The exhibition ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ is accompanied by the publication ‘Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn’, in which ten writers and nine artists speculate about an unknown future of which they themselves are part.
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A Fair Share of Utopia3 Sep – 22 Nov 2020 / Exhibition@Nest and CBK Zuidoost
‘If you would die today and reincarnate one generation later, in what world would you want to be born, regardless of where or who you are?’ This is the question posed to the artists of ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ and inspired them to create new works for Nest and CBK Zuidoost.
At CBK Zuidoost:
Claudia Martínez Garay
Ghana ThinkTank x AiRich
Guest curator: Manon Braat
Can you put your own interests aside and really fight for a better world in the interest of future generations, or is it easier if you imagine yourself to be part of that unknown future? In her essay ”What if We’re All Coming Back?” in The New York Times of October 2018, human rights lawyer Michelle Alexander tries to imagine the world you would end up in if you were to reincarnate at a random place and under random circumstances.
Her essay is at basis of the exhibition. Out of this thought experiment, to imagine a fundamentally different, sustainable and more humane organization of society, the artists speculate about an unknown future of which they themselves are part. Through this exercise in imagination, the exhibition offers proposals for alternative ways of dealing with each other and with the earth.
The exhibition ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ is accompanied by the publication ‘Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn’, in which ten writers and nine artists explore the possibility of putting their own interests aside for a better world for future generations. They speculate about an unknown future of which they themselves are part. The book is published by publisher Jurgen Maas in collaboration with online art platform Mister Motley.
With contributions from the artists and essays by: Michelle Alexander, René ten Bos, Dean Bowen, Sander Donkers, Clarice Gargard, Sisonke Msimang, Rashid Novaire, Vamba Sherif, Jan van de Venis and Louwrien Wijers.
Opening Thursday 3rd of September, CBK Zuidoost
Opening Friday 4th of September, Nest
A Fair Share of Utopia is an initiative of Nest in collaboration with CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam.
The exhibition is at both institutions accompanied by an extensive context programme.
Keep an eye on the agenda from Nest and CBK Zuidoost for more information.
Design: Soft Turbo
On Thursday September 3 and Friday September 4 the two parts of the exhibition A Fair Share of Utopia will open.
The AltVisions Festival is a three-day festival of people, works of art and ideas.
Audiobook ‘Returning’ of Rachid Novaire.
On Friday 18 September CBK Zuidoost, in collaboration with Building Conversation, is organising the first public programme around the exhibition A Fair Share of Utopia.
During Hoogtij #62 you can join a guided tour of the exhibition ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’. Guided tours start at 20.30 hrs and 21.30 hrs.
Black Achievement Month will definitely proceed this year, albeit in a small-scale form. CBK Zuidoost will once again take part with an art café as part of the exhibition: A Fair Share of Utopia.
During Museumnacht Den Haag, Nest will be the stage for young music and performance talent from The Hague. Between the works of art of the exhibition ‘A Fair Share of Utopia’ young artists from The Hague will perform.
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If you were to die today and return one generation later, in what world would you want to be born, no matter where or who you are? This is the question Nest put to ten writers and nine artists. The result: the book ‘Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn’. The book is part of the […]
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