The Asymmetry of maps

Group show from 22 January to 10 April 2016
At Grand Café, contemporary art centre and at LiFE, submarine base

Opening Thursday 21 January 18:30 at Grand Café and 19:15 at LiFE

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Alexander Apóstol, Marcos Avila Forero, Milena Bonilla, Mark Boulos, Bouchra Khalili, Enrique Ramirez, Till Roeskens

Whether geopolitical, economic or cultural, the border crosses the entire contemporary society. For the artists in this exhibition, it is an unresolved site whose materiality is unceasingly displaced, a shifting, pliable site instigating many investigations. They aim to test the frontier (visualize it, situate it, traverse it, transgress it) and recount the upheavals it produces: uprooting, lands of expectation, life in transit…

Going beyond cartographical representations of space, the artists draw subjective, collective or individual territories. Whether by elaborating narrative fictions, through fieldwork or in site-specific actions, they reveal the asymmetrical power relations traversing the planet and point out borders permanent recomposition as a paradox of our globalised society.