Architecture Makes Us is a major mid-career survey of the cinematic video works of Australian artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP). The exhibition brings together six major video works by the collaborative duo, exploring craggy geographies, territorialisation, surveillance, exhausted systems and future philosophies. These works point towards the architecture of our world in the broadest sense, examining structures both physical and invisible.
CCP has commissioned the 8-channel video installation Geography Becomes Territory Becomes, 2018 supported by an Australia Council residency at HIAP. The accompanying catalogue features essays by Naomi Cass, Giles Fielke, Fiona Gruber, Pippa Milne, Nikos Papastergiadis, Amelia Winata and Kate Warren. Designed by Joseph Johnson. Throughout the preparations for this show, the artists were grateful for the support of a NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship, funded by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
Architecture Makes Us
Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Curators: Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne and Madé Spencer-Castle
28 July to 9 September 2018
The collection of Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw has a discursive character and is treated as a voice in the debate and research on modernity. Starting from local affairs, it is an accumulation of works by international artists, often created on a commission and referring to local issues.
Artists: Kader Attia, Miriam Cahn, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Olga Czernyszewa, Nathalie Djurberg, Ruth Ewan, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Gülsün Karamustafa, Leszek Knaflewski, Lukas Müller, Zofia Rydet, Wilhelm Sasnal, Şerban Savu, Jadwiga Sawicka, Slavs and Tatars, Roman Stańczak, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cathy Wilkes, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
The State We Are In:
Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw at Galeria Labirynt
15 September to 11 November, 2018
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The Last Reader is the first of a trilogy of exhibitions exploring interconnections at the intersection of textuality and orality, book/text and body, private and public space.
Artists: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou Rahme, Didem Erk, Dora Garcia, Gary Hill, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Jorge Méndez Blake, Dominique Petitgand, Theo Prodromidis, Kyrillos Sarris, Judith Westerveld
The Last Reader
Part 1 of the trilogy The Unwritten Library
Garden and Project Space at Annex M, Megaron, Athens
Curator Anna Kafetsi
10 July to 16 September 2018
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There is a demanding cacophony of voices questioning our collective futures. Ecological disaster, inter-species collaboration, cyborgian manifestations, from these new and altered states we ask – which words formulate our futures?
Artists: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Trieke Haapoja and Laura Gustafson, Institute for New Feeling, Jenna Sutela, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Kati Roover, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Soda_Jerk, Alexandra Pirici and Raluca Voinea, The Otolith Group, and Fabrizio Terranova with Donna Haraway.
And Tomorrow And
Index–The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation
Curator: Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris
25 August to 25 November 2018
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