Almost nothing, and yet not nothing
Based on a significant relationship between production and resistance, the exhibition features artists from various times and places, whose practices involve active engagement with the public and individuals in each specific context, reflecting on our relationship to society and institutions. Their works, which vary from film to installation to performance, unravel positions and relations of people in the society, and explore the potentiality to imagine them differently and anew through various modes of dialogue and reflection.
Through the exhibition and a series of events with participating artists, Almost nothing, yet not nothing aims to reflect on this potentiality for alterity that artistic gesture renders.
Producing a series of films with a group of pupils in a Paris suburban school over four years (Eric Baudelaire), proposing a perceptive experience of Tokyo through the simple acts of walking, seeing and touching (Myriam Lefkowitz), or creating a ping-pong club to reflect on the idea of fair play as a basis for social interplay in Slovakia in the 1970s (Julius Koller) are some of the gestures one can come upon in this exhibition.
With Eric Baudelaire, Julius Koller, Myriam Lefkowitz, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Motohiro Tomii.
Co-curated by Che Kyongfa and Elodie Royer, this exhibition is the first phase of a collaborative project between KADIST and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT).
This exhibition receives the support of the French Institute and Mondriaan Fund.