Viewing and introduction to the exhibition “Comforting the machine” with the curator Tawanda Appiah & Simona Dumitriu
September 3 – October 17 2021
I’m taking part in Gibca Extended 2021 “Comforting the Machine”.
GIBCA Extended Regional Exhibition 2021 is the result of an open call to artists based in the region of West Sweden and is curated by Tawanda Appiah and Simona Dumitriu.
In their proposals, on view at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg starting September 3, the artists responded to the following enquiry formulated by the curators:
“What are some of the deepest histories seeded in personal or public archives and records, in Västra Götaland’s ports, towns, villages and coastal areas? What are some of the borders that restrict today’s context in the region? What are the disruptions going on? How do art practitioners in the region take the power to make the discomfort or the pain visible, to project this discomfort into art and engagement, to interrogate the web of politeness? From isolation, exclusion, disconnection, dissociation, partitioning, what do you see as places of arrival?”
The exhibition aims to showcase contemporary art, artists and actors in Västra Götaland (West Sweden), and to encourage the meeting between contemporary artists active in our region and the biennial’s national and international audience.
Kasra Seyed Alikhani
Mercè Torres Ràfols