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Huma Bhabha in Reclaim the Earth

15 April—4 September 2022
Group exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

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Reclaim the Earth: a rallying cry and a call for consciousness raising, this group exhibition brings together fourteen artists who seek to develop new connections with nature, the living world and the environment, and who help us to become aware that we are not “before a landscape” or “on the earth”, but rather that we are part of them.

This exhibition aims to displace a Eurocentric vision of the world, to imagine a relationship to the territory and to the land, to recover and amplify silenced narratives, while underlining the need for the repair, care and healing of indigenous cultures maligned by colonialism. By bringing together ecology, feminism, socialism and indigenous politics, it imagines ways out of a capitalist and extractivist model of society through a global perspective.

For the artists in this exhibition, reclaiming the earth means engaging with, thinking through and feeling the ramifications of alternative conceptions of nature, scouring the earth both figuratively and literally, and bearing witness to the re-emergence of forms of knowledge that offer other ways of thinking, of acting and, above all, of being in the world.