Hereafter – Exhibition in Three Acts

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, which takes place in three acts across three spaces in Amsterdam – Arti et Amicitiae, De Brakke Grond and Stedelijk Museum – 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.

The exhibition 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.

A guided tour will take place on Sunday 3 March. The tour will start from Arti et Amicitiae and move along to cover the exhibition at Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. Entrance to the exhibition at Arti costs €6 (free for art students and Sonic Acts pass-holders).

Further guided exhibition tours can be arranged on request by sending an email to reservations[at]sonicacts[dot]com.