call into question political principles such as nationhood, nationality, and territoriality.

Participating artists:

Maja Bajević, Danica Dakić, Edgar Endress, Azin Feizabadi, *foundationClass, Lampedusa Research Group, Nilbar Güreş, Annika Gutsche, Rana Hamadeh, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Zarina Hashmi, Mira Hirtz, Hiwa K, Thomas Kilpper, Eva Leitolf, Migrafona (Petja Dimitrova, Vlatka Frketić, Belinda Kazeem, Radostina Patulova, Vina Yun), Mario Rizzi, Till Roeskens, Zineb Sedira, Mounira Al Solh, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, Qingmei Yao.

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