Catalogue published on the occasion of the group exhibition Devenir fleur / Becoming flower 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.More
12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art | Still Present! | June 2022
Published on the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2022, with texts by Ana Teixeira Pinto, Ari Gautier, Blanca Victoria López, Blandine Chavanne, Boudou Karima, David Chavalarias, Đỗ Tường Linh, Doreen Mende, Florian Sông Nguyễn, Forensic Architecture, Francoise Vergès, Gesine Borcherdt, Giscard Bouchotte, Haig Aivazian, Heidi Ballet, Huey Copeland, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Joanna Warsza, Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi, Kader Attia, Kim West, Lotte Arndt, Marie Helene Pereira, Maryam Kazeem, Matteo Lucchetti, Michele Faguet, Moses März, Najrin Islam, Negar Azimi, Noam Segal, Olivier Marboeuf, Omar Kholeif, Prabhakar Kamble, Praneet Soi, Przemysław Strożek, Rachel Kent, Rasha Salti, Reem Shadid, Rijin Sahakian, Sabine Weier, Samira Ghoualmia, Sarah Rogers, Sumesh-Manoj-Sharma, Tammy Nguyen, William J. Simmons, Zach Blas.More
Taipei Biennial 2020 | You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet | Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard
Taipei Biennial 2020 titled “You and I don’t Live on the Same Planet” was co-curated by French scholars Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard, along with Eva Lin as the public programs curator. This exhibition invited 57 artists and teams from 27 countries and territories with specialized expertise in fields such as political science, sociology, geography, marine science, and relevant humanities and history departments. Considering that the world is facing serious ecological conflicts and that acknowledges and perceptions toward the world or planet are utterly disparate, the curatorial team introduces the concept of “political and diplomatic tactics” to create “new diplomatic encounters”.
Icone Vegetali. Arte e botanica nel secolo XXI | March 2022
Catalogue of the group exhibition Icone vegetali. Art and Botanics in the 21st century in Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, Italy, March-August 2022.More
Take Care: Kunst & Medizin
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Take Care: Art and Medicine, Kunsthaus Zurich (April-July 2022), with contributions by Vincent Barras, Christoph Becker, Flurin Condrau, Georges Didi-Huberman, Cathérine Hug, Adina Kamien, Bonaventure Ndikung, Muriel Pic, Linda Schädler, Agnès Virole, Nicola von Luterotti.More
British Art Show 9
Presented every five years, the British Art Show provides a vital survey of contemporary art in the UK. This, its ninth edition, has been developed at an extraordinary moment in British history, a time during which the UK was in the last throes of Brexit negotiations and, along with the rest of the world, finding ways to cope with a global pandemic.
British Art Show 9 is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar and is structured around three main themes: healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. The 47 artists in the exhibition look at how we live with and give voice to difference; explore alternative economies; and propose ways of living together that emphasise commonality and collaboration.
This dynamic catalogue includes two wide-ranging curatorial essays, over 200 colour illustrations and original texts on all 47 artists.
Featured artists: Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Simeon Barclay, Oliver Beer, Zach Blas, Kathrin Böhm, Maeve Brennan, James Bridle, Helen Cammock, Than Hussein Clark, Cooking Sections, Jamie Crewe, Oona Doherty, Sean Edwards, Mandy El-Sayegh, Mark Essen, GAIKA, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Goddard, Anne Hardy, Celia Hempton, Andy Holden, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Maheke, Elaine Mitchener, Oscar Murillo, Grace Ndiritu, Uriel Orlow, Hardeep Pandhal, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Heather Phillipson, Joanna Piotrowska, Abigail Reynolds, Margaret Salmon, Hrair Sarkissian, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, Marianna Simnett, Victoria Sin, Hanna Tuulikki, Caroline Walker, Alberta Whittle and Rehana Zaman.More
Critical Zones The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth | Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel (eds.)
