03 Jul 2020 | Nilbar Güreş – Yokohama Triennale
“A name takes time, and asks for time. In a milieu that challenges our abilities and capacities to be together, the Triennale needed a name that could permeate everywhere, and yet not become a sole force muddying the multiple and diverse presences brought into the Triennale process. With the post-thematic move that this Triennale is working with, and with its attempts to bring in artists and publics into an encounter that is premised on unpredictable discoveries, surprises and discernment, we, Raqs, wanted a name that was low on determinacy but was full of living effervescence — with all it’s joys, charms, hazards, and mysteries.
With this in mind we proposed the title “Afterglow” a luminous interval, a glowing anticipation, a lambent flow, a charged current of energy between thickets of presence and becoming.
“Afterglow” invites you to be in proximity to the radiant, fluctuating glow of probes and premonitions, blending anticipation and projection with the calmness of rumination and the pugnacity of assertion. It invites you to lose your inhibitions, and find a vivid joy that can come with meeting the unfamiliar.[…]”