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Group Exhibition

Everything Will Be Fine

14.09–10.10.2022: Museum of Technology, Berlin, DE

“Everything Will Be Fine” is an outdoor exhibition by the Berlin-based NGO Tactical Tech in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Visitors are invited to enter a unique inflatable structure and follow self-chosen paths to reflect on their own reactions to our mounting planetary crises. With: Paolo Cirio, Marjolijn Dijkman, Disnovation.org, Vladan Joler, Egor Kraft, Agnieszka Kurant, Sybille Neumeyer, Liam Young and others.

Publication

Vertical Atlas

October 2022: Online and Printed publication, Digital Earth, NL

Vertical Atlas brings together the insights of a diverse group of internationally renowned artists, scientists and technologists from different backgrounds and places. From an investigation into the lithium mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo to maps of the fiber-optic submarine cables in the Atlantic and the ride-hailing platforms of China.

Group Exhibition

What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?

09.07–09.10.2022: P-OST, Nijmegen, NL

What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains? tries to get a grip on invisible supply chains, military gain, political conflict, and ecological devastation, all part of extractivism – the extraction of natural resources from the earth to sell them as commodities.

With: Ingrid Burrington, Rocio Berenguer, Kordae Jatafa Henry, Melissa Schwarz, Louise Silfversparre, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nella Piatek.
Curated by Lieke Wouters.

Event

Liquid Structures

16-18.09.22: Batumi Urban Agenda, Batumi, GE

Liquid Structures is a three-day programme of film screenings, exhibitions, and talks in the public space. With: Sol Archer; Ana Dziapshipa; Hito Steyerl;  Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen; Cyprien Gaillard; Jonas Brinker; Emma Van Der Put; Piotr Armianovski; Meggy Rustamova; Uta Bekaia;  Zachary Formwalt; Jonathas de Andrade; Amauta Garcia & David Camargo; Marta Hryniuk & Erica Roux; Marco Pando; Li Ming; Sophio Meidoidze.

Group Exhibition

On-Trade-Off: Charging Myths

05.03–21.08.2022: Z33, Hasselt, BE

How is technological innovation dependent on raw materials? This question is centre-stage in the exhibition Charging Myths by On-Trade-Off.

Participants: Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Alain Nsenga, Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Musasa, Georges Senga, Tétshim & Frank Mukunday, Pamela Tulizo, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

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Aquatic Tales

21.07.2022: Filmprogram, MACA, Amsterdam, NL

Aquatic Tales presents three films that merge elements of documentary, fiction and abstraction, with water and aquatic life as central elements. The films reflect upon our relationship with water and thereby express a critical view on industrial and capitalist practices that distance us from nature.

With films by: Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Tanja Engelberts, Patrick Hough.

Group Exhibition

Emotions Are Oceans

08.05–26.06.2022: Radius CCA, Delft, NL

EMOTIONS ARE OCEANS is the opening exhibition of RADIUS as a center for contemporary art and ecology and presents the work of nineteen artists around the subject of global water crisis.

Participating artists: Ursula Biemann, Carolina Caycedo, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Xandra van der Eijk, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Sami Hammana, Lukas Marxt, Josèfa Ntjam, Alice dos Reis, Himali Singh Soin, Riikka Tauriainen & Paloma Ayala & Anne-Laure Franchette, Susanne M. Winterling / The Kalpana, Müge Yilmaz.

Group Exhibition

Fossil Experience

22.04–19.05.2022: Prater Galerie, Großer Wasserspeicher, Berlin, DE

Fossil Experience addresses a number of the widely divergent – and in part violent – realities generated by the use of fossil fuels. Located in a former water reservoir, Fossil Experience brings together artistic works and stories about geographies affected by the speculation and resource extraction involved in energy production.

With: Ayọ̀ Akínwándé; Monira Al Qadiri; Kat Austen; Marjolijn Dijkman; Rachel O’Reilly.

