Kapwani Kiwanga
An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance
Group exhibition curated by Tarah Hogue
Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Mar 13 – Aug 22, 2021

“An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance clusters together works exploring or enacting methods of healing and the pain that often must be endured to get better. Specific subjects range from Indigenous responses to smallpox and the 1918 influenza pandemic, to iconic works by artists grappling with the HIV/AIDS crisis, and apologies and acts of reconciliation that move toward healing relations fractured by colonialism.

The artists featured in the exhibition attend to the sick or disabled body as it intersects with societal injustices, and propose alternate frameworks for care and wellbeing rooted in relation to community and the non-human world. Within philosophy, the term pharmakon is a composite of three meanings: remedy, poison and scapegoat. The indeterminacy of medicine to simultaneously heal and harm, and its capacity to produce altered bodies and states of consciousness, is addressed throughout the exhibition. As anxieties of contagion remain hyper-visible, attached to bodies as much as to viruses, the concept of pharmakon becomes a useful lens through which to consider our current moment. What rituals do we enact, whether daily or ceremonial, for our wellbeing, and what must be expelled—or conversely, taken in—in order to heal?”

4. Amtsalon
With works by Annabel Daou, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Anna Steinert, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Grit Richter and Anna Witt
Gallery Pop Up
Amtsalon, Berlin
Dec 1 – Dec 3, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Becoming Flower - Cosmogonies II. Devenir fleur
Group exhibition curated by Hélène Guenin & Rebecca François
MAMAC, Nice
Nov 10, 2022 – Apr 30, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Kapwani Kiwanga. Zurich Art Prize
Solo exhibition
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
Oct 27, 2022 – Jan 15, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni
New Museum
Sep 29, 2022, 6:30 pm