ON VIEW is a printed and an online section in which Flash Art invites prominent figures of the art world to select the best current and upcoming international exhibitions.
Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography
“Streams of Consciousness”
Musée National du Mali
Through Jan 31, 2020
The Bamako Biennale of photography in Mali is one of the most important art exhibitions of the past decades. This year´s artistic director, my colleague Bonaventure S.B. Ndikung and his team of curators (Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier, Seydou Camara) have been working on an exceptional concept that takes of course photography as a starting point but that delves into photography as an emanation of inner, bodily voices. Images, and the listening to them, will also engage with the idea of Africa as a planetary concept. Stream of Consciousness, the tile of the show, acts as a metaphor for the drifts of ideas, bodies, capital, and memories that inhabit the continent´s rivers.
“The School of Narrative Dance”
Performance that happened on 29 September 2019
Collezione Agovino and Galleria Laveronica, Napoli
Marinella Senatore´s ongoing and constantly transformative School of Narrative Dance challenges in the most profound and rich way the types of bodies, movements, and performativity that constitute the social texture of the places, cities, streets, buildings, geographies we inhabit. Those presences we often don´t even see or acknowledge, the poetry and resistance embedded in street culture and life. I am always and continuously surprised by the development of this work which has already taken place in half of the globe, and I keep falling in love with it over and over again.
Toronto Biennial of Art
“The Shoreline Dilemma”
Through Dec 1, 2019
For its first edition, curated by Candice Hopkins & Tairone Bastien, this bIennial takes as a starting point the histories, memories and bodily experiences of both humans and more than human actors, embedded in the changing topography of Toronto´s shoreline. The whole biennial is revolving around the question of what it means to be in relation? – a paramount question for the turbulent times we are living.