Exhibition

A Fair Share of Utopia

3 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 Nest:
Brook Andrew
Raul Balai
Simphiwe Ndzube
Müge Yilmaz

At CBK Zuidoost:
Claudia Martínez Garay
Femke Herregraven
Ghana ThinkTank
Nástio Mosquito
Marianne Nicolson

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: buurmen

Program

Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn

3 Sep – 22 Nov 2020   /   Publicatie@Nest

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.

Verwend Nest / Special Edition ism Unheard Kids

16 Sep 2020   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

Verwend Nest en Unheard Kids gaan samen aan de slag en bouwen decorstukken.

Verwend Nest

14 Oct 2020   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

Doe een keer per maand mee aan een leuke workshop op woensdagmiddag, speciaal voor Verwende Nesten.

Verwend Nest / The Enchantment Special

21 Oct 2020   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

What if you were to come back into the world today and everything is still possible? What would that world look like, how would people live together and what would your home look like? Be inspired by the exhibition in Nest and create a model of your dream home!

Verwend Nest

18 Nov 2020   /   Kinderworkshop@Nest

Doe een keer per maand mee aan een leuke workshop op woensdagmiddag, speciaal voor Verwende Nesten.

Thanks to

Mondriaan
Gemeente Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Bank Giro Loterij
Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds
Mister Motley
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