From 4 November 2021, the artist Serkan Sarier, who was born in Germany (Hanau) and now lives in New York, will show his exhibition “Generation Kanacke / DER SPIEGEL Nr.31 / 29. Juli 1973” at the Zwölf-Apostel Kirche in Berlin. The exhibition with the challenging title presents works by the artist, which contextualize a continuous and incalculable internal and external transformation of a person born in Germany, with immigrant background.
Serkan Sarier‘s art deals with the theme of otherness and the quest for recognition in a country that is not considered one‘s ethnological homeland, but one‘s country of birth. “Many people seek affirmation in the notion of belonging. One‘s own identity is attempted to be conformed to the identity of one‘s immediate environment in order to strive for a sense of approval and security. But what if we grow up or live in a society whose identity is very different from the one we perceive as our own?“
The starting point for his exhibition is an article that appeared in DER SPIEGEL magazine on July 29, 1973 Under the polemic headline “The Turks are coming – save yourself if you can” with a strongly hostile undertone, the journalist documented the hopeless coexistence and social situation of migrants in the German Federal Republic.
Serkan Sarier (born 1979 in Hanau, Germany) completed his Master in Fine Arts at Goldsmith University London and his Bachelor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Thursday, 4th November 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, 5th November – Sunday, 7th November 2021, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, 8th November 2021, noon – 5:00 pm
An der Apostelkirche 1, 10783 Berlin-Tiergarten/Schöneberg
The 3G rule applies: current health and safety regulations require that guests present a negative Covid test (not older than 24h) or proof of vaccination or convalescence and wear a medical mask at the entrance.