“EVERYONE IS PRESENT” AT UCL, LONDON

On 20 February, at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London, I will be in conversation with curator, writer and academic Tamar Garb, and the Polish writer and academic Eva Hoffman.

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WIDE ANGLE E-BOOK LAUNCH

Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg is pleased to announce their first digital publication:
Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice
edited by Terry Kurgan and Tracy Murinik

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Nine Urban Biotopes: Berlin Exhibition opening announcement

The opening of NINE URBAN BIOTOPES : Negotiating the future of Urban Living  A First Iteration of all Nine Projects  + “Let’s talk: 30 days at the Spreefeld”  Final Presentation of the project by Terry Kurgan Exhibition 6 to 8 September 2014 from 12 to 5 pm Opening 5 September 2014 at 7 pm at Boathouse Spreefeld / Spreeacker, Köpenicker Str. 48/49, 10179 Berlin   NINE URBAN BIOTOPES (9UB) is an international, socially engaged art project delivering artistic research and cultural exchange. From January through September the artists Antje Schiffers, Marjetica Potrc, Armin Linke , Anthony Schrag, Athi-Patra Ruga, Dan Halter, Taswald Pillay, Ra Hlasane and Terry Kurgan realised their projects within and among social citizen and art initiatives in 7 cities in South Africa and Europe. This week-end the results of all the projects will be displayed in form of a first iteration. ISSS research&architecture, in collaboration with urban dialogues have developed a mobile exhibition unit to dispaly and travel the exhibition in Europe and South Africa. During the last six weeks the South African artist Terry Kurgan has researched the uniquely Berlin phenomenon of ‘Co-Housing’. Wheeling about with her mobile ‘Spreelab’ she has explored the relationship between private lives and public space in the neighbourhood surrounding the three newly erected, and barrier free buildings of the Spreefeld Genossenschaft, situated in a former no-man’s land, but now rapidly gentrifying neighborhood on the banks of the Spree River. Kurgan’s final presentation  includes a short stop-animation film, which humorously evokes her outsider sense of a range of pressing contemporary Berlin urban and social issues evoked by the very particular one square kilometer upon which her project’s been based. The... read more