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Exhibition Opening “Soil Conversations” – with “milieu” @GALERIE IM KÖRNERPARK

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.