Event DetailsJuly 5, 2021 – September 6, 2021
Artis is pleased to present “Interregnum: between emergence and contamination,” an exhibition in the form of an online publication and accompanying film screening program. This insightful project hosted on the Artis website and developed by curator Patricia Margarita Hernández during her participation in the Artis Curatorial Residency Program in 2020.
Building on Antonio Gramsci’s definition of the interregnum as a period of crisis or an in-between time, the liminal spaces described in the curatorial text and works in the publication are caught between what has yet to collapse and that which cannot yet manifest. The project presents fragments from films, conversations, sound, and text reflecting on terms such as contamination, delinking, entanglement, alliances, and interregnum. Positioning the readers or viewers as active participants, the project reflects on the potential effects of both the individual and collective imagination to envision a different future. The aim is to think about how the participating artists’ work can reflect the interstices of our encounters translated and mediated from various vantage points, locations, disciplines, and politics.
Spread from the publication “Interregnum: between emergence and contamination” (2021), featuring Hand To Mouth, Notion: DE-SUICIDE, <Part 3>: C’est la crisis by Deville Cohen, 2020–21 (left) and a film still from dawn_chorus ii: el niagara en bicicleta by Sofía Córdova, 2018 (right).
Participating artists include Keren Benbenisty, Domingo Castillo, Ofri Cnaani, Deville Cohen, Sofia Cordova, Nir Evron, Dor Guez, Elite Kedan, and Nestor Siré.
The project launches with screening a video segment from Leaking Lands by artist Ofri Cnaani that examines a fire that destroyed a significant portion of the collection at the National Museum of Brazil in 2018, and the digital traces of the collection that still exist. This screening will be followed by the presentation of a new film every two weeks.