HOPE IS MAYBE is an art project on the diversity of hope. HOPE is hardly to be defined. What do we HOPE for? Does HOPE depend on the country of origin? Our language? Our education? Our faith? Our personal emotions? HOPE IS MAYBE.
Michael Haerteis at COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY has initiated this public art project in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich. HOPE IS MAYBE is further support through Misereor Aachen. Based on interviews with asylum seekers, we collected prominent statements that center around these questions. In a second step, artists were asked to choose a citation from a list, reflect on it, and create or share an artwork. More than 280 artworks, from over 150 artists around the world had been submitted. Our jury members Stephanie Lyakine-Schönweitz (Cultural Department - City of Munich), Larry Kirkland (artist), Silvia Wienefoet (artist), Mahbuba Maqsoodi (artist), and Dieter Müller (Jesuit Refugee Service in Munich) selected 75 works of art to form the exhibition here at the airport. Afterwards the exhibition will travel and can be seen at the Jesuits’ Refugee Camp in Munich.
The intention behind the exhibition is to help improve political awareness on contemporary issues such as diversity, migration, integration of refugees, to embed those into an artistic context, and to start a discussion on social values.
Many thanks to all involved artists:
Alex Kamweru, Nairobi, Kenya; Alwina Heinz, Neuss, Germany; Ana Sladetic, Samobor, Croatia; Anja Struck, Lüneburg, Germany; Anna Frydman, München, Germany; Athanasios Aléxo, Milan, Italy; Barbara Steinman, Montréal (Québec), Canada; Béatrice Lebreton, New York, USA; Beverly Ress, Silver Spring, MD, USA; Birgit Hefter, Immenstadt, Germany; Birgit Lochmann, Corrandulla / Galway, Ireland; Camilla Luihn, Oslo, Norway; Carolina Pinzon Rivera, Bogota, Columbia; Christine Renner, Neubiberg, Germany; Christou Christos, Nicosia, Cyprus; Cornelia Rapp, Denklingen, Germany; Eric Mayen, Köln, Germany; Gabriele Stolz, München, Germany; Grace Graupe-Pillard, New York, USA; Hagen Klennert, Berlin, Germany; Holger Hertwig, Bremen, Germany; Ian Kirkpatrick, York, England; Jessica Russo Scherr, Oberursel, Germany; Jo Dunn, Leeds, England; Johannes Gerard, The Hague, Netherlands; Kerstin Römhild, Lohr a. Main, Germany; Kevin Ryan, Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland; Kevo Stero, Maasai Mbili artists collective, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya; Klaus Fezer, Zerbst/Anhalt, Germany; Kuzana Ogg, Santa Fe, NM, USA; Lara Mouvée, Hofheim, Germany; Maria Mathieu, Bremen, Germany; Maria Mijares, Plainfield, NJ, USA; Marija Kondres, Zagreb, Croatia; Marta Pieregonczuk, London, England; Mary Rouncefield, Bristol, England; Michelle M. Vara, Wilton, NY, USA; Renata Sinclair, Sevenoaks, Kent, England; Rochelle Shicoff, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Ron Moppett, Calgary, Canada; Rosa Quint, München, Germany; Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Bangkok, Thailand; Shirin Abedinirad, Tehran, Iran; Simone Jimena Rudolphi, Newcastle upon Tyne, England; Sonia Yousefi Azimi, Leeds, England; Susan Plover, Leigh, England; Susanne Pohl, Neuburg, Germany; Tan Chee Hon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Tanja Fender,München, Germany; Terry Braunstein & Victor Raphael, Long Beach & Los Angeles, CA, USA; Vaiva Kovieraitė-Trumpė, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Group from Eritrea
Group of women from Afghanistan
Group of men from Afghanistan
Group of children
Group form Nigerian