GiG Munich is planning a group show to coincide with the annual München Kunstwochenende taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of November. Save the date!
America has from its inception had a powerful mythic pull for the world beyond it. America, as well as being a place, is made of a heady, swirling abstraction of ideas, fantasies, dreams, myths, and images: forms of the imaginary which belong no less to the world than to Americans. Our America (we who are not Americans) invokes fierce partisan emotions, and draws us here and there in our relation to our own circumstances as well as the reality of the United States, better and worse. This America, the America of the rest of the world, has been, and continues to be, a material and drive for tremendous cultural production.
Alasdair Duncan, Amerika
U-S-A, organized by GiG Munich, continues with the premise put forward by the curators of Amerika. The show aims to collect our European visions of America and reflect the mediated relation we have with the current realities of the United States.
GiG Munich invites artists, designers, architects, photographers and filmmakers to submit posters documenting their American visions. These 20 posters will be shown as part of Munich’s Art Weekend 2013 and then incorporated into the larger Amerika show.