SOIL CONVERSATIONS presents a series of propositions, stretching over time and space. Concerning history and possible futures while thinking with soil as something rhizomatic, it questions the concept of linearity, making a case for the interstitial. What does it mean to think with — and of — soil as a space of meaning and identity making? As a space for excavation? As an archive of history and a political actor?
The exhibition presents nine artistic positions from South Africa and Germany that explore the materiality of earth, our relationship to soil as a basis for life, and earth as a carrier of memory, identity, and future.
Artists: Lungiswa Gqunta, MADEYOULOOK, Io Makandal, Silvia Noronha, Nnenna Onuoha, Natalie Paneng, Theresa Schubert, Gemma Shepherd & Rochelle Nembhard Mia Thom.
Curators: Nisha Merit and Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa with Bubblegum Club.
Following the exhibition at GALERIE IM KÖRNERPARK, it is now on view at JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY from August 27 to November 18, 2023.