QM&A ARTIST COLLECTIVE 2021 GROUP EXHIBITION
“Lives are by definition precarious: they can be expunged at will or by accident; their persistence is in no sense guaranteed. In some sense, this is a feature of all life, and there is no thinking of life which is not precarious […] Precarity designates the politically induced condition in which certain populations suffer from failing social and economic networks of support and become differentially exposed to injury, violence and death.” ― Judith Butler, Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
And yet, we still manage to hold hands and find a home, even in the precarious circumstances, in not the same equal environment, by being not similar at all, in the context of a dysfunctional human-nature relationship, dominated by technology, and constantly confused.
The exhibition is the voice of the collective, of the individual, of the artist living in the contemporary landscape, which is characterized by a variety of economic, political, and social issues.
In 2021 for the six months, 16 artists have been exploring how precarious and vulnerable lives are intertwined. By working in pairs without a given topic, we touched the related realm of the circumstance we live in. Although the medium of artworks stands at a wide range, from print and drawing to sound and performance, the united perception of the wake of changing conditions can be recognized in each of the artwork being presented in the group show.
Bita Bell, Sarah Braid, Rehema Chachage, Kristina Cyan, Pedro Del Real, Afraz Entessari, Lisa Großkopf, Marcel Lazăr, Mary Maggic, Zhanina Marinova, Maaijke Middelbeek, Christian Murzek, Xenia Snapiro, Maren Streich, Huda Takriti, Ciwan Veysel
Curated by Ale Zapata, Urtė Špeirokaitė, Philipp Renda, Justina Špeirokaitė
OPENING EVENING – 6 APRIL:
6 PM – 10 PM
Program TBA soon