06. October 2024 - 12. January 2025
HOME AGAIN. Migration | Home | Memory

M L Casteel, aus der Serie American Interiors, Untitled, 2014
M L Casteel, from the series: American Interiors, Untitled (Gun & Hamburger), Archival Pigment Print, 2014
The world is undergoing a process of transformation, resulting in an increasing number of crises. Due to globalization, climate change, technological developments, wars, and their far-reaching consequences, as well as political and demographic changes, familiar structures vanish without being replaced by new orders.
How do people find each other during and after crises? How can they return to their center? How do they find their, perhaps new, home?
Oliver Krebs, aus der Serie: Signal & Noise, Untitled, 2018
Oliver Krebs, from the series: Signal & Noise, Untitled, C-Print, 2018, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2024

The group exhibition HOME AGAIN shows 14 positions of contemporary photography and video art examining the human ability to adapt in a rapidly changing society. Due to its lasting relevance, Stadthaus Ulm presents an expanded version of the exhibition, which was conceived by curators Andy Heller and Oliver Krebs for the Willy Brandt House in Berlin in 2022.

Andy Heller, from the series: Staygration, Untitled, C-Print, 2020, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2024

The triad of migration | home | memory forms the center of the exhibition, grouping the individual positions together. The medium of photography becomes an instrument through which artists look far beyond the documentary and deal with reactions to global transformation processes. Elementary themes such as global warming and the associated disintegration of natural habitats or mass migration and the progressive fragmentation of our society form key points of focus.

Elena Subach, from the series: Chairs, Untitled, C-Print, 2022

Resisting powerlessness, finding the strength to overcome familiar patterns, and accepting new realities are strategies that are extremely important when dealing with crises which not only challenge our resilience, but also offer an opportunity to formulate more coherent orders, find a new home, and unite as a community.

Taking a closer look and finding solutions favored by the community is worthwhile. After all, these answers reveal a lot about our values, understanding, aspirations and life as a society.

M L Casteel
Hannah Darabi
Göran Gnaudschun
Andy Heller
Ulrike Kolb
Oliver Krebs
Eva Leitolf
Wiebke Loeper
Ute Mahler und Werner Mahler
Jana Sophia Nolle
Ingmar Björn Nolting
Peter Piller
Minna Rainio und Mark Roberts
Elena Subach

Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler, from the series: At the Rivers, Danube #127, gelatin silver print on baryta paper, 2019, Courtesy Galerie Springer Berlin, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2024

Curated by:
Andy Heller and Oliver Krebs

Project management in Ulm:
Daniela Yvonne Baumann

Sunday, Oktober 6th 2024, 11.30 am

Thanks to our Sponsor, Logo Ulmer Heistätte  for the generous support!