Final guided tour of HEREAFTER exhibition on Sunday 3 March

Published on Feb 13, 2019

Under the heading HEREAFTER, Sonic Acts presents an exhibition in three acts across three spaces in Amsterdam – Arti et Amicitiae, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond and Stedelijk Museum – which opened in quick succession in the lead-up to Sonic Acts Festival 2019. Sonic Acts is pleased to be offering guided tours of the exhibition, which features works by Alexis Destoop, Ana Vaz, Christina Kubisch, Cyprien Gaillard, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Louis Henderson and João Polido with The Living and the Dead Ensemble, Lukas Marxt, The Otolith Group, Rana Hamadeh in collaboration with André Castro, Sondra Perry, Tony Cokes and Ulrike Ottinger.

The final guided tour takes place on Sunday 3 March, beginning at 14:00 from Arti et Amicitiae.

Under the title HEREAFTER, the Sonic Acts 2019 exhibition aims to explore the genesis of our current crisis – and what happens in the hereafter – by reflecting on the issues we are forced to confront on a daily basis: the inequalities caused by colonisation and geostrategic manoeuvring, the challenges brought forth by immigration and the climate crisis, the ever-present exploitation and precarity of the work force, and the way technological advancements disrupt and not emancipate – that is, the gooey mesh of global capitalism. In order to gauge the complexities and interconnections of this crisis and re-imagine a different reality, it is helpful to look back, re-evaluate and untangle the threads that encumber our thinking outside the sticky terrain of neoliberalism. Works presented in this exhibition are created by a diverse group of artists who share a sensitivity towards the legacies’ of our past, with which we are currently confronted and combine the drive to explore, engage and address these important topics through nuanced voices. Now more than ever, we need their alternative interpretations, readings, proposals, visions and imaginations to prepare, activate and ready us for what comes in the hereafter.

Alexis Destoop, Phantom Sun, installation view. Photo by Ivan Erofeev. Courtesy of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Mediums by Ana Vaz at HEREAFTER Exhibition at De Brakke Grond. Photo by Pieter Kers.
Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off) by Lukas Marxt at HEREAFTER Exhbition at De Brakke Grond. Photo by Pieter Kers.