Yokohama Triennale 2020: Afterglow | Artistic Director: Raqs Media Collective

Posted On:Friday, July 17th, 2020 | by project88newsadmin

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Yokohama Triennale 2020: 17th July – 11th October

The title of Yokohama Triennale 2020 is “AFTERGLOW,” a word chosen by Raqs Media Collective to reference how, in our everyday lives, we unknowingly experience the residues of light sparked at the beginning of our time, as in the case of how the “white noise” on our analog televisions included fragments of cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the cosmic Big Bang. By referring to the Big Bang’s destructive energy that propelled creativity and over time, gave birth to life on this planet, and its radiation that is toxic as well as therapeutic, Raqs Media Collective takes interest in the cycle of destruction/toxicity and recovery/care in the human activities of the contemporary age. Together with the artists, audience, and others, Raqs Media Collective will explore ways to co-exist with toxicity for human sustenance and survival in this world in flux, rather than eliminate it.

“AFTERGLOW” will consist of both an exhibition, and “Episōdos,” or a series of events that illuminate moments of deliberation. The“Episōdos” will begin in November 2019 in Yokohama, prior to the exhibition that opens in July 2020, and unfold in locations both inside and outside of Japan. In addition, Raqs Media Collective will share its sources for its deliberation through a Sourcebook , to expand its views and visions toward the world at large.

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