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CLOT Magazine highlights & recommendations: FEBRUARY

Transmediale 2023: a model, a map, a fiction

transmediale 2023: a model, a map, a fiction, various locations in Berlin, 1 to 5 February 2023

The 36th edition of transmediale takes place at Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, and across the city. A model, a map, a fiction explores how scale reconfigures relations, politics, and affects. Alongside the festival, transmediale presents the free citywide exhibition Out of Scale, distributed and embedded within the networks and infrastructures of Berlin. More info.

Oikonomia by Georgia Sagri, THE BREEDER Athens, until 4th February 2023

Through the years, Georgia Sagri has developed a practice of care she terms IASI, in reference to the Greek word ίαση for recovery. This was born from her need to prepare and recuperate from demanding performance pieces. IASI (recovery) is practised in her own works for her solo exhibition at the Breeder. Sagri focuses on reorganising practices, materials and objects that have been produced and presented in the past that share common qualities: most were damaged and retrieved from the art circulation, reaching a vanishing state. More info.

OUT OF OFFICE. This isn’t working for us, IMPAKT Utrecht, 10 February to 10 April 2023

The IMPAKT Exhibition Out of Office presents a collection of artistic responses that reveal, rethink and reject the constant drive towards exploitative productivity. How can we carve out space to catch our breath? The artists in the exhibition reflect on their own position and current conditions in the workplace. They question standard practices and explore the subversive potential of conventions such as the auto-reply, the CV and the eight-hour workday. Featuring work of Art Goss, Alina Lupu, Sam Meech, Adrian Melis, Mario Santamaría, Tytus Szabelski, Pilvi Takala, Total Refusal and More info.

POSTGENDER: human after all, Vellum Los Angeles, until 12 February 2023 

The exhibition explores what it means for us as a collective of progressive individuals to develop a new language to overcome the paradigms of archaic gendered narratives. The exhibition invites local and global audiences alike to engage with their practices through a physical exhibition at Vellum LA on Melrose and digitally through the NFT Biennial Metaverse. Featuring the work of Crosslucid, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Evelyn Bencicova, Huntrezz, Jazzelle x Nick Knight, Operator, Martina Menegon, Nicole Ruggiero, Tabitha Swanson, and Yatreda. More info.

Nature Knows No Boundaries by Maya Lin, Pace Gallery Seoul, until 10 March 2023

A solo exhibition of work by artist, architect, and environmental activist Maya Lin. Nature Knows No Boundaries brings together new and recent installations and sculptures. The artist’s first solo show in Korea focuses on Lin’s longstanding artistic investigations of water and her ongoing environmental activism. It features several of her sculptural, topographical studies of rivers; meditations on how natural resources defy and transcend human constructs—namely, imposed borders separating nations and states. More info.

On our playlist:

Alexander Tucker & Keith CollinsFifth Continent, Subtext/Multiverse 2023 (info)

Kali Malone (featuring Stephen O’Malley & Lucy Railton)Does Spring Hide Its Joy, Mute Song 2023 (info)

Pedro Vian and Mana 
Cascades, Modern Obscure Music 2022 (info)

Transmission Ecologies featuring Disinformation (info)

Contain podcast – with Art Curator/Anthropologist Aaron Moultons (info)

By the CLOT Magazine Editors-in-chief

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