Austausch Ausstellung [ Hannover - San Francisco ]

About hello world

The international art exhibition deals with the theme of globalized conversation in a digital century. HELLO WORLD is traditionally the the first program that a computer programmer creates when learning a new language. The first HELLO WORLD-program was written in 1979 by Kerningham & Ritchie and was published the book C Programming Language:

main() { printf(„hello, world\n“); }

In the context of art, a code written by a programmer could be seen as a medium that is used to form an object of art with which the viewer starts the communication process. HELLO WORLD is a Hello to the other side of the world and the start of a conversation or a debate with the other/unknown/foreign.

The exchange exhibition HELLO WORLD is a project of Michaela Hanemann and was realized in collaboration with Stefan Lang and Aenne Langhorst from Hanover as well as with a friendly support of Hanover city. Guestcurator of San Francisco is Harrison Love in association with „Last Thursday‘s“ at The SUB in San Francisco and in Collaboration with Alex Cy Ember.


exhibition [ October 18th - 31st ]

opening [ October 18th from 10.a.m. (sf) ]
>> international artisttalk <<

Finissage [ October 30st 12 - 2 p.m. (sf) ]
>> presentation of the project results and international artisttalk <<

opening hours Hanover:
[ October 18th from 7 p.m.(h) ]
[ October 19th 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (h) ]
[ October 25th 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (h) ]
[ October 26th 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (h) ]
[ October 30th 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. (h) ]

Additionally to the exhibition is while the opening hours of the 19th, 25th and 26th a collaborative painting project.

opening hours San Francisco:
[ October 18th from 10 a.m.(sf) ]
[ October 30th 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. (sf) ]


Galleryspace - Seestraße 15, Hannover, Deutschland
SUB MISSION - 2183 Mission Street, San Francisco, USA


Ilona Arndt * Franz Betz * Leiv Donnan * Alex Ember * Schirin Fatemi * R.F. Myller * Eva Friedrich * Michaela Hanemann * Ursula Krämer * Genoveva Kriechbaum * Stefan Lang * Aenne Langhorst * Harrison Love * Angelika Mantz * Vanessa Mendola * Julia Unverferth * Isabela Vermehren * Klaus Weiße * Christiane Wyrwa

artists - Collaborative Painting Project

Ilona Arndt * Franz Betz * Karola Framberg * Michaela Hanemann * Antonia Jacobsen * Ursula Krämer * Stefan Lang * Harrison Love * Diep Mai * Gio Dudek-Panten * Marion Pusch * Anke Slebos * Julia Unverferth * Andreas Ziller


The collaborative painting method is inspired by the tunisian collaborative painting method. This style of painting is an art form developed in Tunisia in the mid 1980s. It is unique in its method of allowing a group of artists to work simultaniously on a canvas without discussion or planning beforehand. The result is a painting created by a group of individuals that looks like the work of a single artist. This style of painting helps artists and participants give up control in ways that can help them become better artists. Seeing what emerges without any pre-determination gives artists new insight into what is possible in art.

Come and release your thoughts and feelings around rejection using art as the portal for transformative thinking. Meet someone new and create a beautifull piece of art.

The Collaborative painting project is led by Harrison Love (San Francisco) and will happen in Hanover and San Francisco at the same time. The results will be presented at the Finissage on the 30st of October.

participating artists in Hanover:

October 19th 7 - 10 p.m.

Anke Slebos
Stefan Lang
Franz Betz
Marion Pusch

October 25th 2 - 7 p.m.

Diep Mai
Ursula Krämer
Andreas Ziller
Antonia Jacobsen

October 26th 2 - 7 p.m.

Ilona Arndt
Gio Dudek-Panten
Karola Framberg
Michaela Hanemann

catalogue HELLO WORLD

free ebook
order a printed version

Collaborative Painting I - Youtube

Collaborative Painting II - Youtube

Collaborative Painting III - Youtube

Kontakt info

Forum S15 - Seestraße 15, Hannover, Deutschland
SUB MISSION - 177 Capp St, San Francisco, USA


Michaela McGill-Hanemann, Atelier 3A, Podbielskistrasse 3a, 30163 Hannover
+49 (0) 511 / 10 54 67 01

Hannover - Kulturbüro