Building Ground on Shifting Sand
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin.

The exhibition ECOLOGIES OF DARKNESS. BUILDING GROUNDS ON SHIFTING SANDS brought together the works of fifteen artists whose practices address the existential, ecological, historical and political “intimacies” that sustain the world we live in, bringing into relation spheres of interconnected existences that are in constant motion, while experimenting with poetic figurations of queer futures. The exhibition delves into the question of the possible conditions of the transmission of visibility and the forms of resistance that can emerge when we practice forms of dis-location and dis-identification in art, writing, and in our daily lives.

Together, they form an emergent ecology of practices that attempt to navigate the complex architectures of power while making rooms for and experimenting with the possibilities of transmission and resonances in darkness, by inventing new poetics, codes, languages, forms of communing and new technologies of healings.

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Opening 10.01.2019 19:00

With: Hera Chan & Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Mandy El-Sayegh, Nilbar Güreş, Natasha Mendonca, Markues, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Pallavi Paul, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Tabita Rezaire, Bahia Shehab, Sheida Soleimani, Ana Vaz, Helen Zeru, Pamela Z


With: Hera Chan, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Alexis Chan & Nhu Duong, Dilar Dirik, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Jeannette Ehlers, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Karina Griffith, Shuruq Harb, Juliana Huxtable, Olivier Marboeuf and Ana Vaz, Jota Mombaça, Valeria Montti Colque, Pallavi Paul, Luiza Prado, Sepideh Rahaa, Tara Transitory & Nguyễn Baly, Airi Triisberg, Mikey Woodbridge and Lucio Vidal.

Curators: Elena Agudio, Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Federica Bueti
In collaborations with: Kelly Krugman
Project coordination Jörg Peter Schulze and Lema Sikod
Communication Anna Jäger