NOME is pleased to announce the group exhibition NOME, a lexicon. Celebrating the gallery’s five year anniversary, the show is online and will open at the gallery on June 12, 2020.
Featuring works by Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles, James Bridle, Ingrid Burrington, Paolo Cirio, Cian Dayrit, Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen, Goldin+Senneby, Igor Grubić, Khaled Hafez, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sajan Mani, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Quayola, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kirsten Stolle, and Xiyadie. Curated by Luca Barbeni and Jesi Khadivi.
NOME, a lexicon is an exhibition in two chapters: a web-based visual essay and an exhibition at the gallery’s Glogauer Str location that looks back at five years of our activities, surveying the building blocks of the distinct language and discourse propagated by our program. NOME was founded in 2015 to support and disseminate the work of artists grappling with the pressing social, political, and cultural issues of our times. Their practices—often driven by conceptual, documentary, and investigative approaches—shed new light on our reality.
Organized around a set of terms that have defined the NOME’s conceptual and theoretical commitments over the past five years, the exhibited artworks provide overlapping, at times oppositional, ways of entering and grappling with these concepts. In this light, NOME, a lexicon is both a poly-vocal examination of topics related to black sites, copyright, greenhwashing, finance, and queer culture, among other topics—as well as a form of autocritique. Working across a broad array of media—including photography, video, drawing, painting, and sculpture—the artists presented in the exhibition share a commitment to re-envisioning the contours of our world, both the visible and the invisible, through techniques of documentary, appropriation, mapping, visualization, and humor.
to protect our visitors and team we are adopting measures in accordance with the Berlin State Directive. A maximum of four people is allowed in the exhibition space, please wear your nose and mouth protection.