Museum Tinguely

Territories of Waste

On the Return of the Repressed

14 Sep 2022 - 08 Jan 2023

Hira Nabi, All That Perishes at the Edge of Land, 2019 (filmstill) Single-channel, digital © courtesy Hira Nabi.
Eloise Hawser, The Tipping Hall, 2019, Set 3, Istanbul Biennial, Courtesy the artist and VI, VII, Oslo. Commissioned by the 16th Istanbul Biennial. Co-produced by the 16th Istanbul Biennial and MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain with the support of Bilge & Haro Cümbüşyan, Arts Council England and artgenève/ artmonte-carlo.
Photo: Sahir Ugur Eren
Eric Hattan, Jet d’OH!, 2000, Waste bin, waste, release mechanism, 120 cm high, ø 40 cm © Photo: 2000, Claude Joray, courtesey Transfert, Biel/Bienne
The current planetary crisis has ensured that the proliferation of environmental pollutants has once more become a focus of artistic practice, alongside climate change and mass extinction. The group exhibition Territories of Waste at Museum Tinguely focusses attention on this contemporary artistic engagement and asks where such discussions are taking place today, as well as taking a new look from this perspective at the art of the second half of the twentieth century. The group show is intended as an accumulation or gathering of many voices that takes the dynamically mixed quality of waste seriously as a structuring concept. The exhibition landscape that spreads out from a central point is connected by six main themes that run through it like a network.

Artists: Helène Aylon, Lothar Baumgarten, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Joseph Beuys, Rudy Burckhardt, Carolina Caycedo, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Julien Creuzet, Agnes Denes, Douglas Dunn, Eric Hattan, Eloise Hawser, Fabienne Hess, Barbara Klemm, Diana Lelonek, Hira Nabi, Otobong Nkanga, Otto Piene, realities:united, Romy Rüegger, Ed Ruscha, Tita Salina & Irwan Ahmett, Tejal Shah, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Nicolás García Uriburu, Raul Walch, Pinar Yoldaş and more.