With the exhibition Polarities - Psychology and Politics of Being Ecological – including the projects of this years winners of the BAD Award – MU stays with the Anthropocene trouble by tapping in on the extremities of our time, seen from the collaborative perspectives of scientists and artists, without losing sight of the way we must eventually all learn how to cope with drastic changes.
'The Extended Mind' proposes that our cognition – that is our mind, thoughts, reasoning, perception, imagination, intelligence, emotion and experience – does not just take place within our brains. It also takes place through our bodies and the broader world and enabled by all the tools, technologies, institutions, materials and techniques we might use to orientate our understanding of where we are in the world.
The Dutch contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano comprises a programme of events in Milan, Rotterdam, and a publication. It takes the complex relationships between light and dark, between seeing and not seeing, as a starting point for an exploration of their conflicting effects on humans, the Earth and other organisms.
On-Trade-Off: The Weight of Wonders is an artistic trajectory initiated by Picha (DRC) and Enough Room for Space (BE). The exhibition shows works by Sammy Baloji, Marjolijn Dijkman, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Musasa, Jean Katambayi, Georges Senga and Daddy Tshikaya. On-Trade-Off highlights lithium (li3), which is considered 'the new black gold' because of its crucial role in the global transition to a fossil-free economy.
Future Genealogies, Tales From The Equatorial Line takes the Equator’s imaginary line not as one of demarcation—the majestic Congo River disregards it by straddling it twice—but rather of imbrication. At its closest a place where earth gravity alleviates and where the poles’ magnetic attractions balance each other, the equatorial latitude opens the possibility for narratives that respond to alternate compasses, recognizes new centers of gravity and where de-polarized stories can unfold.
The Screen City Biennial 2019 aims to present, facilitate and examine art and artistic inquiry questioning the effect of human action on implicated ecologies.
‘Reclaiming Vision’, Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen will be shown on an immersive widescreen format at the Levyhalli hall at Suomenlinna. The cinematic piece features various processes in brackish water and its inhabitants that are hidden to the naked human eye. Curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi.
The narrative path of the exhibition Under Water uniquely avoids analysing ideological problems in the Anthropocene Era and those that can be considered as scenarios of a “post-water” future.
The exhibition title Being(s) with draws our attention from human-centered thinking to how everything is connected through various intertwining, co-dependent materials, beings and technologies. However, these relations are not purely harmonious. The challenge of being with others is the core of the exhibition. Its twenty selected artists provide an extensive study of how non-human factors and powers shape our lives.
Uncommon Nature looks towards ideas of collective experience and the inherent multiplicity that is encapsulated within it both online and ‘in real life’. Satellite is a screen-based public art project that exists across multiple public locations simultaneously. With: Jonathas de Andrade, Marjolijn Dijkman, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Martina Amati, Rä di Martino.