press release

At a time when contemporary critical thought is evolving and assuming new forms, the necessity to provide a range of maps for this inchoate theoretical continent and to establish new cognitive cartographies has emerged. For many contemporary theorists, geographers and philosophers (Fredric Jameson, Edward Soja or David Harvey) this is also an age in which space dominates time, and numerous geographical concepts are now proliferating in the art field. Although we are aware of the extent to which cartography as a discipline has been profoundly imbricated in the performative production of the narratives of modernity, in objective and positivist rationality, but also the history of colonialism and nationalistic constructions, for artists today, it has become a privileged site for the invention of counter-practices that open up new perspectives and participate in a deconstruction of hegemonies and post-colonial epistemologies. The Atlas Critique exhibition participates in a spatial shift within art, inspired by the writings of geographers, philosophers, post-colonial thinkers or theorists of decoloniality. The exhibition posits that spatial issues have now become a privileged site for questioning contemporary politics, and uses radical geography, drifts and diversions, diagrammatic thought, conceptual and imaginative cartographies as alternative tools for the production of knowledges, narratives and realities. le peuple qui manque was created in 2005. It is a curatorial organisation that presents events, festivals, symposiums and publications at the crossroads of art, cinema and theory. Focusing on the relationship between art and politics, le peuple qui manque reformulates critical perspectives on history, capitalism, cultural geographies and the production of images and representations.

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Atlas critique
Kuratoren: Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quiros / le peuple qui manque

Künstler: Francis Alÿs, Border Art Workshop  / Taller de Arte Fronterizo , Erick Beltran, Laurent P. Berger (Berger & Berger), Mark Boulos, Lewis Carroll / Henry Holiday, Chto Delat? , Fernand Deligny, Michael Druks, CLAIRE FONTAINE , Internacional Errorista , Pedro Lasch, Vincent Meessen, Nastio Mosquito, Estefania Penafiel Loaiza, Lia Perjovschi, Radek Community  / Dmitry Gutov, Philippe Rekacewicz, R.E.P. Group , Allan Sekula / Noel Burch, Société Réaliste, Stalker , Endre Tót, Adriana Varejao, David Wojnarowicz, James Wentzy / AIDS Community Television