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Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp opens 'Eurasia: A Landscape of Mutability'
Alighiero Boetti, Mappa (Mettere al mondo il mondo), 1971-1973. Hand embroidery on linen, 163 x 217 cm. Courtesy: MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo. Photo M3Studio.



ANTWERP.- The concept of Eurasia evokes myriad different ideas across geological, ideological, cultural, racial and artistic paradigms. Housing three quarters of the world’s population (as well as three quarters of the world’s energy resources), the Eurasian supercontinent is also home to a great plurality of cultures. It is a space where historical, contemporary and futuristic visions coexist, interact and mutate. From the ancient world to the cultural horizons to come, Eurasia has hosted the free-flow of exchanges, and possesses more capacity than ever for trans- or rather supranational thinking and cultural transformation, superseding artificial distinctions of “Asia” and “Europe”. Once the harbinger of globalisation, the Silk Road was the lifeblood of cultural and economic interaction between “East” and “West” for almost two millennia. And now, following the rapid failure of the unipolar world and related ‘new globalism’ after 1989, as well as a new balance of power emerging, Eurasia once again becomes a new horizon, home to a growing number of new modernities and spheres of influence.

The exhibition EURASIA – A Landscape of Mutability seeks to map innovative practices and exchanges that reflect the plurality of cultures, collaborations and conceptions of Eurasia, with all its innovations and frictions. Inspired by the artistic imagination of artists, it considers Eurasia as a landscape of mutability. EURASIA explores the transformations and growing mutipolarity of the supercontinent, reflecting the flux of cultural practices, communication and exchanges. It will ask: How has Eurasia inspired artists and thinkers historically, and how has this varied across the supercontinent? What can be its artistic potential, and what spaces for speculation does it offer? What new networks of exchange and mutability can be established? And what creative friction can be found at its parameters? The exhibition looks at Eurasia as a cultural and geo-political space in the making. With methodology embodying content, EURASIA will be an exhibition of mutability.

With references ranging from the exchanges between Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys (whose long-term dialogue was titled EUR-ASIA), to the most famous travelogue of the Medieval era dictated by Marco Polo to Rustichello da Pisa, the lyricism of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poetry, the influence of the artistic and intellectual community of Santiniketan, the epic of Gilgamesh, textile and mercantile histories, and the machinations of George Orwell’s 1984, the exhibition looks across the contemporary Eurasian landscape. The exhibition considers the work of artists who reflect the mutability of culture, and who have developed experimental practices for inventing new forms of communication and circuits of exchange. Alongside exploring the tension between utopian and dystopic visions, EURASIA seeks transdisciplinary, transcultural and dialogical perspectives for considering the wealth of artistic intelligence across the supercontinent.

M HKA’s natural consciousness is that of multipolarity, with Eurasia as its cultural and conceptual space. In fact, Eurasia has been a key part of M HKA’s artistic trajectory and self-image for more than fifteen years, having engaged with artists from the former-Soviet States, much of Asia and the Middle-East, as well as within its immediate locality in Europe and the 'Eurocore' region. Including a selection of works from the M HKA collection, this project looks to consolidate M HKA’s long-term engagement with the plurality of culture to be found in Eurasia.

Artists: Alighiero Boetti, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Babi Badalov, Basir Mahmood, C. K. Rajan, Cevdet Erek, Damian Le Bas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Elena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev, Etel Adnan, Evgeny Antufiev, Femmy Otten, Goshka Macuga, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Haegue Yang, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Ieva Rojūtė, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Ives Maes, Izmail Efimov, Janek Simon, Jimmie Durham, Joseph Beuys, K. P. Krishnakumar, Koka Ramishvili, Lee Bul, Lin May Saeed, Metahaven, Michèle Matyn, Nam June Paik, Oleg Kulik, Pedro G. Romero, Qiu Zhijie, Ria Pacquée, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), Shigeko Kubota, Slavs and Tatars, Suchan Kinoshita, Taus Makhacheva, Thea Gvetadze, Ulay, Vlad Monroe, Yayoi Kusama/Harrie Verstappen, Zheng Mahler, plus items from Stichting Egress Foundation founded by Seth Siegelaub.

Research projects: Dina Akhmadeeva, Pejvak. Special project: Grace Tjang (Grace Ellen Barkley) & Needcompany.










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