Tidalectics

Artists: Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaína Tschäpe, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling, with a performance by Joan Jonas.

Tidalectics is an oceanic worldview, a different way of engaging with the oceans and the world we inhabit. Unbound by land-based modes of thinking and living, the exhibition is reflective of the rhythmic fluidity of water and the incessant swelling and receding of the tides. 

TBA21–Academy’s first exhibition, Tidalectics, will present thirteen standout artists whose distinctive works cast oceanic perspectives on the cultural, political and biological dimensions of the oceans, some examining the effects of human-made issues such as climate change and sea-level rise and others reimagining human and “more-than-human” relationships. Tidalectics will comprise nine newly commissioned works, many flowing from the Academy’s expeditions in the Pacific Ocean, alongside exceptional pieces from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) collection.

Taking its title from a play on words by the celebrated Barbadian poet-historian Kamau Braithwaite, Tidalectics seeks to comprehend our histories as trajectories tossed by waves, from ocean crossings to systems of exchange, myths and microbial origins. The exhibition will highlight processes of cultural adaptation and material change, presenting a rich framework for understanding the coalescing polarities of contemporaneity and history, science and poetics, routes and roots, and ourselves—mostly land-dwelling humans—with the oceans and their many and diverse inhabitants.

TBA21–Academy is a site of cultural production and transdisciplinary research, focused on enabling a deeper understanding of our oceans. Founded by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in 2011, it is conceived as a moving platform on the oceans, bringing together artists, scientists, and other thinkers from across numerous fields to investigate the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Venue

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Augarten

Scherzergasse 1
1020 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Fri. 02 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Jun 2017, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Jun 2017, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Jun 2017, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Jun 2017, noon - 5 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

June

  • Fri. 16 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
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  • Sun. 18 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Jun 2017, noon - 5 p.m.
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  • Fri. 23 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.
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  • Fri. 30 Jun 2017, noon - 7 p.m.

July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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