The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Lunds konsthall opens Sammy Baloji's 'Other Tales'
The exhibition focuses on the unearthing of "other" tales—overlooked, suppressed, forgotten—about the Democratic Republic of Congo on the world map.



LUND.- Other Tales is Sammy Baloji’s first solo exhibition in both Sweden and Denmark, curated by Matteo Lucchetti. It offers an opportunity to introduce, through Baloji’s oeuvre, a larger conversation on the continuous colonial gestures and actions that tie the West to African territories, specifically the Congo.

While presenting an overview of Baloji’s most recent productions, the exhibition also offers a broad insight into his investigative methodology. He uses photography, installation, film-making and sculptural forms to repurpose archival materials and museum narratives—against the backdrop of past and current international exploitation of human and mineral resources in his country of origin, now identified as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The exhibition focuses on the unearthing of "other" tales—overlooked, suppressed, forgotten—about the Democratic Republic of Congo on the world map. Throughout history, its territories have occupied a central position on the international stage. The Congo Basin has long been a site of extraction for multiple resources, from rubber to uranium, and nowadays not least copper, coltan, and lithium. Congolese raw materials have been turned into tires, atomic energy or bombs and electrical equipment for wiring, engines or communication devices.

Coltan and lithium are also primary substances for the production of batteries, fundamental to the development of so-called green energy, which fuels the growing market for electric cars and other consumer products. This is, once again, a solution for the problems of the West at the expense of the Congolese territory and its population.

Such attention to the interconnectedness of events that appear distant in time, space and meaning is a central aspect of Baloji’s practice, which seeks to mend ruptures in the colonial timeline while reordering the events it narrates and problematising it by resurrecting pre-colonial knowledge. Adopting a decolonial gaze, Baloji substantially challenges the Eurocentric foundation on which the dominant narrative rests.

Other Tales presents a substantial selection from Baloji’s recent works, including elements from the series Fragments of Interlaced Dialogues premiered at Documenta 14 in 2017, and recent installations such as A Blueprint for Toads and Snakes.

After the exhibition period at Lunds konsthall, Other Tales will travel to Kunsthal Aarhus.










Today's News

February 19, 2020

Pompeii restoration unearths 'surprise' treasures

Here lies the skull of Pliny the Elder, maybe

'Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries' on view at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

LACMA opens the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the work of Luchita Hurtado

Exhibition brings together 200 works by American and Mexican artists

New galleries and star objects revealed for £13m transformation of V&A Museum of Childhood

British Museum's world-class collection of French prints to go on show for first time in 40 years

Harvard Art Museums present 'Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection'

Jim Morrison and The Doors star alongside Charlie Chaplin and a galaxy of Hollywood stars at Swann Auction Galleries

Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans

Rare images from Shackleton's expedition offered at Bonhams Travel and Exploration sale

Morphy's Mar. 10-11 auction boasts fine toys, exquisite automata, comic character rarities

Pirelli HangarBicocca opens an exhibition of works by Trisha Baga

Monica Obniski appointed Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at High Museum of Art

BOZAR opens an exhibition of works by the artist duo Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys

100 years of African-American art based on storytelling on view at Kunsthal KAdE

bitforms gallery opens a collaborative exhibition by Sarah Rothberg and Marina Zurkow

Puerto Rican poster archive leads sale at Swann

Bergen Assembly announces Ingrid Haug Erstad as new director

Swann Auction Galleries to offer catalogue of Diana letters

Solo exhibition by Sharif Waked opens at Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv

Summers Place Auctions' first auction of the decade opens with a mix of decorative pieces

Commissioned artists announced by Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years │ 100 Women Initiative

Lunds konsthall opens Sammy Baloji's 'Other Tales'

De Pont opens an exhibition by the Belgian artist Marijke De Roover

Casino Apps You Should Try on Your Android Device




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful