Averting the end of the world: Hannah Black + Juliana Huxtable’s LIFE book release + opening at Mumok, Mar 16

, 16 March 2017
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Hannah Black + Juliana Huxtable are releasing their co-written book Life alongside Black’s solo exhibition Small Room at Vienna’s Mumok, opening March 16 and running to June 18.

The show and accompanying publication is curated and edited by Marianne Dobner and published via Cologne’s Buchhandlung Walther König. The book presents Black’s ideas in collaboration with artist and musician Huxtable and is designed by artist and DJ Soraya Lutangu (aka Bonaventure). The science-fiction narrative is described as a “scenario  of impending apocalypse [about] two risk analysts returning from retirement to attempt to avert the end of the world” and the title refers to a Wikipedia entry on Life/Leben. 

Black’s exhibition revolves around the question of “collective being, ‘life’ as an abstraction, and the uses of ancestry and lineage.” The opening night will be host to an apocalyptic performance by Hannah Black and Bonaventure.

See the Mumok website for details.**

Hannah Black + Juliana Huxtable, ‘Life’ (2017). Book cover. Courtesy the artists, Bonaventure + Mumok, Vienna.