Hiwa K

Moon Calendar

Hiwa K Moon Calendar
26.5.
29.7.2018
Kunstverein Hannover

Opening on Friday, 25th of May at 8pm

In his videos and installations, the artist Hiwa K, born in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan, reflects on his own history of migration and translates it into works that are poetically and narratively multifaceted. The question concerning geographic situatedness, the search for orientation, or becoming aware of oneself play a fundamental role in the works by the artist, who once said that his “homeland” is located in his feet.

In the exhibition’s eponymous work Moon Calendar (2007), Hiwa K can be seen dancing in a hall that is part of the Iraqi prison complex Amna Souraka while monitoring his heartbeat with the use of a stethoscope and transferring it, like a transcription, to the floor into flamenco dance steps. Thus a process develops that reminds the artist of his positioning as well as timing within the context-laden surrounding space with each beat and counter-beat of his heart.

Besides existing works, Hiwa K will realize two expansive installations: inspired by the work My Father’s Colour Period (2013), he uses the prominent windows of the Kunstverein as screens to channel sunlight into the space in different colors. And finally, the monumental work in sand, What the Barbarians Did Not Do, Did the Barberini (2012), spreads out monumentally. It makes formal reference to the Pantheon and in terms of content takes up its discourse on the ambivalent character of the material bronze—for the purpose of creating art and manufacturing weapons—and extends it geographically.

Observations are Hiwa K’s basic source material. He uses himself as material to vicariously act as a metaphorical protagonist who impressively reveals the present and the references to historical contexts it contains performatively as well as philosophically.

Moon Calendar developed in collaboration with the Belgian S.M.A.K. in Ghent. Hiwa K has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including documenta 14 and the 56th Venice Biennale.

20.00
Exhibition opening
»Moon Calendar« by Hiwa K

We are very pleased to invite you to our exhibitin opening ceremony.

Please join us for opening drinks!

Welcoming:
Ellen Lorenz (Chairwomen of the Kunstverein Hannover)
Thomas Bürkle (Chairman of the NORD/LB)

Introduction:
Kathleen Rahn (Directress of the Kunstverein Hannvover)

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12.00
Artist Talk with Hiwa K

Artist talk with Hiwa K

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12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

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12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

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19.00
Talk
About Hiwa K's artistic work

Talk about Hiwa K’s artistic Wokt wiht Martin Germann (curator, S.M.A.K., Ghent)

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19.00
Sophie’s Afterwork
Happy Hour with Art

Participation fee: 20 €/ 15 € for Members

Registration is required till 04.06.2018

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15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

19.00

18.00
20. Museum's Night

We offer a wide range of activities during the 20. Museum’s Night in Hannover

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12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

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19.00
Art in Dialogue

with Doris Schröder-Köpf (member of the parlament and regional representative of the Lower Saxony for migration)

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15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

19.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhbition »Moon Calendar« by Hiwa K with Kathleen Rahn (director).

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15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

15.00
Art salon

The guest this time is Stefan Schwerdtfeger (architect, sculptor and painter) on the occasion of his 90th birthday. And many more guests

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12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

17.00

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

19.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhbition »Moon Calendar« by Hiwa K with Sergey Harutoonian (curator).

more information

15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

18.00
Studio visit

We visit the studio of Isabel Nuño de Buen and Julian Öffner the fellows of the Preis des Kunstvereins

Registration until the 05.07.2018: mail@kunstverein-hannover.de
only for members!

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12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

15.00–18.00

16.00

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition»Moon Calendar« von Alexander Lieck (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

More information

19.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhbition »Moon Calendar« by Hiwa K with Sergey Harutoonian (curator).

more information

15.00–18.00
Open Space at the Kunstverein Hannover

Open Space is an interactive and a hands-on-workshop open for people of all ages. In relation to our current exhibition we offer thematic workshops where we explore different artistic methods and techniques.
No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee up to 3 €.

	Hiwa K »Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue)«, 2017, (Still)
Hiwa K »Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue)«, 2017, (Still)
	Hiwa K »Moon Calendar«, Iraq, 2007, (Still)
Hiwa K »Moon Calendar«, Iraq, 2007, (Still)
	Hiwa K »It’s Spring And The Weather Is Great So Let´s  Close All Object Matters«, 2012
Hiwa K »It’s Spring And The Weather Is Great So Let´s Close All Object Matters«, 2012