Curator´s Tour Life constantly escapes

SA, 06 03 2021, 1 – 2 pm, online
with Andrea Popelka


Inspired by theorists of the Black Radical Tradition and Black Feminism such as Fred Moten and Denise Ferreira da Silva, “Life constantly escapes” brings together artists and poets who defy violent logics of modernity and racial capitalism to propose alternatives. Here, artists, art objects, and viewers are not seen as separate from one another, but rather start to blur on a sensual level. The different elements are cherished in their difference and specificity, as well as in their taking part in a common project to “end the world as we know it.” This means to end brutalising structures that are conceptual for the sake of preserving material life in an increasingly unlivable world. Moten asks: “What if some of the structures that brutalise us are conceptual?”, and: “What does it mean to be necessarily constrained to reform the institutions that make your life unliveable?”

The exhibition Life constantly escapes invites us to rethink the prevailing understanding of the world and to play with the new possibilities and imaginations that arise. On 06 03 2021 there will be a guided tour with the guest curator to tackle this together.


Artists & poets: manuel arturo abreu, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Sean Bonney, Octavia E. Butler, Jesse Darling, Luna Ghisetti, James Goodwin, Grant Jonathon / HTMLflowers, Rohini Kapil, Kashif Sharma-Patel & Anuka Ramischwili-Schäfer, Ahya Simone and Bri Williams

Guest curator Andrea Popelka is a curator and cultural scientist. She studied in Klagenfurt, Vienna, Hildesheim, Berlin, and London, most recently for her master’s degree in contemporary art theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a master’s degree in cultural science at Humboldt University of Berlin. Her curatorial projects include: New Views On Same-Olds, xhibit, art space of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Heartbreaks. Or: Loving you is complicated at the Vereinigung Bildender Künstler_innen Österreichs; Neue Horizonte 2030 in a private apartment in Berlin, Posthuman Complicities, also at xhibit, I hear the waters' song, mumok kino, as well as exhibitions in Kunsthalle Wien, ACUD gallery Berlin, the Phyletic Museum in Jena, and with the collective GEIST.

Andrea Popelka lives and works in Berlin (D).


Due to the measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19, the guided tour will take place online. Please register at with the subject: “Curator´s Tour Life constantly escapes – 06.03.”.  After registration, participants will receive a link to the digital tour.


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