Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

The Millerntor Gallery is a creative platform, inviting people to take part in a discourse concerning sustainable responsibility. The focus lies on the work of global artists, which generates stimuli for the visitors through an aesthetic experience. This discourse can be experienced through the universal languages of art, music and football, and the communal activities act in a meaningful and activating manner.

The Millerntor Gallery is the international urban art, music and culture festival for creative engagement. Initiated by Viva con Agua and the FC Sankt Pauli, it is both a social art gallery and a cultural festival in the Millerntor stadium. Various target groups are addressed and motivated to engage themselves socially, through the universal languages of art, music and football. For 5 days a year, the Millerntor stadium is transformed into a platform for dialogue and exchange, locally as well as at an intercultural level. By means of trans-genre art works, film presentations and a diverse musical, cultural and educational programme, It aims to address the question of how a positive change to the world can be instigated. Thereby, opportunities of interaction and participation turn the audience into participants, and create a meaningful community, even beyond the event itself. The profits generated by the art sales are donated to Viva con Agua e.V., in order to improve the worldwide water and sanitary supply.

This unconventional gallery incorporates scientific and political components, and uses public panels and expert discussions in order to scientifically question the concept’s meaningful scope, and to make the discourse accessible to a broad public.

However, social responsibility is not only talked about, but also actively taken on. All of the event’s profits benefit Viva con Agua’s projects, which have the objective to relieve the global problem of insufficient water and sanitary supplies. The exhibition’s principle follows the participation and means that all participants, as well as visitors, are “supporters”, who form a social mouthpiece in order to call for access to drinking water for all.