ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Crisis are thresholds and doors to a possible other world. In an age of multiple and interconnected ecological and social crisis, "Umbrales / Thresholds" begins with the protests of October 2019 in Chile, which paved the way for fundamental change and the empowerment of civil society. The protests and the ensuing processes for a collectively driven reform of the constitution can be seen as a kind of magnifying glass for the existential crisis in our shared lives, with the constitution as a threshold that triggers reflection on the effects of human activities on ecological systems, on gender equality, on the political dimension of language, and on the effects of social technologies on our perception.

In a collective process that brings together voices from the arts, from philosophy, from activism and from sociology, we are attempting to connect the two cities of Santiago de Chile and Stuttgart and thereby to create spaces for the reflection and production of social change. The exhibition takes place in cooperation with the Bienal de Artes Mediales in Santiago de Chile (18.11.2021 – 27.02.2022).

Artists: Elisa Balmaceda, Claudia González Godoy, Barbara Marcel, Elektra Wagenrad, Florian Wüst
Curators: Bettina Korintenberg, Enrique Rivera 
Projeckoordination and management: Constanza Güell

 

Preview

In spring 2022 we show a solo exhibition by Khvay Samnang. The exhibition 'Dancing the Land' shows works from the years 2010 to 2018: bringing sand back to the river bank, to where it was once taken from; pouring liquid rubber over himself; using his own body to draw attention to land grabbing and to deforestation; becoming one with the forest, the animals, and the spirits in movement and with masks – dancing the land.

Khvay Samnang’s art is based on the exploration of political, economic, social, and cultural displacement, and getting to know alternative indigenous ways of life. To work against the destruction of natural environments and of the societies and cultures of communities living there, he develops his performances, his video and photo works.

 

 

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12.00 – 18.00 during exhibition periods. Closed on Mondays.
The applicable hygiene rules must be observed.

ifa Galleries

The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1990 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.

ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.173