Curators: Lina López / François Bucher
Julieta Aranda, Erick Beltrán, François Bucher, Lina López, Leyla Cárdenas, Agnes Denes, Harun Farocki, Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni, Jeppe Hein, Hermann von Helmholtz, Dr. Bernd Kröplin, Douwe Mulder, John Mario Ortiz, Julien Prévieux, Benoît Pype, Manuela Ribadeneira, Rometti Costales, Tomás Saraceno and Daniel Steegman Mangrané.
The title of the exhibition heralds a journey through time; a seemingly chronological journey, but whose linearity is only an appearance; a history of transformations in time and space, that highlights the concept of ‘time and space’ mutating hand in hand with our own consciousness.
The sailors who accompanied Christopher Columbus feared the abyss at the end of the earth and the monstrous creatures they would find there. Taking this image as a starting point, even if, for more than 1.500 years (starting with Eratosthenes’ experiments in 200 BC), the roundness of the planet was the growing consensus, for Columbus’ navigators and sponsors the world was still flat.
The world today is three-dimensional, which places us firmly in a globe. This is the state of contemporary consciousness, even if our physics and mathematics describe higher dimensions; even if the collapse of space-time –as we understand it– has found a scientific expression in quantum mechanics.