HOW TO POSTPONE THE END
HAM - Helsinki Art Museum
1.10 - 14.11.2021
The exhibition 'How to Postpone the End' invites reflections concerning the intrinsic relations between the degradation of ecosystems caused by modern large-scale industrial processes and the long history of exploitation of natural resources, invasion of territories, and the extermination of populations and cultures produced by the still ongoing colonization processes around the world, including in South America, where the artist comes from. Through the contrast of concepts such as degradation, development, and ancestrality, the exhibition suggests an encounter among modern and rudimentary technologies and a clash between scientific perspectives and the ancient and grounded ‘cosmovision’ to mitigate this fearful, disturbed, and impersonal corporeity of the so absent contexts of the present, in the attempt to avoid or at least to postpone the end.
The realization of this exhibition was supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the Brazilian Embassy in Helsinki.
Video documentation here.
Photos: © HAM / Kirsi Halkola / Felipe de Ávila Franco
Video: Luis Sartori do Vale