i’m from nowhere good

groupshow from January 22nd to July 11th, 2020
at Maison Populaire, Montreuil (FR)


with Josefin Arnell, Simon Brossard & Julie Villard, Roy Dib, Nash Glynn, Tarek Lakhrissi, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Bruno Pelassy, Luiz Roque and Mikołaj Sobczak. In collaboration with Caroline Honorien. Performances by Tarek Lakhrissi & Loup, TON ODEUR (Elodie Petit & Marie Millon).

 

i’m from nowhere good is a collective exhibition whose title is borrowed from the lyrics of the song Clouds, Chemists And The Angel Gabriel, written by British artist GAIKA. The show aims to open representational space on the material conditions within which queer lives and minorities’ survival must be built on : violence, refusal, and ostracism. The exhibition questions notions of origins and trauma, along with the struggles affecting queer lives (the lingering presence of the AIDS epidemics, capitalist threats to global ecologies, affective work in the digital age, assimilationist politics and the LGBTQI+ agenda, repressive politics, etc). It addresses the notion of placelessness, a negative mode of belonging amongst uprooting and loneliness that situates the question of origin in a non-place, while underlying the suffocation caused by normalising spaces in societies. Displaying the works of French and international artists, amongst which the late Bruno Pelassy, the exhibition stresses the political implications of queer artistic and social practices and their pragmatic implications for birthing new futurities.

 

 


photo credits: Aurélien Mole
graphic design: Roxanne Maillet

This project is made possible thanks to the curatorial residency of Maison populaire, with the support of Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Île-de-France, Conseil régional d’Île-de-France, Conseil départemental de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Ville de Montreuil, CNC - Dicréam and Fluxus Art Projects.

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