Migros Museum

Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories

07 Mar - 31 May 2020

Mark Dion, The Library for the Birds of Zürich, 2016/20, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Zina Saro-Wiwa, Karikpo Pipeline, 2015, Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary, London
Mishka Henner, Levelland Oil Field, Hockley County, Texas, 2013, Randall County Feedyard,
Amarillo, Texas, 2013, Courtesy Galleria Bianconi, Milan
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Kiluanji Kia Henda, Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return), 2017, Courtesy the artist
Reena Saini Kallat, Siamese Trees, 2018–19, Courtesy Chemould Prescott Road and Reena Kallat
Studio Carolina Caycedo, Serpent River Book and Serpent Table, 2017, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Almagul Menlibayeva, Astana.Departure, 2016–20, Courtesy American Eurasian Art Advisors LLC.
Himali Singh Soin, we are opposite like that, 2019, Courtesy the artist
Exhibition view Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Monira Al Qadiri, Spectrum 1, 2016, Divine Memory, 2019, OR–BIT 1, 2016, Courtesy the artist
Tabita Rezaire, Deep Down Tidal, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg/London
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York - A Botany of Colonization, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris / Brussels
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York - A Botany of Colonization, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris / Brussels
Alberto Baraya, Berlin Expedition and Sicily Expedition, Herbario de Plantas Artificiales (Herbarium of Artificial Plants), 2014/18, Courtesy Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid and Instituto de Visión, Bogotá
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Jakob Kudsk Steensen, RE-ANIMATED, 2018/2019, Sammlung Migros Museum für
Gegenwartskunst
Exhibition view at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2020, photo: Stefan Altenburger
Tabita Rezaire, Deep Down Tidal, 2017, Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg/London, Photo: Lorenzo Pusterla
Jakob Kudsk Steensen, RE-ANIMATED, 2018/2019, VR Installation, VR Screenshot, Courtesy the artist
Ursula Biemann, Deep Weather, 2013, Videostill, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
POTENTIAL WORLDS 1: PLANETARY MEMORIES
7 March – 31 May 2020

Monira Al Qadiri, Maria Thereza Alves, Alberto Baraya, Ursula Biemann, Carolina Caycedo, Cooking Sections, Mark Dion, Mishka Henner, Reena Saini Kallat, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Almagul Menlibayeva, Katja Novitskova, Tabita Rezaire, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Himali Singh Soin

Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories is the first in a series of two exhibitions that will explore the relationship between humans and nature. The art gathered in both shows scrutinizes the interactions between man and nature from a variety of angles and limns potential future scenarios of life on earth. The works on view in the first chapter draw attention to the ways in which the environment has been appropriated in the pursuit of power and resources, shedding light on the repercussions for both nature and social fabrics. They also interrogate conceptions of knowledge in the natural sciences that have been developed in the course of man’s power-driven appropriation of the natural world.

An accompanying publication with essays by Benjamin H. Bratton, T. J. Demos, Suad Garayeva-Maleki & Heike Munder, Reza Negarestani and Jussi Parikka, as well as short texts by Milena Bürge, Anna Fech and Rabea Kaczor will be released in the summer of 2020.

The exhibition will be on view at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku from July 10 until September 27, 2020.
 

Tags: María Thereza Alves, Alberto Baraya, Ursula Biemann, Carolina Caycedo, Mark Dion, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Mishka Henner, Reena Saini Kallat, Almagul Menlibayeva, Katja Novitskova, Monira Al Qadiri, Tabita Rezaire, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Cooking Sections, Himali Singh Soin, Jakob Kudsk Steensen