Eija-Liisa Ahtila
MOMENTUM 10
Jun 8 – Oct 9, 2019
MOMENTUM / Kunsthall & Galerie F 15
Moss, Norway

The biennial MOMENTUM has become one of the most exciting platforms for contemporary art in the region and has taken important curatorial approaches that define the present moment in Nordic countries. One biennial to go back to emotion, one MOMENTUM to understand the need to stop and feel, to redefine the possibility of feeling. We must go beyond language, beyond comprehension to understand that it will be with emotions – and the physicality connected to emotions – that we will embrace complexity. It is not easy to feel; it is not easy to maintain connection to the world at an emotional level. It is not easy to accept that humanity is defined by love, fear, desire, panic, happiness and sadness altogether. In a technological world based on logical constructions, to re-encounter emotions offers us an escape from the linguistic approach, formalizing an attempt to deal with sincerity, accepting who we are and all the contradictions that define us.