Mai 2024

05Mai11:3017:00Vernissage: TERRA DIASPORAWelten Wandeln – Changing WorldsKunstverein Göttingen im Alten Rathaus


TERRA DIASPORA – Welten Wandeln – Changing Worlds

Ellen Akimoto, Cian Dayrit, Marianna Ignataki, Runa Ikeda, Oda Jaune, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Thorsten Alexander Kasper, Rosa Loy, Kelechi Nwaneri, So Young Park, Thomias Radin, Dennis Scholl, Sara Umar, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Geng Xue

curated by Nicola E. Petek & Stephan Klee

The current works by artists with roots in five continents are dedicated to the emergence of the fantastic in the everyday experience of a supposedly rationally explainable environment: Does the fantastic fundamentally question our modern view of the world? Or is and has the fantastic always been an essential component of human perception and reality? The art movements of Surrealism and Magical Realism already dealt with this tense relationship; the contemporary positions gathered in the exhibition take up these questions again, revitalising and further developing key art movements of modernism.


The team of Kunstverein Göttingen is looking forward to welcoming you to the opening reception of this large group exhibition on Sunday, 05.05.24, 11:30 – 14:00.

In the spacious rooms of Alte Rathaus Göttingen, the managing director Helmut Wenzel and the curator team Nicola E. Petek and Stephan Klee will give introductory speeches. This will be accompanied by Trio d’anches of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra will perform two pieces by Libor Sima and two tangos will acoustically enrich the event. The association will also be presenting the new edition by Runa Ikeda. Some of the artists in the exhibition and the curatorial duo will be present and drinks will be provided.

The exhibition rooms will be open until 17:00 on this Sunday afternoon.


Runa Ikeda The shadow of the living light – 生ける光の影 / Edition, 2024


The Kunstverein Göttingen has created an exquisite edition for all friends of fantastic figurative art:
Runa Ikeda The shadow of the living light – 生ける光の影 / Edition, 2024, age-resistant digital FINE ART – pigment print on HAHNEMÜHLE Bamboo, rough-matt 280g/m², edition of 15 / 3 AP, price: 320 € / 240 € for members of the KV Göttingen

As a thank you for an important donation to the programme, you are not only bringing a wonderful work of art into your private space, but you are also supporting the work of the Kunstverein Göttingen for contemporary young art and the artists involved. >> If you are interested, please contact us here:


We would like to thank our sponsors: Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and the Arts, Lower Saxony Foundation, City of Göttingen, Landschaftsverband Südniedersachsen e.V. and Sparkasse Göttingen.


5. Mai (Sonntag) - 5. Mai (Sonntag)


Kunstverein Göttingen im Alten Rathaus

Markt 9 | 37073 Göttingen


Sunday, 05.05.24 at 11:30 am – 5:00 pm