Seeing without a Seer is set up as a cooperative, imaginative and speculative exercise to grasp what is at stake in the act of seeing. What is 'seeing' and where is it located when we take non-human agencies into account? Can we, for instance, imagine how plants or stones ‘see’ their surroundings? In which ways could ‘machine vision’ influence our worldview? Artists: Anouk de Clercq, Tom Callemin, Marjolijn Dijkman, Hans Gremmen, Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen, Toril Johannessen, Taisuke Koyama, Tuula Närhinen, Juuso Noronkoski, Martine Stig, August Strindberg, Mikko Rikala.
Liquid Properties, made in collaboration with Toril Johannessen and commissioned by Munchmuseet on The Move, consists of the film Reclaiming Vision and an installation with glass sculptures. The film is a nature fiction film based on microscopy footage starring a cast of microorganisms from Akerselva and the inner Oslo Fjord, and filmed at the University of Oslo. Starting off from the assertion that looking evolved from the sea – eyes in fact evolved from marine algae – the film is a visual journey through various ways of looking at and relating to nature. The music is specially composed for the film by Henry Vega. Curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnell.
The exhibition "The End is Where We Start From. On Tsunamis, Nuclear Explosions and other Fairy Tales" brings together works of eight international visual artists whose work navigates on the intersection of art and long-term scientific research. Artists: Marjolijn Dijkman, Brian Duggan, Vera Isler, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Susanna Hertrich, Monika Niwelińska, David Rickard and Kirsten Stolle. Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne.
70 artists and artist collectives will present works across Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. The 21st Bienniale of Sydney will examine the state of ‘superposition’ by examining how it might operate in the world today. We are surrounded by conflicting ideas across all levels of humanity: different cultures; readings of nature and the universe; political ideologies and systems of government; interpretations of human history, the history of art and definitions of contemporary art.
Eurasia is a landmass that embraces a space between the western end of “Europe” and the eastern end of “Asia”. Albeit simplistic, taking this definition of Eurasia promises an exploratory, open-ended journey into one of the most complex way of thinking through the region, which questions existing borders and distinctions in all dimensions such as the geographical, cultural, political, and social ones – and in turn calls for new connections and pathways across cosmic, geologic and spiritual dimensions. With: Anton Karmanov, Binna Choi, Femke Herregraven, Jeonhwan Cho, Marjolijn Dijkman, Namsu Kim, Slavs and Tatars, You Mi, Byunghan Lee, Jeongtae Eun, Jipyeong Kim.