Opening The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis


Opening The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis

16:00 - 18:00
Curator: Annie Fletcher

The exhibition The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis will be opened on Saturday 25 May.


- 16.00: Word of welcome by Annie Fletcher, curator (auditorium);
- 16.10: Speech by Anjalika Sagar en Kodwo Eshun.


The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven presents the first large scale solo exhibition of The Otolith Group; the artist’s collective with Anjalika Sagar (London, 1968) and Kodwo Eshun (London, 1966). The exhibition will survey their practice over ten years, presenting eight compelling narrative films and two installations. The Otolith Group’s work weaves together many strands of imagination speculation about past and future including science fiction, postcolonial history, music and scientific discovery.

The exhibition is named after the Xenogenesis Trilogy by the pioneering African American female science fiction novelist Octavia E. Butler. Her award winning novels investigated questions of human extinction, racial distinction, planetary transformation, enforced mutation, generative alienation and altered kinship.

Please register if you would like to join the opening.

Exhibition architecture by Diogo Passarinho Studio 


After this debut in Eindhoven, the exhibition will travel to several international locations; VCU Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond (United States), Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (Canada), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (Ireland), Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (United Kingdom), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).

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