The Trouble is Staying
The Trouble Is Staying is an exhibition that draws on Donna Haraway’s idea of moving beyond conventional narratives of hope or despair to speak to, and deal with, the troubled conditions of an exhausted planet. Haraway suggests that we must instead learn to stay with the trouble by making oddkin: ‘we require each other in unexpected collaborations and combinations, in hot compost piles. We become-with each other or not at all.’
Seven international artists embrace this philosophy of co-existence; collectively their works create possible ethics and praxes for rendering the world into a matter of care. Through gestures, words, sound, and surprising symbioses, they envision a world where multi-species ‘critters’, both human and non-human alike, make each other capable and response-able to reworld, reimagine, relive and reconnect with one another.
Artists: Vivian Caccuri, Patricia Dominguez, Ane Graff, Ingela Ihrman, Pedro Neves Marques, Rachel Pimm, André Romão
Curator: Inês Geraldes Cardoso
Opening: 25. 6. 2019
Photo: André Romão, Fauna, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vera Cortês