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Aargauer Kunsthaus | La jeunesse est un art

Survey show of Swiss artists curated by Madeleine Schuppli, including work by Vanessa Billy, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Stefan Burger, Valentin Carron, Davide Cascio, Philippe Decrauzat, Latifa Echakhch, Raphael Hefti,  Fabian Marti, Luc Mattenberger, Adrien Missika, Damián Navarro, Taiyo Onorato / Nico Krebs, Uriel Orlow, Mai-Thu Perret, Guillaume Pilet, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Kilian Rüthemann, Shirana Shahbazi.


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PhotoKTM 5 | Kathmandu

The 5th edition of the festival will platform visual projects, and learning initiatives by a range of participants including artist, curator and teacher Munem Wasif from Bangladesh; Swiss artist and writer Uriel Orlow; Kathmandu-based digital archive Nepal Picture Library; KTK-Belt Project, which works towards catalyzing new models of biodiversity conservation and environmental learning in eastern Nepal; Indian filmmaker Sriram Murali; The Feather Library – an initiative co-founded by Isha Munshi to document, identify and study feathers of Indian birds; artist and writer Alana Hunt from Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia; Mexican/British multidisciplinary visual artist Monica Alcazar Duarte; Indian filmmaker Amar Kanwar; and author, art curator, filmmaker, and theorist of photography and visual culture, Ariella Azoulay, among others.


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Unexpected Encounters | Kunstmuseum St Gallen

The museum and the collection grow together, and the collection traditionally reflects the interests and focuses of the exhibition program. In the past, as with most museums in the West, this was oriented toward an art history defined by men. Female artists were and still are underrepresented. Now it’s time for a change of direction. The exhibition Unexpected Encounters: New Perspectives on the Collection contrasts familiar works from the collection with artists from outside the collection. It thus offers a broader perspective and breaks with conventional readings of key works at the museum.

Curated by Gianni Jetzer and Melanie Bühler


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Multispecies Clouds | Macalline Art Center, Beijing

Learning from Artemisia at Macalline Art Center Beijing

Group exhibition curated by Yang Beichen, including works by Cai Gut-Qiang, Carolina Caycedo & David de Rozas, Sergio Rojas Chaves, Chu Yun, Rometti Costales, Sheryl Cheung, Patricia Domínguez, Fei Yining, Jes Fan, Liu Chuang, Long Pan, Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tong Yixin, Wu Chi-Yu, Trevor Yeung, Zhang Wenzhi, Zheng Mahler.

The first chapter of the series “Who Owns Nature?”, a research based curatorial project with three chapters at the Macalline Art Center. It seeks to re-examine our historical debt with “nature” and to explore a new non-linear cosmological model. This is an interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary project, in which we will work with different artists, scholars and cultural practitioners to create lively and serious sites on different issues.


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Rooted Stories | Casa da Cerca, Almada

Uriel Orlow, Forest Essentials, Take 2

Solo show curated by Filipa Oliveira in Casa da Cerca – Contemporary Art Center, in Almada.

“Perhaps for the first time in our history, we are beginning to have a collective awareness both of the reality of climate change that has long been predicted, but also of its immediate and long-term consequences. The result of this is a growing understanding that the world is no longer human-centered, and that to deal with the demands of this crisis a collective inter-species effort is needed. If so far we have treated plants as a backdrops for human history, the works of Uriel Orlow speak to us of plants as indispensable companions in the struggle for planetary survival. Orlow shows us how plants are active agents and not just passive witnesses of history. They are a central link between nature and humans, between various types of knowledge and beliefs, capable of revealing fragilities and inequalities, and carrying ancient lessons.” Filipa Oliveira

Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground | Goethe Institute, Mumbai

Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics was conceived and exhibited at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2020–2022), based on a concept by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. For the Goethe-Institut South Asia, a traveling adaption of Critical Zones titled Critical Zones. In Search of a Common Ground is co-produced by the ZKM Karlsruhe and the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. It shows a selection of artistic positions and is complemented by further works from Indian and Sri Lankan artists. The South Asia tour of the exhibition begins in Mumbai, it will be exhibited in Colombo and Pune in 2022, followed by Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore in 2023. The exhibition and its activation program have been adapted for the local audiences in close dialogue between the curators, art mediators and the Goethe-Institut Mumbai.


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Becoming Flower | MAMAC, Nice

A group exhibition at MAMAC Nice, curated by Hélène Guenin and Rébecca François and part of the Nice Biennal of Arts 2022. With works by Laurence Aëgerter, Maria Thereza Alves, Isa Barbier, Yto Barrada, Hicham Berrada, Minia Biabiany, Melanie Bonajo, Bianca Bondi, Fatma Bucak, Chiara Camoni, Ali Cherri, Jean Comandon & Pierre de Fonbrune, Marinette Cueco, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Andy Goldsworthy, Nona Inescu, Kapwani Kiwanga, Tetsumi Kudo, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Ana Mendieta, Marie Menken, Otobong Nkanga, Dennis Oppenheim, Uriel Orlow, Gabriel Orozco, Giuseppe Penone, Pia Rönicke, Michelle Stuart, Anaïs Tondeur, NILS-UDO, Zheng Bo.

Becoming flower? At a time when ecosystems and climate breakthrough is leading us to rethink our relationship with nature and the living world, we can wonder what can we learn from flowers, from their resilience, from their constant adaptation to their environment, from their sobriety? Vulnerable and essential, they are an indispensable driving force of life: they produce the food that humans, animals and insects consume and the oxygen that we breathe. With scientific advances in plant intelligence and a new approach to life, our fascination for them is growing – far beyond mere aesthetic pleasure. Symbols of fragility and rebirth, they are becoming a particularly powerful indicator for lighting up current issues. Through the eyes of artists, “Becoming Flower” attempts to bring a new and a sensitive light on contemporary ecological, anthropological and geopolitical issues. The exhibition brings to light a botany of world history, as well as new forms of attention, sensitivity and thought.


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Mascara Film Club | Mascara Bar, London

Screening of the film The Crown Against Mafavuke in Mascara Film Club, an intermittent artist-run film club which takes place in a bar in North-East London. It regularly screens artists’ moving image in more convivial contexts, “batting lashes to the rhythm of the unexpected, the seductive, the challenging, the political, the overlooked and the underseen”. Mascara Film Club is organised by Rufus Rock, Daisy Smith and Kasia Lukasik.


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British Art Show 9 | The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth

Uriel Orlow, Learning from Artemisia

Held every five years to showcase the work of British artists who have made a significant contribution to international contemporary art, the ninth British Art Show (BAS9) is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar and includes work by over 40 artists. In The Levinsky Gallery are exhibited works by Cooking Sections, Sean Edwards, GAIKA, Maeve Brennan, Grace Ndiritu, Katie Schwab and Abigail Reynolds.


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