Ivan Bazak

Berni in Grandma´s house / Vitalik visits his mother

In his installation, Ivan Bazak displays the multi-layered, interwoven and multi-vectoral nature of migration movements. He uses the example of the stories of two people crossing borders and thus provides an unusual view of the subject of migration, which is almost always viewed as being problematic in the media discourse of today. Here, migrants are seen either as victims or threats; in Ivan Bazak’s work they are creative transnational subjects. Berni, a German, finds a temporary home in Ukraine, in the house of Ivan Bazak’s Grandma; Vitalik, a Ukrainian, visits his mother in Italy. Bazak has constructed an extension (Grandma’s house) on the façade of the museum for this installation. Vitalik’s journey is documented in objects, videos, pictures and photographs.
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Ivan Bazak

June 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-071-2

20,50 × 25,00 cm

80 pages

53 colored and 5 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English, Ukrainisch

by Museum am Ostwall , Dortmund preface Kurt Wettengl authors Nicole Grothe, Lesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, and Kurt Wettengl

Text by
Kurt Wettengl, Nicole Grothe, Lesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, Kurt Wettengl

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Berni in Omas Haus / Vitalik besucht seine Mutter“ in the course of the serial exhibition “Wo ist Zuhause?“, 2007, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund.

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