Solange Pessoa, soapstone sculptures in workshops and yards (2014-2016), Mata dos Palmitos, Santa Rita de Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Broadcasts: Mutter, Matter, Mother
Organizado por Naz Cuguoglu

Para festejar el Día de la Tierra, Blum & Poe se complace en presentar la exposición colectiva en línea Mutter, Matter, Mother, que expone obras de Theodora Allen, March Avery, Mohamed Bourouissa, Sam Durant, Anya Gallaccio, Yukie Ishikawa, Mimi Lauter, Dave Muller, Solange Pessoa, Nobuo Sekine, Penny Slinger, artistas que imaginan un futuro ecofeminista expresado a través de materiales y preocupaciones temáticas en sus prácticas.

"Plantar semillas requiere un medio, suelo, materia, susurros, madre," escribe la pensadora ecofeminista Donna Haraway en su libro Staying with the Toruble: Making Kin the Chthulucene (2016). La exposición, que une obras de arte y citas seleccionadas de ese texto, construye relaciones globales entre especies para evocar un futuro floreciente. Esta es una narrativa especulativa y sus protagonistas son nuestros aliados no humanos, incluyendo plantas, piedras, y ríos. Manteniendo espacios abiertos para otros, conducen al camino de nuestra supervivencia colaborativa—una práctica de cuidado mutuo.

Mutter, Matter, Mother marca el sexto aniversario de la participación de la galería en la Asociación Arte Tierra (AEP por sus siglas en inglés), y Blum & Poe celebra los incentivos para convertirse en una de las primeras galerías de arte con certificación verde en Estados Unidos. La galería, comprometida con el facilitar la creación de arte más sostenible, también se convirtió recientemente en mimbro de la Coalición Climática de Galerías, un acto colaborativo para reducir la huella de carbono de la industria.

Como parte de esta exposición en línea, la obra de Dave Muller en 15 partes Bloom Spiel (2014) se instalará en Blum & Poe Los Angeles. Además, Muller ha creado una lista sonora que acompaña a la exposición y a la que se puede acceder en la galería a través de un código QR.

Para acompañar la exposición, la curadora Stephanie Cristello seleccionó citas del próximo monográfico Saturnine, escrito por Cristello y producido con motivo de la exposición del mismo nombre en Kunsthal Aarhus, Dinamarca, a la que se puede acceder en línea.

Más información sobre la Asociación Arte Tierra,  pulse aquí: here.
Más información sobre la Coalición Climática de Galerías, pulse aquí: here.

*Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016).

For English click here

To Think It All Started Out So Nice – A Mix by Dave Muller
Nobuo Sekine, Phase of Nothingness—Earth Circle, 1975
Bronze
5 15/16 x 35 7/16 x 35 7/16 inches
Solange Pessoa, Untitled, from Dionisia series, 2017
Soapstone
12 5/8 x 32 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches

"Terrapolis is a fictional integral equation, a speculative fabulation.
Terrapolis is n-dimensional niche space for multispecies becoming-with.
Terrapolis is open, worldly, indeterminate, and polytemporal. 
Terrapolis is a chimera of materials, languages, histories."

March Avery, Tall Pines II, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches
Anya Gallaccio, when time just slips, 2005-2009
Direct cast bronze, sterling silver, with black patina
90 x 43 x 32 inches

"With a shell and a net, becoming human, becoming humus, becoming terran, has another shape—that is, the side-winding, snaky shape of becoming-with. To think-with is to stay with the naturalcultural multispecies trouble on earth."

Mimi Lauter, Visions of the Past and Future, 2018
Oil pastel, soft pastel on paper
73 1/4 x 89 x 2 1/2 inches framed
Penny Slinger, Kali Konsciousness, 1976-1977
Collage on board
18 x 23 1/2 inches

"Plants are consummate communicators in a vast terran array of modalities, making and exchanging meanings among and between an astonishing galaxy of associates across the taxa of living beings. Plants, along with bacteria and fungi, are also animals’ lifelines to communication with the abiotic world, from sun to gas to rock."

Dave Muller, Bloom Spiel (2014), installed at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2021, photo: Jenalee Harmon

"Planting seeds requires medium, soil, matter, mutter, mother. These words interest me greatly for and in the SF terraforming mode of attention."

Dave Muller, Bloom Spiel, 2014
Acrylic on paper
15 parts; 20 x 16 inches each
Installed dimensions variable

"In the feminist SF mode, matter is never 'mere' medium to the 'informing' seed; rather, mixed in terra’s carrier bag, kin and get have a much richer congress for worlding."

Sam Durant, They Tried To Bury Us. They Didn't Know We Were Seeds. (large version), 2016
Electric sign with vinyl text
92 x 96 inches
Unique in a series: Edition 3 of 3, 2AP
Yukie Ishikawa, Impermanence — Spirit of the Tree of Plum, 2014
Acrylic and sand on canvas
76 3/4 x 71 x 1 1/2 inches
https://player.vimeo.com/external/537814333.hd.mp4?s=85d61c76589da4e4b303ac81f8e461e79d12e2e7&profile_id=175&download=1

"The devil is truly in the details of response-able naturecultures inhabited by accountable companion species. They—we—are here to live and die with, not just think and write with. But also that, also here to sow worlds with, to write in ant exudates on acacia seeds to keep the stories going."

Theodora Allen, The Snake, No. 7, 2021
Oil on linen
16 x 12 x 7/8 inches
Mohamed Bourouissa, Palette #2, 2020
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Paper dimensions: 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

"Finally, and not a moment too soon, sympoesis enlarges and displaces autopoesis and all other self-forming and self-sustaining system fantasies. Sympoesis is a carrier bag for ongoingness, a yoke for becoming-with, for staying with the trouble of inheriting the damages and achievements of colonial and postcolonial naturalcultural histories in telling the tale of still possible recuperation."

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