Ines Doujak, Skins 3 © Courtesy by the artist

  • Bekolo, Our Wishes 3 © Jean-Pierre Bekolo
  • Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc,Abonnenc, Wacapou, a room in my mother’s house © Courtesy the Artist and Gallery Marcelle Alix
  • Melanie Bojano, Progress versus Sunsets, 2017 (Film Still) © Photo Credit: Melanie Bojano
  • OPAVIVARÁ! Cannibalism scene in Brazil in 1557, on an engraving print by Théodore de Bry, coloured by OPAVIVARÁ! © Photo credit: OPAVIVARÁ!

THE CONUNDRUM OF IMAGINATION

On the paradigm of exploration and discovery

19th May to 18th June 2017

A performative exhibition of the Wiener Festwochen in cooperation with the Leopold Museum

The Conundrum of Imagination exhibition project that scrutinizes the European Age of Exploration looking at the 3 Gs that were core to such enterprises: Gold, God and Glory. The project delves into the human psyche and the predicaments that our minds set us up in when the “conundrum of the imagination dictates, discovers, or can dismember what we feel, or what we find,” as is the case with the concept of exploration. The exhibition situates itself in our contemporary by looking at the impact and echoes of the Age of Exploration in the world today, but also by analysing expanded forms of exploration, and the rhetoric thereof e.g. internet explorer.

 

Artists: John Akomfrah, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Filipa César, Ines Doujak & John Barker, Marco Montiel-Soto, Viron Erol Vert, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Ahmet Öğüt, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Melanie Bonajo, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Ho Rui An, Abraham Oghobase, OPAVIVARÁ!, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido 

 

curator: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
co-curator: Pauline Doutreluingne

 

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