Event

Launch new edition of LUNÄ (III)

16.05.2022: 601 Artspace, New York, US

The first LUNÄ talk in the US with a brand new copy of the table around which the Lunar Society met on full moon between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham, UK. LUNÄ will be inaugurated on the last day of the exhibition Ars Memoriae surrounded by the artworks. Drawing inspiration from the themes of Ars Memoriae, the topic will be memory devices – past and future, bodily and external, real and imagined. The featured speakers are André Fenton, a neuroscientist at NYU; Elaine Sullivan, a curatorial fellow at The Met; Congolese artist Musasa; Jennifer Tucker, a historian at Wesleyan University.

Publication

World of Art – Art and Climate Change

April 2022: Published by Thames & Hudson

Art and Climate Change, published by Thames & Hudson, is an introduction to ecologically conscious contemporary art. The artists in the book are bound together by a deep concern for the planet and the future of all living creatures.

Includes ‘That What Makes Us Human’ (2016) & ‘Prospect of Interception’ (2016) by Marjolijn Dijkman.

Solo Exhibition

Habits: Depth of Discharge

27–30.04.2022: Solo, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BE

The immersive film ‘Depth of Discharge’ translates the seductive, captivating magic of 18th century enlightenment demonstrations into an abstract exploration of the roots of the nine different units used to measure electricity.

Group Exhibition

Ars Memoriae

25.03–16.05.2022: 601 Artspace, New York, US

Ars Memoriae brings together a diverse selection of artworks that each deal in a unique way with memory in the framework of what we could define as a ‘media archaeology approach’. Together, they draw up a critical and alternative cartography of new media history.

Artists: Marjolijn Dijkman, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Lo-Def Film Factory (Francois Knoetze & Amy-Louise Wilson) + Joe-Yves Salankang Sa-Ngol, Mimi Onuoha, Tabita Rezaire, Analia Saban, Suzanne Treister, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Group Exhibition

NOVA_XX: Pantopie & Métastabilité

08.12.21–13.02.2022: NEMO Biennale, Paris, FR

With: Marion Balac, Véronique Beland, Rocio Berenguer, Cindy Coutant, Marjolijn Dijkman, Eva L’Hoest, Anouk Kruithof, Mathilde Lavenne, Katherine Melançon, Victoire Thierrée.

Marjolijn Dijkman with ‘Mirror Worlds’ as part of Biennale NOVA_XX was given the Chroniques 2022 award.

Solo Exhibition

Shifting Axis

27.10.2021–02.01.2022: Solo, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, DE

Shifting Axis, Marjolijn Dijkman’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Germany, offers insight into the oeuvre of the Dutch artist, whose fascination with humankind’s hunger for knowledge and discovery has produced an exciting practice in which the paths of science, cultural history, and art converge.
Dijkman’s critical and poetic investigations use scientific tools to facilitate her projects meanwhile fuelled by the humble acknowledgment that the basic questions and interests of scientific research are not “neutral” or objective but rather rooted in our cultures and ideologies. Nearly all Dijkman’s works question the perspective of human vision, by seeking to look in completely different directions, scales, and ways.

Solo Exhibition

Electrify Everything

10.09–12.11.2021: Solo, NOME, Berlin, DE

Electrify Everything brings together three inter-related bodies of work that draw upon the artist’s research into the history of electricity and the environmental impact of contemporary energy storage.
The exhibition includes a new immersive film, photos and a series of sculptures. In these works electricity becomes an actor, adopting an almost animistic character.

Event

6th Sounds of Silence Festival

28–30.10.2021: DNR Film Club, The Hague, NL

Live performance by Henry Vega and Jan Willem Troost with ‘Reclaiming Vision’ (Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen 2018) at 30 October 2021 (20:30). This film reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye, and is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see.

Group Exhibition

Sustainable Societies for the Future

15–17.10.2021: Floating Museum, Chicago, US

With: Christian Falsnaes, Max Guy, Minna Henriksson, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Ingela Ihrman, Toril Johannessen & Marjolijn Dijkman, Cheryl Pope, Sean Rapset, Wang & Söderström, Amanda Williams, and Michael x Ryan. Curated by the Floating Museum (Faheem Majeed, Andrew Schachman, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Avery R. Young).

