May 31 –
July 28, 2018
Susanne Kriemann: Canopy, canopy

Opening reception: Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8:30pm

We must imagine the other side of the catastrophe. The side in which we can finally see that we did not fall into this time, we fell through it. A descent that is not immediate, explosive, or visible but rather unremarkable and gradual. It is what Rob Nixon refers to as slow violence - an incremental, attritional violence whose devastating repercussions develop out of sight and across a multiplicity of temporal scales and spaces. Achieved through accumulation, slow violence resides in the lengthy, fatigued space after a calamity. The long-term emergency that is ignored in favour of the more visceral spectacles of burning towers, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and fallen bodies.

How do we articulate unspectacular time?

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Susanne Kriemann (b. 1972, Erlangen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe.

Curated by Kim Nguyen and organized by Leila Grothe. The exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lorna Meyer Calas & Dennis Calas and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. Special thanks to Isabelle Busch; Ryan Peter; Mika Schwarz; California Academy of Sciences; Beat Raeber, Zurich; and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam.

Press:
San Francisco Chronicle, by Charles Desmarais
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Heliogravures from False chamomile, Wild carrot, Ox Tongue, natural herb pigments, soot, 2017; Courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. Photo: Susanne Hefti
Susanne Kriemann, Heliogravures from False chamomile, Wild carrot, Ox Tongue, natural herb pigments, soot, 2017; Courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. Photo: Susanne Hefti
Susanne Kriemann, Heliogravures from False chamomile, Wild carrot, Ox Tongue, natural herb pigments, soot, 2017; Courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. Photo: Susanne Hefti
Susanne Kriemann, Heliogravures from False chamomile, Wild carrot, Ox Tongue, natural herb pigments, soot, 2017; Courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. Photo: Susanne Hefti
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold
Susanne Kriemann, Canopy, canopy, 2018; installation view, Wattis Institute; Photo: Johnna Arnold