With: Marion Balac, Véronique Beland, Rocio Berenguer, Cindy Coutant, Marjolijn Dijkman, Eva L’Hoest, Anouk Kruithof, Mathilde Lavenne, Katherine Melançon, Victoire Thierrée.
Shifting Axis, Marjolijn Dijkman’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Germany, offers insight into the oeuvre of the Dutch artist, whose fascination with humankind’s hunger for knowledge and discovery has produced an exciting practice in which the paths of science, cultural history, and art converge. Dijkman’s critical and poetic investigations use scientific tools to facilitate her projects meanwhile fuelled by the humble acknowledgment that the basic questions and interests of scientific research are not “neutral” or objective but rather rooted in our cultures and ideologies. Nearly all Dijkman’s works question the perspective of human vision, by seeking to look in completely different directions, scales, and ways.
Electrify Everything brings together three inter-related bodies of work that draw upon the artist’s research into the history of electricity and the environmental impact of contemporary energy storage.
The exhibition includes a new immersive film, photos and a series of sculptures. In these works electricity becomes an actor, adopting an almost animistic character.
Live performance by Henry Vega and Jan Willem Troost with 'Reclaiming Vision' (Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen 2018) at 30 October 2021 (20:30). This film reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye, and is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see.
With: Christian Falsnaes, Max Guy, Minna Henriksson, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Ingela Ihrman, Toril Johannessen & Marjolijn Dijkman, Cheryl Pope, Sean Rapset, Wang & Söderström, Amanda Williams, and Michael x Ryan. Curated by the Floating Museum (Faheem Majeed, Andrew Schachman, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Avery R. Young).
Havet, Kalmar Art Museum's major summer exhibition, revolves around the four nodes of environment, mythology, loss and displacement. With: Filippa Arrias, Jonas Dahm, Marjolijn Dijkman, Toril Johannessen, Nuutti Koskinen, Nils Lagergren, Cecelia Mellberg, Birgitta Silfverhielm, Johan Thurfjell, Lotte Törnroth and works from the Kalmar Art Association’s collection.
The exhibition Aquaria – Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea reflects on the possibilities and new questions that arise we could come up against when rethinking our relationship with the marine world. With: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Julien Creuzet, Simon Denny, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Michela de Mattei, Alice des Reis, Eva Jack, Joan Jonas, Armin Linke, Superflex and Stef Veldhuis. Curated by Angela Rui.
Reclaiming places tells the story of a changing world, and the claims of indigenous people to inhabit the space that surrounds them and that they are made of. The works presented here are bound by joint environmental concerns. They also explore the notions of inhabiting the land - as well as exploiting - and possessing - it. With: Marwa Arsanios, Marjolijn Dijkman, Laura Huertas Millán, Joar Nango, Otobong Nkanga.
Through the curiosity and tenacity of artists’ investigations we encounter the manifold phenomena of the complex nature surrounding us. With: Rune Bosse, Stefanie Bühler, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tue Greenfort, Toril Johannessen, Sanna Kannisto, Anders Moseholm and Marika Seidler.
The COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests at the center of the climate crisis and ecological transition. Nominated artists: Karin Bolender (US), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Sara Favriau (FR), Collectif Fibra (PE), Julie C. Fortier (CN), Beya Gille Gacha (FR), Noémie Goudal (FR), Vincent Laval (FR), Erik Samakh (FR), Feda Wardak (FR). Award ceremony 16 June 2021.
Created in 2010 by the COAL association, the COAL Prize has in ten years become a vehicle for the identification, promotion and dissemination of artists all over the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations and production methods.