The exhibition POSTCENTRAL touches on the question of where “the body” can be found and where it might be heading, with a focus on non-naturalist ideas of women’s and queer bodies as spaces of futurity and potential.
Curated by Navine G. Khan- Dossos. With Zach Blas, Jesse Darling, Marjolijn Dijkman, Antye Guenther, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Kirsten Stolle, Addie Wagenknecht, Xiyadie.
Solo exhibition with collaborative works by Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen including the sculptural installation Liquid Properties, the film Reclaiming Vision and the photo series Aberrations, all produced in 2018.
The TENDENCIES exhibition focuses on works that question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them. For this fourth edition, it looks at our relationship with possible futures, be they dystopian or utopian.
Sound and visual installations by six artists, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jerry Galle, Mikkel Rørbo, Kris Verdonck, Pierre Jean Giloux, and SEAD Collective, are brought together to provoke an overview effect, like that experienced by certain astronauts when they observe Earth from space and realise how fragile life is.
This LUNÄ Talk, held as part of On-Trade-Off, will focus on the environmental, social and economic implications of the extraction and processing of lithium. Hosted by the artists Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde, researchers Raf Custers, Jeroen Cuvelier, Zheng Li, Tine Hens will engage in conversation with the artists Femke Herregraven, Sammy Baloji and Jean Katambayi who are part of the project On-Trade-Off.
HIAP offers space for experimental, cross-disciplinary art practices and to actively contribute to topical debates. With on the 3rd of April: Artist Talk at Publics, Helsinki & on the 5th of April: Post-Fossil Transition Project: Learning Circle hosted by Marjolijn Dijkman at HIAP Suomenlinna.
The sculptural installation Liquid Properties, realised in collaboration with Toril Johannessen, is currently on view as part of the group exhibition Time Within Time at Verbeke Foundation, a private art site where culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand. Liquid Properties is an experiment that looks at how we relate to (microscopic) life, questioning what is considered attractive, natural, resilient, repulsive, toxic or harmful.
Human beings, nature, money, data, goods ..., all around us, nearby or very far away, everything is continuously in flux. The artists in this exhibition do not position themselves in the focal points of current events. They move quietly and unravel the deeper nature of mankind as a species in constant motion.
E.S.P. will present work that complicates notions of science and fiction and the binary systems of knowledge they have come to represent. The series opens with Reclaiming Vision(2018), by Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen and Motion at a Distance (2018) by Lindsay Packer and Andrew Yong Hoon Lee. The screening will conclude with Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals (1978) by Jean Painlevé.
Navigating Polarities, measures the blind spots of anthropocentric perspectives alongside – in underwater filmmaker Jean Painlevé’s words – “the mysteries and miracles of nature”. Exploring perception and world views through the lens of diverse fields of thought, the artist asks: How can shifting between the macroscopic and the microscopic help us to imagine complex systems that are otherwise hard to grasp?
The works in this group exhibition will create an awareness of how different elements are entangled in a network of relations. The complexity and relational nature in the works offer a change of perspective of the world and our place in it.