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 comes from the track Clouds, Chemist And The Angel Gabriel by British artist GAIKA. The exhibition seeks to open up a space of representation by questioning the conditions in which the lives of minorities in terms of sexual practices and gender identity are obliged to be built: in violence, refusal, and ostracism. By broaching the notions of trauma and origins, it aims to grapple head-on with the struggles and considerations that affect queer lives (the persistent presence of the HIV epidemic, capitalist threats towards global environments, emotional labour in the digital age, assimilationist temptations and the agenda of LGBTQI+ struggles, repressive policies, etc.) i’m from nowhere good questions the notion of placelessness, a negative mode of belonging, isolation and uprooting that situates the question of the origins in a non-place, while highlighting the suffocation generated by the normalising spaces of society. By presenting the work of French and international artists, including the late Bruno Pelassy, the exhibition insists on the political implications of queer social and artistic practices and their pragmatic proposals for new futurities.
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.