M HKA, Antwerpen

22 January 2010 - 02 May 2010

The exhibition Animism approaches the concept of animism - coined by 19th century anthropologists in the context of the colonial encounter - from a contemporary, critical perspective. Structured around two opposed and yet complementary aesthetic processes, animation and objectification, the exhibition brings together contemporary and historical works that explore the modern anxiety about the boundaries between the animate and inanimate, persons and things. The exhibition examines how through art the notion of animism can once again play a significant role in western society in the 21st century.

Artists: Agentschap, ART & LANGUAGE, Christian W. Braune & Otto Fischer, Marcel Broodthaers, Paul Chan, Didier Demorcy, Walt Disney, Lili Dujourie, Jimmie Durham, Eric Duvivier, Thomas A. Edison, Harun Farocki, Leon Ferrari, Victor Grippo, Brion Gysin, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Luis Jacob, Ken Jacobs, Joachim Koester, Louise Lawler, Len Lye, Étienne-Jules Marey, Daria Martin, Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato, Wesley Meuris, Henri Michaux, Santu Mofokeng, Vincent Monnikendam, Tom Nicholson, Reto Pulfer, Félix-Louis Regnault, Jozef Robakowski, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Paul Sharits, Jan Švankmajer, David G. Tretiakoff, Rosemarie Trockel, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Dziga Vertov, Klaus Weber, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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