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Leave No Stone Unturned [Remuer la terre] is a collective exhibition, curated by Clelia Coussonnet, that highlights the links between plants and politics in Morocco and other countries of the global South, while rejecting the idea that nature is ornamental and neutral. By scratching the visible surface to plunge into the interstices and gaps of history, the selected works show plants are intertwined in power networks and suffer from the paradox of being knowledge resources simultaneously accessible and subjected to processes of invisibility. While human impact on climate and environmental change is increasingly discussed in public and scientific debates, still few institutions and individuals explore in depth the largely underestimated relations between plants and politics. Flora is indeed an actor, a pawn and a witness of History, revealing narratives forgotten and eluded by official history’s records.
A survey exhibition which brings together Theatrum Botanicum, Soil Affinities, Wishing Trees and Learning from Plants. Trees as actors in history, the migration of flowers, and medicinal plants testifying to neo-extractivism – these are some of the themes that Uriel Orlow pursues in his research-based art. Concrete circumstances and developments invariably form the basis of his multi-layered, multi-media works. In recent years his attention has mainly focused on entanglements between the African continent and Europe. Plants are both the narrators and protagonists here, anchoring all the events in the present day. For his solo show at Kunsthalle Mainz the artist has developed a route through the exhibition that takes visitors room by room from the origins of colonialism via the anti-apartheid movement through to contemporary concerns.
with Anne-Laure Franchette, Vidya Gastaldon, Clemens Klopfenstein, Marie Matusz, Gianni Motti, Uriel Orlow, Denis Savary, Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, and Ian Wooldridge
Works by Art & Language, Jordan Baseman, Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited, Matthew Darbyshire, Joseph DeLappe, Lisa Denyer, Jacqueline Donachie, Caitriona Dunnett, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mona Hatoum, Juneau Projects, Navi Kaur, Smirna Kulenović, Uriel Orlow, Lis Rhodes, Shirana Shahbazi, Larissa Shaw, Thomson & Craighead and others.
Curated by Sandrine Colard de Bock with Sammy Baloji, Jean Katambayi, Georges Senga, Ruangrupa, Uriel Orlow, Sinzo Aanza, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Wendy Morris, Emeka Ogboh, Vincent Meessen, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kemang We Lehulere, Maarten vanden Eynde and others.
Soil is an Inscribed Body: On Sovereignty, Agropoetics and Struggles for Liberations is a project examining both the anti-colonial struggles of the past and the current land conflicts across the world to resist the invasiveness of neo-agro-colonialism and its extractivist logic. Curated by Elena Agudio and Marleen Boschen with works by Marwa Arsanios, Filipa César, Hassan Darsi, Raphaël GriseyLeone Contini, Julia Mensch, Pedro Neves Marques and Uriel Orlow.
In this large-scale group exhibition, artists including Pipilotti Rist, Rashid Johnson, Maria Thereza Alves, Uriel Orlow, Jumana Manna, Taro Shinoda and Heather Phillipson interpret the motif of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world and as a poetic expression to explore the complexities of our increasingly precarious world. Their artworks open up a wider discourse on social, political and ecological phenomena, such as migration, gentrification and gender politics. In addition to common understanding of the garden as a place of yearning full of meditative, spiritual and philosophical possibilities, the exhibition will tread the line between reality and fantasy, harmony and chaos, beauty and exile.
An exhibition that investigates modes of commemoration and the ways legacies are embodied; with works by Kader Attia, Kristina Benjocki, Marcel van den Berg, Alexis Blake, Aslan Gaisumov, Yoeri Guépin, Aimée Zito Lema, Dana Lixenberg, Uriel Orlow and others. Curated by Vincent van Velsen
MIMA’s summer exhibition presents artistic responses to current urgencies around ecological change. Works by Maria Thereza Alves, Zheng Bo, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Miriam de Búrca, Laura Harrington, Andy Holden, David Lisser, Shahar Livne, Anne Vibeke Mou, Otobong Nkanga, Uriel Orlow, Faiza Ahmad Khan and Hanna Rullman, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Cooking Sections, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Diane Watson, Wayward.
Group show curated by Sarah Deslandes and Audrey Martin with works by Ismaïl Bahri, Romain Gandolphe, Judith Deschamps, Muriel Joya, Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow, Emmanuel Le Cerf, Golnaz Payani, Stéphanie Saadé, Eric Watier and Jerome Dupeyrat.
With works by Andreas Rüthi, Chalet5, CKÖ, Des Hughes, Helen Sear, Simon Lee Dicker, Uriel Orlow, and Vincent Kriste.
Videoex, the largest Experimental Film & Video Festival in Switzerland, is celebrating its 21st edition this year. A special programme on the 26th and 30th of May focused on the work of Uriel Orlow will be screened.
