Potentially Yours, The Coming Community @ ARTSPACE, Nov 10-Dec 22

, 7 November 2016

The Potentially Yours, The Coming Community group exhibition is on at Auckland’s ARTSPACE, opening November 10 and running to December 22.

Curated by Tendai John Mutambu, the show explores alternative approaches to potential and brings together work by Newell Harry, Louise Menzies, Dan Nash, Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al Gharaballi, Mika Rottenberg, Sorawit Songsataya and Martine Syms.

A resistance to the neoliberal narrative of self-optimisation, the work brings together a multi-directional approach to the subject of potential through “political ecologies, inhuman subjectivities, the archive, racialised temporalities and the chronopolitics of labour and leisure” and a focus on the ‘not-here-yet’ and ‘potent impotence’.

There will be an exhibition tour and floor talk on November 12 with the curator and artists Louise Menzies, Dan Nash and Sorawit Songsataya, as well as performance lecture ‘Misdirected Kiss’ by Martine Syms on November 22.

See the ARTSPACE website for details.**

Martine Syms, 'Notes on Gesture', (2015). HD Video. Courtesy the artist.
Martine Syms, ‘Notes on Gesture’, (2015). HD Video. Courtesy the artist.