6 September–15 November 2017

TKA Schaulager in the old Speicherstadt, Brooktorkai 15, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Opening: Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 7 p.m.

Artist talk with Kristiane Backer





Photo: Martina Bauer

Photos: Martina Bauer, Valeska von Flottwell

The former warehouse in Hafencity, where carpets used to be stored, symbolises the openness and intercultural wealth of Hamburg as a port city and ‘gateway to the world’. With his art, Aatifi wants to reach and connect people; his works span an arc between Afghan and German art, between Asian Oriental and Western culture. ‘My abstract visual language is not connected to a specific place or religion’, says the artist. ‘It is universally understandable, so I am looking forward to the exhibition in a cosmopolitan city like Hamburg.’

Tilman Kriesel: ‘It is a great pleasure for us to be able to show Aatifi’s works here in Hamburg’s Schaulager and thus offer a platform for special art enjoyment, cultural exchange and – in the broadest sense – for international understanding.’

from left to right:

Untitled  I  140 x  170 cm  I  Acrylic on canvas  I  Aatifi 2017

Untitled  I  120 x 150 cm  I  Acrylic on canvas  I  Aatifi 2017

Untitled  |  65 x 95 cm  |  Ink, metal, graphite on laid paper  |  Aatifi 2017