Light is Time Thinking About Itself |
5 March 2021 - 11 April 2021
‘Light is Time Thinking About Itself’ speaks about landscapes without the presence of humankind. The artist Antje Liemann takes our recent lockdowns –with their home-isolation ad absurdum – as the starting point for imagining a differently calibrated world, looking forward to the possibility of the end of humankind’s domination over the earth. Through interactions with experts and artists, the project asks if there is still time left to rethink our relationship with the world, or if the belief in the sovereignty of humankind has brought us to the brink of collapse of our living conditions. Through large-scale paintings, objet-trouvé installations and a film documentary, Antje Liemann imagines post-human and post-Anthropocene scenarios – including a Malta colonised by bee-like hybrid beings and once-extinct colossal orchids – and attempts to bring us closer to the reality of the fragility of our existence.
Highlights from the exhibition
Antje Liemann (b. Germany), obtained her MFA from Hochschule für bildende Künste Dresden. She has been living in Malta for the past 3 years and has had several solo exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland and in Malta at the Messina Palace in Valletta. The exhibition “Light is Time Thinking About Itself” at MUŻA is supported by the Project Grant from Arts Council Malta and by the German Embassy Valletta. For more information visit the exhibition website.