LJMU Copperas Hill BuildingCity States

15 September - 25 November 2012

Starting from the premise that the state of cities increasingly determines the future of states, City States presents thirteen exhibitions developed in relation to the theme of hospitality.

More than half of the world population lives in cities and people continue to be drawn to urban life. This migration gives rise to a double allegiance: to the city we live and work in, and the place of our nationality, birth, culture or ancestry. In cities different cultures of hospitality often co-exist in the same place. The exchange of knowledge and experience between cities increasingly constitutes a new urban geopolitics that is both particular to each city and globally linked.

City States gives form to this idea with an architecture that is specific to the thirteen exhibitions and integrated in the open plan space of this post-postal industry building. Each exhibition is distinct, yet all are connected in offering an understanding of hospitality for our times.

City States: Project List

Birmingham: The Magic City

BAZ, Helen Brown, Home of Metal, Napalm Death, plan b, David Rowan, Bedwyr Williams

Copenhagen: Approaching Journey
Yvette Brackman, Ismar Cirkinagic, Jens Haaning, Jane Jin Kaisen

Gdansk: Unwanted Visitors
Yael Bartana, Oskar Hansen, Alicja Karska & Aleksandra Went, Janek Simon, Kama Sokolnicka, Robert Kusmirowski

Hong Kong: All Are Guests
Chow Chun-fai, Leung Mee-ping, CoLAB x SLOW

Incheon: Terra Galaxia: Aerotropolis
Sen Chung, Kyungah Ham, Seoung Won Won,  Wil Bolton, Sukgeun Oh

Lisbon: Air Print 
Miguel Palma

Makhachkala: Topography of Masculinity
Taus Makhacheva

Oslo: Palestinian Embassy
Goksoyr & Martens

Reykjavik, Nuuk, Torshavn: North Atlantic Pavilion
Hanni Bjartalio, Sigurour Guojonsson, Jessie Kleemann

St. Petersburg: Interior
Masha Godovannaya

Taipei: Metro-Wonderland: Taiwanese Artists and Urban Morphology
Chen Chia-Jen, Chiu Chen-Hung, Hsu Chia-Wei

Vilnius: Black Pillow
Audrius Buacas & Valdas Ozarinskas

Wellington: Watermarking
David Bennewith, William Hsu, Marnie Slater


LJMU Copperas Hill Building
Copperas Hill
Liverpool L3