Dancing at the Edge of the World (2020-2022)
Kunstpavillon & Neue Galerie Innsbruck
The program of Kunstpavillon and Neue Galerie Innsbruck 2020-2022 is entitled "Dancing at the Edge of the World", alluding to the eponymous essay collection by Ursula K. Le Guin. In this, the science-fiction author outlines alternative social and societal realms of possibility that are not anchored in a colonial, patriarchal, and xenophobic narrative structure.
In a present shaped by a pandemic, virulent socio-political issues and the big question of how we live together seem to have fallen by the wayside. The nation state assumes the role of a crisis manager, while visions of a backward-looking future solidify and historical amnesia sweeps across broad sections of society. But surely, isn’t this very moment one with the inherent potential to accentuate speculative utopias and counter-narratives, to renegotiate ways of living together and empathy in a local and global context? And to look for ways to integrate diversity on our planet into everyday considerations? How can our relationship with the environment be shaped responsibly? What ways of living together have proved/or could prove to be beneficial? And how can a conscious approach towards the past and its vivid heritage succeed?
In the course of the program a number of exhibitions, talks and other events were realized.
In the following, a selection!
curated by Lexington Davis & Julia DeFabo