Kunsthall Trondheim
Past event
Exhibition opening

A New We

Rachel Mayeri: Stillbilde fra Primate Cinema: Apes as Family, 2012, 22 minutter. Skuespiller: Denise Pearlman. Tokanals installasjon. Gjengitt med tillatelse fra kunstneren

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

Special presentations: Krista Caballero & Frank Ekeberg, Johannes Heldén

Kunsthall Trondheim are pleased to invite you to exhibition opening of A New We and conversation with the artists.

What sort of collectives are at stake in the so-called Anthropocene? How do mutating ecologies change and rewrite 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’; what situated histories and lively materialities are encircling it? How do we commit to sustainable practices of knowledge, dedicated not to objectifications, but to a profound caring for each other in never innocent movements between life and death? How do we, as specifically situated humans commit ourselves to ongoing writings of multispecies storytellings without assuming ownership of the stories?

The exhibition is co-curated with Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology (Dea Antonsen and Ida Bencke, Denmark).

While the exhibition in the main part of the space will be ongoing throughout the fall, our inner room will be dedicated to two different presentations, two ‘chapters’, operating within a different time frame: during the first chapter you will find an installation by with Krista Caballero (USA) and Frank Ekeberg (Norway). From November 2 Johannes Heldén (Sweden) will take over the room.

Thanks to Danish Arts Council, Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway and Canon.