Words Don’t Come Easy is a presentation of recent bodies of work by Larissa Araz. Devoted to dissecting language as a system used to promote or undermine freedoms in contemporary social and political landscapes around the world, the artist’s work reveals tensions in the relationship between power and linguistic structures.
The publication documents the making of Landscape with Bear, a project that investigates what has come to be known as De Appel’s Collection (Unintended), an accumulation of objects – artworks, props, leftovers, and unidentified materials – that lies within the institution’s extensive Archive.
Synthetic Types was realised by the artist Shen Xin in the framework of Landscape with Bear, an exhibition with the Collection (Unintended) of De Appel.
Landscape with Bear presents a single continuous topography that blurs the line between art object and display. Building from the proposition that practices of collecting are part of regimes of knowledge-production, this exhibition asks, what kinds of knowledge can emerge from the fragmentary, the uncertain and the unstable?
The second part of the Russian-Turkish exhibition project set out to raise questions on subtlety in artistic practices within countries that develop hybrid regimes and invited artists to research possible methodologies of survival in the context of (self-)censorship.
A two-part project set out to raise questions on subtlety in artistic practices within countries that develop hybrid regimes. By collaborating for six months, five Turkish and five Russian artists researched different methodologies of survival in the context of (self-)censorship.
Exploring contemporary methods of information dispersion and dialogic inquiry, Ohne prickelnd, sanft took the form of a zine dealing with key questions regarding art and the politics of collectivity and featuring contributions from 33 artists, curators and writers.
Special project for the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.