Cana Bilir-Meier (*1986 in Munich, lives and works in Vienna and Munich) takes a post-migrant perspective in her work. She deals with questions of social, cultural, emotional and structural participation as well as equality of migrants and non-migrants. For this, she uses a range of media such as film, drawing, performance or audio which are closely tied to the respective content. Bilir-Meier is particularly interested in unstated or hidden (hi)stories of migrant realities which she tracks down in private and public archives. One of these stories is about the writer and poet Semra Ertan, Bilir-Meier's aunt. Born in Turkey in 1956, Ertan moved to Germany to her parents in 1972. In 1982, Ertan set herself publicly on fire in Hamburg as a sign against the increasing racism in the country. The artist has carefully taken up this personal family history in a film in order to locate Ertan's experiences as part of a collective memory and history. In addition to this work, Düşler Ülkesi shows a selection of Bilir-Meier's previous work and is supplemented by a new production.
Together with anti-racist initiatives and institutions in Hamburg, a comprehensive framework program on the Society of the Many has been developed. The artist's first monograph will accompany the exhibition.