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De Kunstgang at Leiden University presents: Topologies of Care

Tuesday 3 December 2019
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

De Kunstgang at Leiden University presents:

TOPOLOGIES OF CARE: Elise Alloin, Grit Ruhland, and Agnès Villette

With an opening address by prof. R. ZwijnenbergThe exhibition is on view December 2019 – January 2020. 

In mathematics, topology is the study of a geometric object that preserves its properties under continuous deformation. Marking sites across (deep) time, ideally, is a topological exercise. In this interactive exhibition, the artists Elise Alloin, Grit Ruhland and Agnès Villette each present their own concept for a nuclear waste marker. Experimenting with past, present and future practices of storytelling to engage with the continuous presence of nuclear waste and contaminated sites, the exhibition is not only a display but asks its viewers to contribute to the fabulation of a topology of care via analogue and digital media.

The exhibition is hosted by Kunstgang Leiden and was realised with the generous support of the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society LUCAS and the Dutch Research Council NWO.

Image: Agnès Villette, Viral Marker, 2019.
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