at Poppositions, Bruxelles
with EKKM, Tallinn
Invited as e-resident by EKKM, curators Laura Toots, Marten Esko, Kirill Tulin and Johannes Säre, at Poppositions, Bruxelles, we will question the notion of residency, the right of being a resident, the right of being a subject of rights .
The films FEU, LE GENERAL, SANS RETOUR, BABYLONE and COMMANDO SACKO will be shown in the booth as well as an illustration by Giulia Landonio, a text by Kirill Tulin and film posters made together with graphic designer Aadam Kaarma
POPPOSITIONS will open its doors on Thursday 19 April for its 7th edition entitled In Watermelon Sugar, taking place at the former Ateliers Coppens, in the Dansaert District (Brussels downtown). For the second year in a row, the artistic direction was entrusted to Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, curator and writer at The Office for Curating (NL).
Initiated in 2012 by Liv Vaisberg and Pieter Vermeulen, POPPOSITIONS presents emerging talents in a site-specific context. POPPOSITIONS encourages new experiemental and innovative approaches to the art market. It is both a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue which has grown over the years into becoming the leading fair for emerging galleries and not-for-profit organisations.
The title of this year’s edition, In Watermelon Sugar, has been borrowed from the eponymous post-apocalyptic novel by Richard Brautigan, published in 1968. The book is set in the aftermath of a fallen civilisation and focuses on a centrally organised commune that makes use of tools and objects made from watermelon sugar. POPPOSITIONS will present artistic proposals that address matters of care in a world that is facing the unprecedented and rapid depletion of life forms and the increased instability of environments and ecologies due to the negative impact of fossil-fuelled