“A New We” opening at Kunsthall Trondheim (Norway), featuring R.A.W. and Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology present “Welcome to the Secretome (Trondheim)”

Rachel Mayeri: Video still from Primate Cinema: Apes as Family (2012), 22 minutes. Actor: Denise Pearlman. Two channel installation. Courtesy of the artist.

A New We
14.09 – 21.12 2017
Amanda Ackerman & Dan Richert, Honey Biba Beckerlee, Ursula Biemann, Karin Bolender, Francisco Gallardo & Audrey Samson, Kathy High, Oskar Jakobsen, Arendse Krabbe, Rosemary Lee, Rachel Mayeri, angela rawlings, Asbjørn Skou

Special presentations: Krista Caballero & Frank Ekeberg, Johannes Heldén

Exhibition opening: Thursday, September 14, 6.30pm

Chapter 1: September 14 – October 29. Krista Caballero and Frank Ekeberg

Chapter 2: November 02 – December 2. Johannes Heldén

Kunsthall Trondheim is happy to present A New We, a group exhibition focusing on multispecies storytelling and empathy. The exhibition is co-curated with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology (Dea Antonsen and Ida Bencke, Denmark).

What sort of collectives are at stake in this so-called Anthropocene epoch – in a time when the human is identified as a crucial, and excessively destructive geological force? How do mutating ecologies change and redefine more-than-human communities; what worlds are disappearing, and what worlds are emerging when species meet at the threshold of planetary mass-extinctions? How do we inhabit these wretched landscapes, a blasted earth? Who is implied in this ‘we’; which specific histories and living materialities are encircling it? What sort of voices arise when ‘we’ make ourselves known? How do we, as humans, commit ourselves to ongoing writings of more-than-human histories without claiming ownership of the stories?

A New We does not attempt to (re)present things from the perspective of a detached ‘neutrality’. ‘We’ do not stand apart, there is no ‘outside’ to withdraw to. The exhibition relays stories upon stories, voices upon voices, worlds upon worlds in which life makes itself known while writing and rewriting (hi)stories. A New We insist on speculation, on staying with the trouble of particular, specific communities of unalike partners, together building worlds – however temporary, fragile and problematic these worlds turn out to be. A New We insist on contemplation, on the time it takes to get to know each other, to experience radical otherness and to slowly start to spawn the kind of sensitivities and empathies needed in order to create healing communities on a wounded earth.

Read more about the exhibition

The exhibition is supported by Danish Arts Council, Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway and Canon.

Participate in some of the artworks:
angela rawlings, performance 10.09
Karin Bolender, workshop      11.09
Arendse Krabbe, city walk     16.09

Kunsthall Trondheim
Kongens gate 2
7011 Trondheim, Norway

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