Group Exhibition

Havet (The Sea)

12.06–26.09.2021: Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, SE

Havet, Kalmar Art Museum’s major summer exhibition, revolves around the four nodes of environment, mythology, loss and displacement. With: Filippa Arrias, Jonas Dahm, Marjolijn Dijkman, Toril Johannessen, Nuutti Koskinen, Nils Lagergren, Cecelia Mellberg, Birgitta Silfverhielm, Johan Thurfjell, Lotte Törnroth and works from the Kalmar Art Association’s collection.

Event

LASER Talk: Au pied de mon arbre…

23.09.2021: LASER Talk, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

“Some species are more attractive to us than others. Whether we like it or not, we have a hierarchy of living things. Until recently, animals took precedence over plants. Today, plants have reclaimed their place and are at the heart of countless scientific studies, artistic creations, discourses and theories. Some, however, are more desirable than others. The tree is one of these emblematic plants that we love. It is one of the main themes of this Rencontre LASER, part of the Roots & Seeds XXI European project. Biodiversity crisis and plant resistance, of which Leonardo/Olats is a partner.” (LASER Talk in French)

With: Amandine Cornille, Marjolijn Dijkman, Marc-Williams Debono

Group Exhibition

AQUARIA, Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea

18.03–06.09.2021: MAAT, Lisbon, PT

The exhibition Aquaria – Or the Illusion of a Boxed Sea reflects on the possibilities and new questions that arise we could come up against when rethinking our relationship with the marine world. With: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Julien Creuzet, Simon Denny, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Michela de Mattei, Alice des Reis, Eva Jack, Joan Jonas, Armin Linke, Superflex and Stef Veldhuis. Curated by Angela Rui.

Group Exhibition

Reclaiming Spaces

01.05–03.07.2021: La Loge, Brussels, BE

Reclaiming places tells the story of a changing world, and the claims of indigenous people to inhabit the space that surrounds them and that they are made of. The works presented here are bound by joint environmental concerns. They also explore the notions of inhabiting the land – as well as exploiting – and possessing – it. With: Marwa Arsanios, Marjolijn Dijkman, Laura Huertas Millán, Joar Nango, Otobong Nkanga.

Event

Auscultation

03.07.2021: Les Nuits des Forêts, Lorraine, FR

Auscultation is a public and experimental launch of the “Between the Lines” project in collaboration with Vent des Forêts at Festival Les Nuits des Forêts. Day with two gatherings with: Office National de Forets, CA et forêt privée, COFOR and artist Marjolijn Dijkman.

During the experimental session Auscultation, we can hear how long sound frequencies resonate in the trees and whether or not they are interrupted. The duration of resonance is influenced by the amount of water in the trees, the density of the wood, and whether the trees are alive or dead.

Group Exhibition

Exploring Nature

21.04–13.06.2021: Skovhuset, Værløse, DK

Through the curiosity and tenacity of artists’ investigations we encounter the manifold phenomena of the complex nature surrounding us. With: Rune Bosse, Stefanie Bühler, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tue Greenfort, Toril Johannessen, Sanna Kannisto, Anders Moseholm and Marika Seidler.

Event

Nomination COAL Prize

06.05.2021: COAL Prize, Paris, FR

The COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests at the center of the climate crisis and ecological transition. Nominated artists: Karin Bolender (US), Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Sara Favriau (FR), Collectif Fibra (PE), Julie C. Fortier (CN), Beya Gille Gacha (FR), Noémie Goudal (FR), Vincent Laval (FR), Erik Samakh (FR), Feda Wardak (FR). Award ceremony 16 June 2021.
Created in 2010 by the COAL association, the COAL Prize has in ten years become a vehicle for the identification, promotion and dissemination of artists all over the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations and production methods.