Shopping: Pineapple, Sauerkraut, Wasabi, Chickpea, a solo show by Elia Nurvista, 20 May – 8 July 2023, Šopa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia.
The projects featured in this show depart from Indonesian artist Elia Nurvista’s interest in recipes and food as cultural value. The exhibition highlights different political agendas and discrepancies between the acceptance of goods, including food products, and the rejection of humans, for example, asylum seekers/migrants. It further explores the difference between the representations of local (traditional) and global (exotic) food cultures.
Grounding ~ Seeding is an international group exhibition and events programme, with artists Marwa Arsanios, Chto Delat, Kitti Gosztola & Bence György Pálinkás, Francisco Huichaqueo, Saodat Ismailova, Amanda Piña, Emília Rigová, 29 April until 15 July 2022, tranzit, Bratislava, Slovakia
– curated by Judit Angel, Alessandra Pomarico, Borbála Soós, Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu
How can we unlearn the violent and destructive paradigms of colonial, racial, patriarchal capitalism, and imagine a world in which different knowledge systems are equally valuable and cooperate to defend life in all its forms?
Grounding ~ Seeding is a way to commit, through exhibition making, to laying the foundations for a long-term trajectory of epistemological reconstruction, and seeding decolonial ideas and gestures toward a different future, one that looks at several generations before and after ours. Grounding ~ Seeding is the inagurates the long-term programme, A World of Many Worlds, sharing the Zapatista vision of a world based on horizontal, inclusive and equitable relations, where all forms of knowledge are considered valuable.
Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, 30 November 2016 until 28 January 2017, Tenderpixel, London
Tell me the story Of all these things is an accumulation of several narrative threads drawing together intimate conversations between the artist and her two sisters, ominous animated visions of a metamorphosing body, e-learning training on Prevent, and staged, performed gestures. The work takes its title from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee, a novel that deploys a variety of texts to examine themes of dislocation and fragmentation. Taking Cha’s work as a departure point, the exhibitions explores processes of disassembling as constitutive of lived experience.
Collaboration Beyond Consensus – Rehearsing Collectivity, Priscila Fernandes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Krétakör, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Rehana Zaman, May 2015, OFF-Biennale, Budapest, hosted by tranzit.hu, Budapest, Hungary
In his book, ‘The Nightmare of Participation’, first published in 2010, Markus Miessen describes participation, collaboration and collectivity as only pseudo-democratic terms. The words participation and consensus have become increasingly overused, and their uncritical, naive or even romantic applications are frightening. Miessen enters the discussion as an architect, but also advocates for vigorous cross-disciplinary intrusions...
Social Choreography – an Ecology of Collective Experience, Julie Born Schwartz, Priscila Fernandes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Rosalind Nashashibi, Katarina Zdjelar, 5, 6,7 March 2015, Tenderpixel, London, UK
‘[...]dancing together is as much about how we come together to enact a community as it is about enacting and expressing the ideological framework that a community requires to persist. It is about doing community, as action and as ideology.’
– Benjamin Pohlig on Social choreography...
Acting Truthfully Under the Circumstances, Feiko Beckers, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Jacopo Miliani, Timothy Ivison and Julia Tcharfas, Rehana Zaman,14 November until 20 December 2014, Tenderpixel, London, UK
The exhibition considers artworks that use the structure of the stage and certain conventions of scriptwriting as a framework for investigations into relationships, social interactions, and political ecologies. Taking theatre as an open ended process with its multiple contexts and references, the exhibition acts as catalyst for performances, screenings, talks and other forms of engagement...