Vivienne Koorland, POLAND IS ON PLUTO: A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke’s Version), 2017
Richard Saltoun Gallery’s year-long program On Hannah Arendt: Eight Proposals for Exhibition looks to one of the most important thinkers of the post-war generation to confront some of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time.
Vivienne Koorland, JAN van RIEBEECK’S MAP: Königsberg, 2017
Vivienne Koorland, TEREZIN PAINTING: Josef, 1991
Running from January through December 2021, the program consists of eight exhibitions organized around the eight essays in Arendt’s 1969 publication Between Past and Future: Eight Exercises in Political Thought and features more than 20 international artists from diverse backgrounds working across a range of media, many from outside the gallery’s roster.
Jo Spence, Remodelling Photo History: Industrialization, 1981–1982
Jo Spence, Remodelling Photo History: Victimization, 1981–1982
“We are free to change the world and start something new in it.” –Hannah Arendt
Siah Armajani, City Center No. 1, 1997
Siah Armajani, House No. 2 (one bedroom house), 1970
Véronique Filozof, Le Canton [County], ca. 1963
In March, The Concept of History, a solo exhibition by Peter Kennard highlights the artist’s extraordinary contribution to politically informed art over the past 50 years.
In April, the group exhibition What is Authority? examines structural antagonism and everyday discrimination. With work by Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus and Lerato Shadi.
On Hannah Arendt: What is Authority? Richard Saltoun Gallery / Installation view
From June, Bracha L. Ettinger puts us in relation Arendt’s question to the tragic fate of women in periods of war, especially the Holocaust, in What is Freedom?
Bracha L. Ettinger
Brazilian sound artist and music producer Laima Leyton creates a new sound piece in response to each chapter of Arendt’s Between Past and Future, available to experience on the gallery’s website as part of Saltoun Online and during live events held throughout the program. Titled Infinite Past, Infinite Future and Now, the series engages with themes of time, culture, truth and spirituality.
Further details regarding the second half of the program – exploring The Crisis in Education (July), The Crisis in Culture (August), Truth & Politics (October) and The Conquest of Space (November) – will be announced summer 2021.