NEWS

Forthcoming exhibitions & projects:

 

Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies)

Tallinna Kunstihoone – Tallinn Art Hall (EE), 8 June – 5 September 2021;

touring to IMPAKT – Media Organisaton, Utrecht (NL), 3 November – 23 December 2021

 

Digging up the Future, retrospective exhibition Maarten Vanden Eynde

Mu.Zee – Museum of Modern Art, Ostend (BE)

3 September 2021 – 16 January 2022

(co-curated with Ilse Roosens)

 

IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht (NL)

3 – 7 November (co-curated with Arjon Dunnewind)

IMPAKT Festival (founded 1988) showcases films, video art, performances, music, conferences and other special events with works by international artists. Dealing with questions about society, digital culture and media, the festival aims to tackle pressing questions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

https://impakt.nl/

 

Elefsina Mon Amour

The flagship international contemporary art exhibition for Cultural Capital of Europe 2023 (GR)

 
 

New & Forthcoming publications:

 

Digging up the Future 

Monograph Maarten Vanden Eynde, MMXX

Published by Mercatorfonds/Yale University Press

Editor: Katerina Gregos

Texts by: Katerina Gregos, Sven Beckert, Oulimata Gueye, Nav Haq, Jan Zalasiewicz
Graphic design: Raf Vancampenhoudt, Lennart Van den Bossche

Languages: English, French, Dutch
224 pages with 200+ color illustrations

Hardcover

ISBN-13978-0300253962

Bringing together works from the past 20 years, this book introduces readers to multidisciplinary Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde (b. 1977) has established a research-based practice, which spans diverse social, economic, environmental, and anthropological perspectives. His work covers some of the most important subjects of our time from extractivism, ecology, and colonialism to the after-effects of colonialism. The book is built up as an alternative encyclopedia of the history of human kind, investigating our influence on planet Earth. It proposes an industrial and post-industrial archaeology of the future, mapping out a speculative "future-fiction" of our evolutionary traces, and offers a survey of Vanden Eynde's work from the past two decades.

Family Matters: Conversations about Old Spirits, the Question of Belonging, and Complementary  

Monograph Viron Erol Vert

Published by Distanz Verlag

Editors: Kristina Kramer, Didem Yazici

Texts by: Ingo Arend, Stephane Bauer, Katerina Gregos, Eva Scharrer, Angelika Stepken, Didem Yazici, Misal Adnan Yildiz

Graphic design: Krzysztof Pyda

Language: English

224 pages with 139 colour illustrations

ISBN 978–3–95476–325–2

 

Family and cultural conditioning play a crucial role in the work of the German Turkish artist Viron Erol Vert. His expansive installations and sculptures explore religious systems, cultural identities, and linguistic experiences. Everyday objects and textiles are recurring media in Vert's works, which also examines sexuality, gender, and heritage. The publication Family Matters is the first to document a cross section of Vert's work. It communicates his unfaltering perspective of cultural hegemony that results from identity politics. 

 

Marianna Christofides: Days In Between (monograph)

Published by Hatje Cantz

Editors: Brenda Hollweg, Marianna Christofides

Texts by Bernd Bräunlich, Érik Bullot, Marianna Christofides, Katerina Gregos, Brenda Hollweg, Vanessa Joan Müller, Elena Parpa, Andrei Siclodi, John Sundholm

Graphic design by baldinger.vu-huu

Language: English

272 pages with 284 illustrations

Hardcover

ISBN 978-3-7757-4882-7

 

Days In Between is Marianna Christofides’ decade-long project of multi-layered encounters with the Balkans, one of Europe’s most historically and geopolitically contested "fracture zones". Initially realized as a 16mm essay film, the project has continued to evolve in various modes: as multi-channel analogue film projection, site-specific audio installation, serigraphy prints, light sculpture, geologic-photographic assemblage, text and 16mm film study. This book draws on Christofides’ recent solo exhibition at MNAC, Bucharest and gives, for the first time, a profound insight into her diverse aesthetic work and unique artistic practice. It assembles nine critical voices from the arts and academic world. Thinking with new materialism, Deleuzian film theory, and philosophical studies on time and space, the contributors highlight the multiple enfolded ways in which the artist’s work opens up to conversations around landscape and space in postcolonial contexts, essayistic film practice and forms of critical-emancipatory knowledge production in the arts.

Associate Institutions: Berlin Senate Office for Culture and Europe (DE); Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn (DE); Künstlerhaus Büchsen-hausen, Innsbruck (AT); MNAC Bucharest (RO); ENSA Bourges (FR); Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme (DE)

 

Becoming Human: A Compendium

Edited by Katerina Gregos with Zane Ozola

 

Published by Mousse (forthcoming)

Commissioned and produced by the Riga Biennial Foundation