lunes, 10 de enero de 2022


Somerset House presents We Are History, a new group exhibition offering a different perspective on humanity's impact on the planet by tracing the complex interrelations between today’s climate crisis and legacies of colonialism.

The exhibition, which opens to coincide with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, spotlights the works of 11 artists with personal connections to countries in the Caribbean, South America and Africa, bringing to the fore the perspectives of their communities, not as an afterthought in climate debates, but as the source of resonant ideas and imagery related to social and environmental justice.

Curated by writer Ekow Eshun, and showcasing photography, prints, textile, installation and video, We Are History presents works which are moving, lyrical and thought-provoking, capturing nature as a place of both beauty and fragility. Featuring artists Alberta Whittle, Allora & Calzadilla, Carolina Caycedo, Louis Henderson, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Mazenett Quiroga, Otobong Nkanga, Zineb Sedira and a newly commissioned work by multidisciplinary artist Shiraz Bayjoo, the exhibition interrogates the environmental issues facing the southern hemisphere by looking to the past and drawing important insight from the cultural practices and knowledge systems of indigenous peoples.

Collectively, the exhibition’s contributors are looking to expand the common narrative around climate change, a subject which is often linked to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the West. We Are History invites visitors to look further back in time, exploring significant periods of change such as the 18th century colonial era, which saw plantation agriculture and the forced mass migration of people through slavery reshaping lives and landscapes on a global scale.

We Are History trailer

 The artworks in We Are History are lyrical, moving and historically charged. They seek to address climate crisis, not directly or didactically, but with a poetry and nuance that expands the visual framework we bring to the subject. By preferencing perspectives from the global South, the exhibition also identifies environmental change as a racial process with deep roots in colonial history.


Hiperreal, Alex Katz y Picasso y Chanel:

2022 en el Museo Thyssen

El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presenta la temporada expositiva del año 2022, que incluye propuestas que van desde Hiperreal. El arte del trampantojo, con un recorrido temático por el género del siglo XV al XXI, a Picasso y Chanel, centrada en la relación entre los dos grandes creadores, pasando por la retrospectiva de Alex Katz, pintor norteamericano precursor del arte pop. Además, continúan las colaboraciones con Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art (TBA21) para exponer obras contemporáneas en el museo, con las instalaciones de los artistas Ragnar Kjartansson y Himali Singh Soin, y el Programa Kora, por el que cada año se presenta una exposición concebida desde la perspectiva de género.
Selección de imágenes disponibles de cada una de ellas.
Exposiciones temporales planta baja
Hiperreal. El arte del trampantojo: Del 16 de marzo al 22 de mayo
Alex Katz: del 14 de junio al 11 de septiembre
Picasso y Chanel: del 11 de octubre de 2022 al 15 de enero 2023
En colaboración con TBA21
Ragnar Kjartansson. Paisajes emocionales: del 22 de febrero al 26 de junio
Himali Sighn Soin: de 25 de octubre de 2022 al 22 de enero de 2023
Programa Kora

Carla Hayes Mayoral. Memorias mestizasdel 14 de febrero al 15 de mayo

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