THE AGENCY präsentiert: N U R T U R Æ L






09.06.22, 6 pm, Opening of the exhibition N U R T U R Æ L
with works by Kanako Azuma, Sarah Doerfel, Nile Koetting and THE AGENCY

18.06.22, 6 pm, artist talk
the artist Sarah Doerfel talks with Sarah Johanna Theurer (curator, Haus der Kunst)

The exhibition will be closed on Wed 22 June and will reopen from Thu 23 June 4pm before the premiere of the performance SOLASTALGIA at 6pm!

23.06.22, Opening night of SOLASTALGIA
Performance by THE AGENCY

24.06.22, 8 pm, The Non-Human Touch. What Values Can Emerge from Ruined Landscape?
Screening, presentation and talk with artist Sonia Mehra Chawla


Now closed

11:00–19:00 h

THE AGENCY presents N U R T U R Æ L

From June 9, 2022, THE AGENCY will present the exhibition at Lothringer 13 Halle

N U R T U R Æ L with works by Kanako Azuma, Sarah Doerfel, Nile Koetting and THE AGENCY.

In N U R T U R Æ L the sun is omnipresent. Forests and seas of the earth have silted up, while known and unknown beings try to ensure their survival collaboratively: potential ecosystems of living objects, no longer human people and animal species that practice or unlearn a future existence.

N U R T U R Æ L looks into a not too distant future in which the precariousness of survival for different life forms is once again felt. How could a poetics of relationships with the earth be rehearsed, beyond a centering on the human or the living?

Nile Koetting's works, which deal with states of emergency and evacuations, encounter the often violent and yet sometimes healing cooperation between humans and other living beings in Sarah Doerfel's works. While Kanako Azuma deals with the slow erosion of the continents by water in her video work, THE AGENCY imagines possible life on earth after the human species disappeared.

Like the desert itself, N U R T U R Æ L has hot and cold phases: the exhibition opens on June 9th, 2022 with a cold phase.

From June 23rd, THE AGENCY will open the hot phase of N U R T U R Æ L with their performance SOLASTALGIA.

The discourse series SAND STORIES takes place beforehand: The series is dedicated to current theories about the climate crisis and climate justice and discusses with guests such as Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Kiran Pereira and Caspar Heinemann.

Funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich.

Reference project/s
talk, screening
Performance by THE AGENCY with Challenge Gumbodete, Kate Strong, Liina Magnea
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talk, screening
The writer and curator Ida Soulard and the artist Abinadi Meza present their publication "Manual for a Future Desert" (Mousse, 2021).
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talk, screening
Artist Sarah Doerfel talks with Sarah Johanna Theurer about her works which tell stories of different species living and dying together, especially with regard to the dynamic tension between symbiosis and parasitism.
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talk, screening
 In her latest film, Indian artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla advocates for live-able collaborations, and rethinking bacteria as partners in health, endurance and survival of all living beings. What are the possibilities and limitations of working with other-than-human lives?
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talk to me
talk, screening
Next event on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 2–4 pm. talk to me is an open conversation format that offers visitors one-to-one contact, to ask questions, to discuss their own point of view.
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