This monumental volume, drawn from a 2020 exhibition at the ZKM Center for Art and Media, portrays the disorientation of life in a world facing climate change. It traces this disorientation to the disconnection between two different definitions of the land on which modern humans live: the sovereign nation from which they derive their rights, and another one, hidden, from which they gain their wealth—the land they live on, and the land they live from. Charting the land they will inhabit, they find not a globe, not the iconic “blue marble,” but a series of critical zones—patchy, heterogenous, discontinuous.
With short texts, longer essays, and more than 500 illustrations, the contributors explore the new landscape on which it may be possible for humans to land—what it means to be “on Earth,” whether the critical zone, the Gaia, or the terrestrial. They consider geopolitical conflicts and tools redesigned for the new “geopolitics of life forms.” The “thought exhibition” described in this book opens a fictional space to explore the new climate regime; the rest of the story is unknown.
Contributors: Bruno Latour, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Sonia Levy, Jan Zalasiewicz, Clémence Hallé, Anne-Sophie Milon, Robert Boschman, Karen Holmberg, John Tresch, Richard Powers, Pierre Charbonnier, Paul Jobin, Timothy Mitchell, Steve Banwart, Robert Boschman, Gerard de Vries, Matthieu Duperrex, Stefanie Rau, Joseph Leo Koerner, Jérôme Gaillardet, Alexandra Arènes, Marie-Claire Pierret, Susan L. Brantley, Daniel D. Richter, Sharon A. Billings, William E. Dietrich, Aleksandar Rankovic, Simon Schaffer, Jeanne Etelain, Timothy M. Lenton, Sébastien Dutreuil, Bettina Korintenberg, Pauline Goul, Alexander W. Schindler, Anne Schreiber, Anuradha Mathur, Dilip da Cunha, Ali Gharib, Siegfried Zielinski, Laura Dassow Walls, Isabelle Stengers, Verónica Calvo Valenzuela, Sarah Vanuxem, Dorothea Condé, Pierre-Yves Condé, Estelle Zhong Mengual, Vinciane Despret, Johanna Ziebritzki, Hanna Jurisch, Emilie Hache, Mira Hirtz, Nikolaj Schultz, Daniel Irrgang, Yohji Suzuki, Emanuele Coccia, Benedikte Zitouni, Joseph Leo Koerner, Rachel Libeskind, Robert Preusse, Stefanie Rau, Jennifer Gabrys, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Lena Reitschuster, Olga Lukyanova, Michael Flower, Jonathan Gray, Anna Krzywoszynska, Daria Mille, Pierre Wat, Martin Guinard, Frédérique Aït-Touati, Donna Haraway.
Art and Climate Change | Maja Fowkes, Reuben Fowkes
Art and Climate Change collects a wide range of artistic responses to our current ecological emergency. When the future of life on Earth is threatened, creative production for its own sake is not enough. Through contemporary artworks, artists are calling for an active, collective engagement with the planet in order to illuminate some of the structures that threaten biological survival.
Exploring the meeting point of decolonial reparation and ecological restoration, artists are remaking history by drawing on the latest ecological theories, scientific achievements, and indigenous worldviews to engage with the climate crisis. Across five chapters, authors Maja and Reuben Fowkes examine these artworks that respond to the Anthropocene and its detrimental impact on the planet’s climate, from scenes of nature decimated by ongoing extinction events and landscapes turned to waste by extraction, to art coming out of the communities most affected by the environmental injustice of climate change.
Featuring a broad range of media, including painting, photography, conceptual, installation, and performance, this text also dives into eco-conscious art practices that have created a new kind of artistic community by stressing a common mission for creators all over the world. In this art history, the authors emphasize the importance of caring for and listening to marginalized and indigenous communities while addressing climate uncertainty, deforestation, toxicity, and species extinction. By proposing scenarios for sustainable futures, today’s artists are reshaping our planet’s history, as documented in this heavily illustrated book.
Maja Fowkes is a curator and art historian with a focus on the theory and aesthetics of Eastern European art from the socialist era to the present. Fowkes is a co-director of the Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art in London.
Reuben Fowkes is a curator and art historian with a focus on the theory and aesthetics of Eastern European art from the socialist era to the present. Fowkes is a co-director of the Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art in London.