July 27th, 2018

Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

Artist: Susanne Kriemann

Venue: Wattis, San Francisco

Exhibition Title: Canopy, canopy

Date: May 31 – July 28, 2018

Note: A publication associated with the exhibition is available for download here.

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Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of the artist and Wattis, San Francisco. Photos by Johnna Arnold.

Press Release:

We must imagine the other side of the catastrophe. The side in which we can finally see that we did not fall into this time, we fell through it. A descent that is not immediate,explosive, or visible but rather unremarkable and gradual. It is what Rob Nixon refers to as slow violence  an incremental, attritional violence whose devastating repercussions develop out of sight and across a multiplicity of temporal scales and spaces. Achieved through accumulation,slow violence resides in the lengthy, fatigued space after a calamity. The longterm emergency that is ignored in favour of the more visceral spectacles of burning towers, tsunamis,volcanic eruptions, and fallen bodies.

How do we articulate unspectacular time?


Susanne Kriemann (b. 1972, Erlangen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe.

Curated by Kim Nguyen and organized by Leila Grothe. The exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lorna Meyer Calas & Dennis Calas and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. Special thanks to Isabelle Busch;Ryan Peter; Mika Schwarz; California Academy of Sciences; Beat Raeber, Zurich; and Wilfried Lentz,Rotterdam.

Link: Susanne Kriemann at Wattis

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