Perpetual Uncertainty, exhibition

Carpenter, Ele; Mabb, David; Crowe, Nick; Craighead, Alison; Schuppli, Susan and Weir, Andy. 2016. Perpetual Uncertainty, exhibition. In: "Perpetual Uncertainty", Bildmuseet, Sweden, 2 October 2016 - 16 April 2017. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Carpenter, Ele; Mabb, David; Crowe, Nick; Craighead, Alison; Schuppli, Susan and Weir, Andy
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An exhibition of contemporary art in the nuclear Anthropocene exploring the complexity of knowledge and the deep time of radiation. The exhibition brings together twenty-five international artists from across Europe, the USA and Japan, investigating nuclear aesthetics through the material sensing of nuclear sites and experiences.

Perpetual Uncertainty is curated by Ele Carpenter and the title refers to the instability of knowledge, not-knowing, risk perception and deep time. The exhibition focuses on contemporary experiences of radiation, nuclear aesthetics and future archives.

Artworks investigate the aesthetics of nuclear dismantling with new perspectives on nuclear culture and archives in a post-digital age. New commissions investigate the Swedish nuclear context and the complexity of intergenerational memory through belief systems, folklore and site markers.

The exhibition will contribute to the discourse of the Nuclear Anthropocene, where the impact of human activity is evidenced in fallout from atomic testing and nuclear accidents, and the insertion of radioactive waste into the fossil record.

Contributors: Takeuchi, Kota (Artist); Akagi, Shuji (Artist); Treister, Susanne (Artist); Massart, Cecile (Artist); Yonetani, Ken + Julia (Artist); Griffiths, Dave (Artist); Popova, Yelena (Artist); Autogena, Lise (Artist); Acord, James; Berger, Erich; Keto, Mari; Portway, Joshua; Rawlinson, Ian; the Wind, Don't Follow; Mattes, Eva & Franco; Kobayashi, Erika; Hashimoto, Isao; Takeda, Shimpei; Thomson, Jon; Williams, Robert; McGovern Wilson, Bryan and Worker, Finger Pointing
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Keywords: art, exhibition, nuclear culture, anthropocene
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 2 October 2016 - 16 April 2017
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Event Location: Bildmuseet, Sweden
Item ID: 16925
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 15:05


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