On Hannah Arendt
Eight Proposals For Exhibition

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

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.

 

Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard

Peter Kennard

In April, the group exhibition What is Authority? examines structural antagonism and everyday discrimination. With work by Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus and Lerato Shadi.

 

Everlyn Nicodemus

Everlyn Nicodemus

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.

 

Laima Leyton

Laima Leyton

Laima Leyton

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.

 

On Hannah Arendt: Eight Proposals For Exhibition
January 1 – December 31, 2021 / Richard Saltoun Gallery
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