27.02.2019 – 21.04.2019
Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10
A Few Things I Cannot Leave Behind
A Few Things I Cannot Leave Behind is a very personal show. It refrains from any attempt to trace a speculative kind of narrative or any universal theory of politics, life, or art. As the title states, it is about the few things I do not want to leave out: things that keep coming back to mind. It features four installations and a series of paintings. It is a proposed journey through time across the dark side of History: colonialism, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and violence. But it is also a playlist for a spaceship, an attempt to leave the darkness behind by virtue of poetry, humanity, and art itself. I invite visitors to walk through the show, to become flâneurs in Walter Benjamin’s sense of the word—lazy wanderers, amateur detectives, and investigators of meaning. I encourage them to get lost and to waste time, to enter a certain state of mind, and let themselves be struck by different temporalities and media.
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Image: Marinella Pirelli, Bruciare, 1971. Courtesy of Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.