The term “anti-landscapes” describes desolate areas that are hostile to human life – also as a result of economic exploitation. Value attributions are applied beyond resources to people and ways of life: as less valuable, less human. The exhibition AntE-Landscapes by Abie Franklin (* 1995 in Jerusalem) takes up these interconnections between micro and macro levels using two current groups of works:
“A piece of the pie” zooms in on fragmented landscapes. The works form a closed system and consist of materials that people extract from them, such as coal, tar and rare earths.
“Frontiers” shows an open series of lines and networks that structure the space. However, as modular elements, they are not fixed, but rather invite visitors to reconfigure constellations both in the works and in the space itself. Voids are uncovered and nodes are created.
Franklin's exhibition title is based on the Latin "ante: before" and aims at the temporal and spatial conditions when and where life can begin. The deconstruction/reconstruction of spatial relationships arises here through the focus on boundaries. These reorganizations of space can also be related to the geopolitical level of significance of extractivist struggles over minerals.
Based on a structuralist investigation of power dynamics, AntE-Landscapes asks questions about the possibilities and limits of ability to act.
Opening: Friday February 9th, 7 p.m
Dr. Carola Brückner, district councilor for culture
Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, artistic director ZAK
Price info: Free entry for people from the Ukraine.
Reduced price: €2.50
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