‘mixed up with others before we even begin’ investigates models of thinking and working that reconcile different, sometimes contradictory entities within contemporary visual culture.
Current artistic positions foreground the hybrid as an effective tenet, not only in artistic but also societal and political realms.
It encompasses moments of encounter and friendly gathering as well as those of collision, too ‘mixed up with others before we even begin’ features works that open perspectives to postcolonial histories of diversity, to satirical transliteration, queer folklore, and collective feminist rituals, to the molecular borders of the human body and its entanglements with science and technology.
In addition to a text volume with essays by renowned art theorists, the multi-part publication includes six booklets by the artists (groups) Leilah Babirye, Mariana Castillo Deball, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Nilbar Güreş, Nicolás Lamas, and Slavs and Tatars.
Co-published with mumok.
English and German text.