Oberhausen, Urbane Künste Ruhr

By bi'bak, 2019, Publisher bi'bak, Cooperation partners kitev, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Language German, Page count 48

Labor migration is worldwide creating new models of the transnational family, which despite geographical distances strives to maintain contact between the separated family members. But, how is the relationship between parents and children to be redefined whenever gifts and material support take the place of shared experience? When physical closeness has to take second place to communication programs like Skype and WhatsApp? How does this changing family landscape impact children and their parents? BITTER THINGS retraces positions on this topic from the 1960s right up to present day perspectives.

For the exhibition BITTER THINGS - Narrative and Memories of Transnational Families in Berlin and Istanbul, a book of the same name has been published in English by Archive Books, which illuminates the topic interdisciplinary with scientific and literary contributions, interviews, songs and photos. On the occasion of the exhibition in Oberhausen as part of Urbane Künste Ruhr, this publication, which brings together excerpts from the English version with images of the exhibition, was published in German.

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