Turning Torrents

HKU Fine Art and HKU Photography exhibition

This exhibition runs from 28 October till 21 November at AG: Space for new art and media. Open from Wednesday to Saturday, from 13.00 – 18.00 h.

Our planet’s metabolism is distorted by the exuberant release of carbon dioxide and heat. At the same time our social, political and cultural landscapes are drastically influenced by a pandemic. Change comes in ripples or waves, and at times with torrential force.

The works in Turning Torrents draw connections from the ecological, climatological and biological realm towards culture, politics and economy, and back. We believe in an urgent need to increase our understanding of the direct and indirect interactions that shape ecosystems dramatically. But is the ambition to leave ‘zero footprint’ really the solution? Do we actually want to exist leaving no trace? Is this even possible?

Starting with a seminar and workshops in June, ten students from HKU Fine Art (BA and MA) and HKU Photography worked together with curators and artists from IMPAKT and HKU Games and Interaction. Together, they respond to the program of this year’s IMPAKT Festival: Zero Footprint – Living and Connecting on a Damaged Earth.

Turning Torrents takes place in and around AG —Space for new art and media—, the exhibition space of HKU in Utrecht city centre, as well as online. 

Also, don’t miss the presentation of the works as part of IMPAKT TV. Check out our TV guide and tune in on Wednesday 28 October from 17:45 – 18:15.

With the contributions of:

Alёna Vinokurova | Anon Chaisansook | Arno Westerberg  | Benjamin Pompe | Elliot McDonald | Lapis Lazuli | Lola Beekhuijzen & Jente-Floor Olthof | Lobke Roenhorst & Siem de Boer 

Curated by Anika Schwarzlose and Christina Della Giustina

Exhibition runs from 28 October till 21 November
Wednesday till Saturday, from 13.00 – 18.00 h

  • From 28 October till 7 November with works by: Anon Chaisansook, Elliot McDonald, Lapis Lazuli & Vince van Rossum, Lobke Roenhorst & Siem de Boer, Lola Beekhuijzen & Jente-Floor Olthof
  • From 11 November till 21 November with works by: Alëna Vinokurova, Arno Westerberg, Benjamin Pompe, Lapis Lazuli & Vince van Rossum, Lola Beekhuijzen & Jente-Floor Olthof


AG, Space for new art and media
Minrebroederstraat 16

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