12/05/2023 – 01/07/2023
10:00 -17:00 (closed Sundays)
Galway Arts Centre | 47 Dominick Street
The Otolith Group
The Otolith Group is an award-winning artist led collective founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun in 2002.
In this exhibition of new work, The Otolith Group delve into histories of the Atlantic, using an imagined Afro-futurist world as a point of departure to to comment on globalisation, capitalism and climate change.
Their moving image, audio works, performances and installations are characterized by an engagement with the legacies and potentialities of diasporic futurisms that explore modes of temporal anomalies, anthropic inversions and synthetic alienation.
Recent solo exhibitions include What the Owl Knows (2022-2023), Secession, Austria: Xenogenesis, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2022-2023), Dublin: Sharjah Art Foundation (2021-22) SAAG (2020), Buxton Art Gallery, Melbourne (2020): ICA, Virginia (2020), Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2019): O Horizon, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2018): Reconstruction of Story 2, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (2018): The Radiant, Art Gallery at Miyauch, Japan (2017): In the Year of the Quiet Sun at CASCO, Utrecht (2014): Novaya Zemlya at Museo Serralves, Porto (2014); and Medium Earth, Roy and Edna Disney at Cal Arts Theater, Los Angeles (2013).
Group exhibitions include Le Deracinement. On Diasporic Imaginations, Z33 (2021); CC World, Haus Der Kulturen de Welt, Berlin (2020) Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah (2019); bauhaus imaginista, Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin (2019); Carnegie International, 57th Edition (2018); We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal. Of, With, Towards, On Julius Eastman, SAVVY Contemporary (2018); Mondialité, Villa Empain – Fondation Boghossian, Brussels (2017); Tanawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, (2017); The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju Biennale, (2016); Endless Shout, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2015); The Freedom Principle, Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015); Rare Earth, Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art, Vienna (2015).
Approaching curation as an artistic practice of building intergenerational and cross-cultural platforms, the collective has been influential in critically introducing particular works of artists such as Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Anand Patwardhan, Etel Adnan, Black Audio Film Collective, Sue Clayton, Mani Kaul, Peter Watkins, and Chimurenga in the UK, US, Europe, and Lebanon.