Sunday 26.05. 17:45
CH-Fokus Uriel Orlow I
Thursday 30.05. 21:15
CH-Fokus Uriel Orlow II
The Future is History /
History is the Future
Sunday 26.05. 20:00
Talk with the artist
With Pierre Sintès, Uriel Orlow and Boris Pétric, this seminar between researchers and artists will look to understand different research perspectives and their overlapping tools.
Across two exhibition venues, the Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Ancient Bath’ and the former tobacco warehouse SKLAD in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
With works by Donatella Bernardi, Ursula Biemann, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Johanna Bruckner, Sarah Burger, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Valko Chobanov, Voin de Voin & Marie Civikov, Jonas Etter, Anne-Laure Franchette, Monica Ursina Jäger, Stefanie Knobel, Marlene Maier, Boyan Manchev with Ani Vaseva and Leonid Yovchev (Metheor), Emil Mirazchiev, Uriel Orlow, Ursula Palla, Lourenço Penaguião Soares, Elodie Pong, Oliver Ressler, Tabita Rezaire, Dorothea Rust, Elza Sile, Kerstin Schroedinger, Pascal Schwaighofer, Venelin Shurelov, Sandro Steudler, Kamen Stoyanov, Milva Stutz, Katharina Swoboda, Una Szeemann / Bohdan Stehlik, Riikka Tauriainen, Lena Maria Thüring, Alexander Tuchaček, Borjana Ventzislavova, and Martina-Sofie Wildberger.
With interventions and talks by the philosophers Boyan Manchev, Stanimir Panayotov, and Gerald Raunig.
Major exhibition on our relationship with nature curated by Kathrin Meyer with works by John Baldessari, Alberto Baraya, André Bayard, Uriel Orlow, Elske Rosenfeld, Michael Sailstorfer, Renée Sintenis, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Alexandra R. Toland, Michael Wang and many others.
Projections of artists films in the urban space of St Gallen, Switzerland. With works by Shirana Shahbazi, Felix Bächli, Simone Kappeler, Uriel Orlow, Maya Rochat, Hannah Weinberger, Beni Bischof and others. Curated by Anna Vetsch and Nina Keel.
Uriel Orlow will present a lecture performance Grey, Green, Gold (and Red), followed by the presentation and launch of two recent publications Affinités des sols | Soil Affinities and Theatrum Botanicum.
Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) expands on the themes and concerns of Orlow’s project Theatrum Botanicum (2015-2018), considering plants and gardens as active agents in politics and history. Following human-plant entanglements, Grey, Green, Gold (and Red) explores the role played by the garden Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates planted on Robben Island prison during their 18-year incarceration, the implications of an ongoing battle between a flower and a squirrel, as well as the fate of alien species in Europe and South Africa.
Solo show curated by Julia Cistiakova.
Screening of Imbizo Ka Mafavuke and Muthi as part of Seeds & Soil event at CCS Paris, Saturday 9 March 2019, 16:30-18:00. Followed by in-conversation with Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez.
Der Begriff Postkolonialismus beschreibt die Auswirkungen von Kolonialismus, Dekolonisierung und neokolonialen Tendenzen auf die heutige globale Situation als verflochtene, reziproke Geschichte des Westens und des Globalen Südens. Das aktuelle Thema beschäftigt Wissenschaftler/innen, Künstler/innen und ethnologische Museen auch in der Schweiz. «Postkoloniale Verstrickungen der globalen Schweiz» lautet der Titel der neusten Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Widerspruch/72, in der konkrete Fallbeispiele beleuchtet werden. Wie lassen sich postkoloniale Erkenntnisse wirksam machen? Kurzvorträge werfen Schlaglichter auf die Publikation und auf konkrete Themen.
Group show curated by Mawena Yehouessi with works by Alexandre Ikihide, Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek et Emile Barret, Clara Noseda, El Popo Sangre, Elete Wright, Elise Voët, Ezra Wube, Ingrid Baars, Jim Chuchu, Jonathan Dotse, Justine Villermet, Kendario La’Pierre, Kodwo Eshun, Kwesi Abbensetts, Kyo-Hyun Kim, M.Y, Marie-Mam Sai Bellier et Clément Lemaire, Maya Deren et Alexander Hammid, Mirella Riccardi, Momoko Seto, Ndoho Ange, Nicolas Pirus, Nkiruka Oparah, Odendaal Esterhuyse, Raphaël Barontini, Romain Cieutat, Selly Raby Kane, SHRBR RPXR, Tabita Rezaire, Tifaine Coignoux, Uriel Orlow, Vincent Chevillon, Wendy Morgan.
Screening programme curated by Oliver Ressler with films by Angela Anderson and Angela Melitopoulos, Rosa Barba, Ursula Biemann, Julia Lazarus and Uriel Orlow.