Exhibition

09 October–23 December 2011

Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere

exhibition curated by Cosmin Costinas

Opening: 8 October 2011, 20.00

  • Film still from A Kind of Paradise with artist Kiluanji Kia Henda, director: Andreas Johnson, 2011

Curated by Cosmin Costinas, the exhibition Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere presents a number of artistic positions by international artists from different generations that reflect upon alternative visions for the future and models for political and cultural change that have emerged in response to the new conditions of the post-Cold War era. The artworks speak powerfully about the necessity to think beyond today’s neoliberal brand of progress.

The exhibition is on view at BAK from 9 October till 23 December 2011 and includes works by Neil Beloufa, Patty Chang and David Kelley, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mikhail Kalatozov, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Federico Herrero, Yasuzo Masumura, Omar Meneses, Cristina Lucas, Mauro Restiffe, Glauber Rocha, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Lin Yilin. An opening takes place on 8 October at 20.00 hrs.

Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere is accompanied by a public program titled Cinematic Narratives from Elsewhere, curated by Christina Li.

Works

Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Holy Mountain

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thirdworld

Cristina Lucas
Habla

Federico Herrero
Untitled (green corner)

Glauber Rocha
The Age of the Earth

Kiluanji Kia Henda
The Spaceship Icarus 13

Lin Yilin
The Result of a lot of Pieces

Mauro Restiffe
Empossamento #1f

Mikhail Kalatozov
I am Cuba

Neil Beloufa
Kempinski

Omar Meneses
Toma de la Finca Liquidámbar

Patty Chang & David Kelley
Route 3

Yasuzo Masumura
Blind Beast

Publications

newsletter
Spacecraft Icarus 13: Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere

exhibition text
Spacecraft Icarus 13, Narratives of Progress from Elsewhere
by Cosmin Costinas

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