Uriel Orlow presents a newly commissioned installation at the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Titled Still Present! and curated by Kader Attia, the Biennale gathers artists from around the globe engage with the legacies of modernity and the resulting state of planetary emergency. In addition to their works, the exhibition features historical documents, including political and activist publications from the Archiv der Avantgarden – Egidio Marzona (AdA). The contributions reveal connections between colonialism, fascism, and imperialism, and propose decolonial strategies for the future, oriented around a set of questions: How can a decolonial ecology be shaped? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of historical narratives? How can the debate on restitution be reinvented beyond the return of plundered goods? Can the field of emotion be reclaimed through art?
Border Environments investigates the interplay between migration struggles and ecological processes. This two-day programme of talks, projects, screenings, and conversations seeks to examine the complex role the environment plays in the making of cross-border mobilities and immobilities. With this event, the Centre for Research Architecture is opening its regular Roundtable seminar to the public, with the aim of generating a broader conversation around these pressing issues.
Participants: Arun Agrawal, Dele Adeyemo, Andrea Bagnato, Border Ecologies Network, Nadine El-Enany, Sara Frikech, Uriel Orlow, Marina Otero Verzier, Hanna Rullmann & Faiza Ahmad Khan, Juanita Sundberg, Avi Varma, Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, (The School of Mutants), Gabrielle Wolf. The programme is organised by the Centre for Research Architecture in collaboration with the Het Nieuwe Instituut, and takes place in LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University Of London.