Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Now that I can hear you my eyes hurt (Tumult), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, 2023 / Courtesy the artist / Photo Lukas Schramm, Lenbachhaus
Natascha Sadr Haghighian: Now that I can hear you my eyes hurt (Tumult)
May 23 – Oct 8, 2023
Lenbachhaus
Munich, Germany

The question of collectivity recurs throughout Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s work. She regards her mostly installation-based works as spaces for a sensual renegotiation of community, which call on us to understand migration as a constituent part of existence. A collaborative working method and ramified, at times deliberately obscured authorship are characteristic of her approach. For her work for the German pavilion in Venice in 2019, she adopted the pseudonym Natascha Süder Happelmann – a condensation of the accumulated misspellings and autocorrections of her Iranian name – and wore a papier-mâché rock on her head that demonstrated the absurdity of national representation with a sense of comedy.

The whistle is at the center of the works Natascha Sadr Haghighian is presenting at the Lenbachhaus. The simple signaling instrument is used both by authorities and as a means of protest against them. The whistle demands attention and embodies urgency without taking a stand for or against the existing order. In this way, it makes order renegotiable and becomes a poetic tool. The large-format banner “Now that I can hear you my eyes hurt (Tumult)”, which lends the exhibition its title, is dedicated to the activist Hassan Numan, who died last year. Together with others, he deployed whistles as instruments of solidarity in the fight against deportation. A tumultuous feat of collective action.

  • Chris Hoare: Seven Hills
    Publication
    RRB Photobooks
    International

    RRB Photobooks is delighted to present Seven Hills, our second publication from Bristol based Photographer, Chris Hoare. Set to release in September 2023, this first edition will feature a special edition of 50 copies, each including a signed and limited print. In Seven Hills, Hoare shows us his unique perspective of Bristol, his hometown. Presenting both the good and the bad, Hoare’s poetic imagery speaks to some of the more serious issues facing the city today (more…)

  • June Clark: Witness
    May 3 – Aug 11, 2024
    The Power Plant
    Toronto, Canada

    June Clark: Witness is the first survey in Canada of the Toronto-based artist June Clark, who, since the late 1960s, has developed a unique and groundbreaking practice spanning photo-based work, text, collage, installation, and sculptural assemblages. Born in Harlem, New York, Clark immigrated to Canada in 1968 and subsequently made Toronto her home. The questions of identity formation and their connection to our points of origin fuel her practice. (more…)