DŽAMIL KAMANGER – Working in Ilica


interventions in public space, Ilica 99, 110, 115, 199, 201.
6, 9, and 10 October 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Dzamil Kamanger started making interventions in public space in 2009. At first, interventions commented immigrants’ position in European metropolises, but now they comment on different issues concerning the place and work he is doing. By making his own handicraft work in Ilica Street, he wanted to aim the focus on the history of the street and its current situation. He wanted to show solidarity especially to the small shop keepers and craftsmen, who has had to give way to new kind of ways of doing business and not always very rightful ones.

Dzamil Kamanger (1948, IR) is an Iranian Kurd based in Helsinki. In his work he is concerning with his own experiences as a refugee by using traditional Iranian handicraft techniques. He has been collaborating with Kalle Hamm since 1999 although both of them also work independently. Together they have worked on several art projects dealing with the position of marginality in mainstream culture and the complexity of the multiple identities. They have also shown an interest in global networks, for example the traveling routes of plants and food ingredients. They work with video, photography and site-specific art works and interventions in public spaces. See also: www.beelsebub.org.